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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.