Monday, August 31, 2009


I have really wanted to blog lately.... but I haven't really had the time... but I want to at least post some pics of our fun trip to Chicago... We were able to sneak away for a few days and play in the windy city... (that wasn't windy at all).... We were able to stay in a wonderful hotel right down town and we had access to wherever we wanted to go with the fabulous public transportation... it was a great few days!

We loved my iphone... we would plug in a location and it would give us the correct bus/train/subway to take and what time to take it... I loved it!

NEXT STOP: SEARS TOWER... 1450 feet up in the air... we got to go to the top and step out on a glass box and look down at the was very very cool! I will proudly say... Cyrus was WAY more nervous than I was!

Don't I look good in this picture? It made me laugh... had to share!Look at the tiny little cars!
Yes, we looked like tourists! (just a little bit)
NEXT STOP: PIZZA... but not just any pizza... Giordano's pizza... I guess they make a pizza and then put another one on top of it... and we ate the whole thing! VERY tasty!

NEXT STOP: Museum of Science and Industry...
Well... lets just say, we are not museum people at all... we kept waiting for it to get good... but that never came... so, we had to entertain ourselves in other ways... I know... we are such dorks...

Are those butterflies on his head?

Any idea whose car this is? I will say that we did get to see a Harry Potter Exhibit... it was rather fascinating... well... at least I know my kids would have thought that... but we were not allowed to take any pictures inside the exhibit... the blurry one is one my hubby tried sneaking and that's dobbi... can you see him? Nice photography there huh?
The next day we were able to go to a CUBS game... we got to go to Wrigley Field... Not that i'm a big CUBS fan but going to the stadium was a good time... They were playing the Nationals... so Cyrus assumed the CUBS could beat them... but NO ... I think they lost 5 to 16 or something terrible like that... but we all know how much fun it is to be at a major league baseball game! I even found Waldo.

ALL in ALL I had a wonderful time with my dear Cyrus... So glad he took me with him! Secretly I want to go back and next time I'd like to stay a while longer... any takers of my 6 kids again?
Thanks again to my wonderful friends and family that took care of all my babies while we were gone... It was wonderful, I didn't worry about my kids one bit!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

From the mouth of a 4 year old....

This is when you know your 4 year old plays way too much Halo...

Grant: "Mom, where's dad?"

Mom: "He's at work."

Grant: "Did he make it to work without getting shot?"

Mom: "What do you mean? Who would shot him? and yes, he made it to work w/o getting shot."

Grant: "So, did he crouch?"

AHHHH.... gotta go read my child some Dr. Suess books....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Day 4567

or 4,5,6,7

Here is what I liked for the week....

I really should do this more often!

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Day 3

The boys had some friends over today and they all wanted to color BAKUGAN coloring pages. Grant is always studying the others making sure he does it correctly. It's hard being one of the younger ones in a big family because that tends to happen. I look back at my childhood and I think I was always doing that. I was the 8th of 9 children therefore I had many siblings to look up to and be like. It was nice getting married and finding my own identity although I am very grateful that I did have good siblings that taught me many wonderful things.... (just a side note)

2 (do you see baby charly?) Her new favorite place!






Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day 2

Today was sort of hard.... we did get to go and splash around in the neighbors pool.... which was a lot of fun! It was been extremly HOT! We've done alot of the indoor stuff lately... hence the xbox and guitar hero shots! But we're happy!
Cyrus has been helping Jeremy Price get a motorcycle put back together... tonight they got stuck because of the loss of a simple washer... I think our garage lacks some organization because things get lost in there alot. Cyrus tends to blame the many little hands that try and help but I think it has a little bit to do with him as well!




Monday, August 3, 2009

Photo Journalism Challenge

I took on a challenge for this week. The rules were as follows: (any of you are welcome to join me in this challenge... my fellow photog friends!) It would be fun to see all of our collages at the end!


1. Shoot all shots 50mm and wider.
2. No portraits of family should be of people doing something.
3. Shoot for 7 days straight.
4. Choose only one shot from each day.
5. Make a 'collage' of some sort of 7 images (one from each day).

Here are my runners up for today.... Help me pick which one I should use!