Saturday, August 23, 2014


Claudia and I met friends at the mall today. How does she look with cat ears? 

She didn't mind them. 

Missouri Trip

Claudia and I went to Missouri for a few days. We got to catch up with family and friends.

Claudia with her cousins (Brylea 4; Claudia 8 months; Adyson 6 1/2)

Claudia with her great grandma

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Our Doll Baby

An old family friend had crocheted this dress for Claudia before she was born. She looks like a doll.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Today, Claudia and I went to see Vivian Maier: Exposed. I had wanted to see the local exhibit since it opened and I finally made it a couple days before it closed. You may remember that my friend, Laura and I went to see a Vivian Maier exhibit three years ago in Chicago. Her work is amazing and I highly encourage you to check it out and read her story. Also, there is a documentary out about her right now - I must see this as well.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Eight Months

I'm 8 months old today. I love to smile, laugh and make funny noises. I can scoot backwards. I have six teeth. I like veggies way more than fruit. My favorite place to nap is in my mommy's lap.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Baby Outing

We met up with our baby friends today at a local forest preserve.

Wheel O' Babies

Maddox is so cool. 

Stroller Brigade


Old Friends, New Fun

My friend, Carrie and her daughter, Ginny came to visit us yesterday. Claudia has had lots of extra attention and fun this week! We went to the arboretum, played at home and then Carrie, Ginny and I went to Benihana for dinner.

Claudia loves her new friends. 

Ginny showing off a picture of the three of us at Benihana. 

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Girl Time

My mom and niece, Adyson were here for a couple of days. We surprised Adyson with a trip to the American Girl store where we shopped and had lunch.

Happy grandma at American Girl Cafe. 

I think Adyson was pleased with her surprise. 

Claudia didn't know what American Girl was so we're off the hook...for now. 


Adyson feeding the ducks at the petting zoo. 

Lunch at Two Toots watching the trains. 

Reading the Elmo puppet book from grandma. 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Fun Day Friday

This morning we went to breakfast and then to the Garfield Park Conservatory. It's over 100 years old and quite a gem. I have long been curious and wanted to check it out. There was quite a bit of hail damage done about three years ago and they are still working on restoring sections of it so the entire conservatory is still not open to the public. Very glad to see this beautiful place.

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