Sunday, March 22, 2009

Entering the Toddler Years

Our toilet wasn't working properly, so we had to call a plumber. When he asked if we'd dropped anything in the toilet, our immediate response was no. Then we all turned towards Dylan with looks of curiosity. Sure enough, 5 minutes later, the plumber (chatting with Marc, above) discovered the culprit to our clog - Dylan's plastic hairbrush. I had let him play with it, and he obviously thought it should have a new home in the toilet. Enter....the toddler years.

A Familiar Face

It was awesome to see my college roommate Leah this weekend. It had been years since we'd seen each other. She and her husband Ross now live in the area, so we got together with our husbands and our good friend Justin. Leah and I went to school in Iowa but are both South Dakota girls. At one point Leah shared that her parents had sold the farm. We all laughed. How often is it the case where that is meant - literally?! Fun to talk "South Dakota talk" with a friend. :)


One of the "hats" that Marc wears is maintenance rep for our condo board. He got more than he bargained for when it turned out the exterior of our building needed some major repairs. After much investigative work, they pinpointed the problem and the work began this past week. Dylan has LOVED watching the "scaffolding dudes," as we call them, do their work. He pounds on the window and waves to them. They are kind and knock and wave back.

Moo-rie And Me

Dylan officially has a favorite book. It is very fun to watch him use discretion and pick out "Moo-rie and Me"...every....single....time. :)

Coffee Table

We knew the coffee table we recently bought would serve more than just the purpose of holding our drinks. It opens up to store toys too. Little did we know it would have a third purpose - fort/play area for Dylan. He loves it in there.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Keeping Us Entertained

Dylan gets so excited about his toys sometimes that he crawls up on top of them. (We got him an old computer keyboard because he was slightly obsessed with ours.)

Sporting a little post-nap "bedhead."

I left the room for literally one minute, and returned to find he'd pulled down the Kleenex box and had it half-emptied already. :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

First Trip to Navy Pier

Dylan accompanied his daddy to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier on Friday. Marc supplied pavers for an exhibit there.

Standing Tall

D is spending more time on his legs these days.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Little Boys

Dylan and I met my aunt and cousins and kids in Evanston on Friday. Connor and Carter had fun taking the free magazines on the street corner, and are displaying their copies of "Today's Chicago Woman."

We saw our good friends Cortt and Jen's new baby Connor on Saturday. He is beautiful!

"My New Favorite Things"

Playing with the curtains.

Listening to Daddy tell me how to make coffee in the morning. I help by shutting the cupboard, and closing the coffee pot lid.

Putting items in buckets and bowls.

Playing At The Park

Chicago was blessed with a couple of warm days last week. A few pictures from our time at the park, and talking with our neighbor Rina along the way:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Cooking With Dylan"

If Dylan had a cooking show, these would be a few of the snapshots from it:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Dylan used sign language for the first time yesterday! I asked him if he wanted more apple (I wasn't even signing), and when I turned towards him he was touching his hands together to signify "more." You should have heard the shriek of happiness that came from my mouth. I must admit, I was one proud mommy! Two thumbs up for Baby Signing!