Friday, October 18, 2013

A Month Late: California Grandma Visits Chi-Town

Part of me didn't get this post moving because I hadn't outed myself about the newest uterus inhabitant yet and obviously I look 8 months pregnant already (despite being about 6)... but part of me just couldn't find the time/energy to get out a blog post with just pictures. But I know family loves to see them, and I love having them here...

We'll see what the future holds and if I do bring home a baby in a carseat and all that. I just don't see these whenever family comes to visit posts continuing. I might switch to a more lazy general approach to things and just IG some of them and post a couple here on the blog. I just can never decide because I love all of them! With that said, I still have one more trip post and another one coming once Benjamin's Maryland grandparents visit in a week!

California Grandma came to visit in September, but California Grandpa couldn't come... but that was okay because he got his fix about 3 weeks later when we visited him!
Book time + a Noodles & Co. and chocolate and coffee date while B was napping one afternoon at home with Dad
A visit to a new orchard, Honey Hill in Waterman, IL. We picked apples, raspberries, went on a hayride, bought overpriced things from the gift shop like cider donuts and cider, and pet the animals in the petting zoo.

While Dad was putting in a new window well cover since our rambunctious toddler likes to JUMP on them, we went to Brookfield Zoo to check out the sights... and a first carousel ride (to which he was indifferent).

7 comments:

Laura McCannell said... [Reply to comment]

Your version of "8 months pregnant" = me pre-partum. hahah

But seriously, adorable. And your mom in the kangaroo's pouch is hilarious.

Ben and Katie said... [Reply to comment]

fun times!!
cider donuts...now I am drooling!

ya know what I just discovered...blogger has a app for your phone!
no more emailing pics to myself and doing that whole long crazy process...now they go from my phone to the blog post!
that's how I did the last one and it was so quick!
now I may not blog more then what I am doing now but it will go quicker when I do...

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I got disracted by everything cute in this post when I read "cider donuts."

And you are so cute. And have great genes - your mom doesn't look like a grandma x 3 to me. Smart move, Elliot, smart move.

Veronica said... [Reply to comment]

You look great! 8 months?? Now way. You make 6 months look skinny.

You all look adorable. Especially that blondie and his grandma!

Mama Bear said... [Reply to comment]

So cute! Love the dress.

Darcey said... [Reply to comment]

Love that I finally get to see a pic of you and your super cute bump. Looks like you guys had a great time and you are crazy about being big...I am thinking the opposite for this being your 3rd. Awesome job momma keep up the good work!!!

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

I love many things about this post, but my favorite might be B's indifference to the carousel. He's just too cool for such nonsense.