Friday, July 8, 2011

Moving Week/Grandma's Visit

It's hard to believe it's already been over a month since we've moved. We are LOVING Downers Grove! And are happy to report that we are nearing the end of our unpacking. (A certain little visitor due to arrive on September 27 has been a tremendous motivator!) We were so thankful to have my mom come out the week after we moved, to help with Dylan. And of course Papa and Nana have had their share of Dylan overnights. What would we do without grandparents?!

Dylan spent moving weekend with Papa and Nana. This picture is of him walking through the door of his new home, for the very first time.

Dylan - in heaven - with both Grandma AND Nana, in his new backyard.

 Watching Snow White with Grandma.

 Spectating as Daddy mows the lawn for the first time.

 Out front with Grandma.

 Plenty of boxes to play in!

 At Washington Park in Downers Grove with my mom.

 The big field at Washington Park.

 Oak Brook Shopping Center.

Roaming the aisles at Toys R Us. (Notice what he is placing on the shelf, so that he can check out the car more fully - a watering can.)

Our rental truck from Move #2. We hired movers for the move from our apartment, but we had about just as much stuff stored in Russ and Sharryn's basement that called for a second move, 5 days later!

This was Baby Girl's one and only box of belongings. :)

Final Weeks in Chicago

 Some pictures from our final weeks in the Windy City:

 At our much beloved Welles Park.

 Building blocks at Fantasy Kingdom.

 Feeding the ducks off of Wilson Avenue "water bridge."

More playtime at Fantasy Kingdom.

My dear friends in Moms Group. You are truly missed!

Tuesday's Child

Dylan is a proud graduate of Tuesday's Child, a program we enrolled him in for our final two months in the city.


Papa took Dylan to Midway airport a few weeks back, to watch the planes take off and land. He was thrilled, and, since going back two subsequent times to pick up visitors, requests to go there almost every day.

First Watch

Dylan is sporting his first ever watch. Very important to be on time for those playdates, you know.

Watering Can Obsession

Dylan's latest thing has been watering cans. He is attracted to them in books and in stores, so I finally went out and spent the big bucks (i.e. $1 at the Dollar Tree) and got one for him. It's been the best dollar we ever spent! He LOVES his watering can, and it comes many places with him - splash pads, pools, the park, Nana's house, his bed, the car. Also - you'd be surprised at how many places have watering cans. So far, we have discovered them at the Dollar Tree, Target, Toys R Us, Home Depot, and Pottery Barn. Keep your eye out, and when you see one, think of "D."