Thursday, August 19, 2010

A small sampling of pictures from Chicago

Our whole family flew up Friday night to spend the weekend in Chicago with Jon's sister and her family. I stayed on to work a few days in my corporate office. The boys had a had a complete blast with cousin Audrey.

Porch swing

The cutest part of having two four year olds and a three year old together is their very specific requests of clothing, sunglasses, and pictures they want taken. From my perspective, the nice part about sunglasses is that it hides that they are not even close to looking at the camera.

Sunglasses hide the lack of cooperation

Jon's mom, grandma Roxane, was also in town to be with the crazies and she graciously watched them all so the big kids could go out for dinner and dive bar by ourselves. There are few things I miss about Chicago but $2 beers in dive bars is one of those things.

With grandma

Despite checking out the Air & Water Show, visiting Millennium Park, and riding the El and airplanes, the boys' favorite part of the Chicago trip was the water fights in the backyard. Complete with forts built by uncle Andy.

Water fight

It was a very special trip and the boys would not leave until we had a plan to have Audrey visit us and us visit Chicago again.

Backyard

When I stayed on in Chicago, I got a chance to catch up with one of my favorite friends. People often tell me I am super nice but Julie is literally the nicest person I have ever met. It was the happiest I had ever seen her and four hours was not enough time together to say everything we wanted to say. I would like all of my friends scattered across the country to please move closer, thanks.

Julie

And Liz asked me to take family pictures while I was there. I got some good shots but when I clicked the shutter on this one, I knew it was going to be my favorite of the bunch.

Audrey

More pictures from that shoot tomorrow, as well as more action shots from Chicago. After three days away from my boys, it's great to be home.

10 comments:

Joanna said...

Gorgeous photos. I'm glad you guys had a great time and I hope the boys get to spend more time with their cousin in the future.

Bren said...

Great pictures! I love when our daughter gets together with her cousins - it is so fun to watch them all play together!

Goddess in Progress said...

Lovely shots. Sounds like it was a great trip!

FoxTwinsMama said...

I love the from-the-top water fight shot. Looks like you had a great time!

Sadia said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. That picture with Grandma is keeper! (Well, they all are, but you know what I mean.)

beemii said...

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Lesley Barr Photography said...

Love the photos, looks like you had a fun time!

Maria said...

Love the glasses pic! Glad you're back, I missed the Case adventures. Also, cannot wait to visit Millenium park next week!

Lindsay said...

LOVE the pics! I'll bet Grandma Roxanne is over the moon about the one with her and the kids.

Can I book a session while we're in Austin? =)

Carrie77 said...

Audrey is such a cutie!