A Date Afternoon with My Daughter

By on Oct 2, 2014 in Chicago, iPhone, Stay at Home Mom Days | 1 comment

This morning found me running around getting some blood drawn in advance of the scheduled c-section I have tomorrow morning. Followed by a few errands in the neighborhood. Then it was time to pick up Lucy. Since everyone’s world is going to be rocked tomorrow I wanted to spend some one on one time with her. So after leaving school I asked her if she’d rather have some ice cream from “the place with the little spoons” or pie from “the new pie shop“. She chose ice cream (personally I would have gone butterscotch pie because OMG, but her choice and she will probably always choose the ice cream option). We ate our treats outside looking at the kids playing in Giddings Plaza in Lincoln Square where Lucy spied her friend Alanna from school. The two of them played for about 30 minutes while I chatted with Alanna’s mom. I didn’t know her so nice to meet her. They are from Dallas and when they moved here a few years ago the winter was *quite* the shock to their system. Hell, I grew up in Chicago and winter is a shock to my system every year. I can’t imagine coming from somewhere warm. I think she said they moved here *in* the winter. Hello! And welcome to Chicago! From the square it was on to the shoe store. I wanted to get her and her brother their winter boots while I was thinking about it because every year I wait too long and then it’s snowed and I’m like, “Well hopefully your toes won’t get too cold. Go Play.” While we were there we found perhaps the greatest pair of high tops on the planet. Sparkly. With pink accents. And rainbow stripes inside. As Jason said they are most likely her spirit shoes given all those features. Lucy- tomorrow you become a big sister to another brother or sister. I know you are hoping for a sister but I think have come down to being happy with whatever comes out. Given this one acts a lot like you did in utero I feel like it’s a girl…or at least it’s a boy that’s a little calmer than your current lunatic of a brother. I am excited to see how you handle the challenge of being a big sister times two. I know you’ll be...

Just a Tuesday

By on Oct 1, 2014 in Chicago, iPhone, Photography, Stay at Home Mom Days | 1 comment

Nothing special really happened today. Although the amount of laughter I got from Rocky by pulling his legs on a swing to get him going was hilarious. He didn’t sleep really well last night and we think that both our kids are getting some kind of colds with T-2days till baby day. Good timing kids! Good thing they don’t usually keep their sickness around very long so I’m hoping it disappears by Thursday or Friday morning if we have to do that. Anyways back to our Tuesday. After helping me put together the bassinet for the baby in our bedroom and folding some clothes and putting them away. Ok fine he didn’t really help with that but rather just played with (threw around…) magnaformers on the floor. He also tucked his “babies in” under our comforter which happened to be on the floor. At one point he ran into his room and ran back with his pillow, “because the babies needed it for sleeping”. After that we took a walk to the park. Realizing as we left that it was actually pretty shitty outside. Cold and raining and bleh. But we had fun at the park. Mainly sticking to the swings because everything was soaked (I don’t care but Rocky doesn’t love it). With no other kids there the squirrels were *super* aggressive. Like climbing in our stroller and rooting around for crumbs. Seriously felt like I was in a Hitchcock movie, The Squirrels. The tagline, “Coming to a Playground Near You”. From there it was a stop at the shoe store where we got some boots that should be good for low temps and wet mud (more forest play time is on the dance card for these kids). Then it was lots of errands for me while Grandma Sue took over. Fun day kid. I like hangin’ with...

This guy started crawling yesterday.

By on Jan 7, 2013 in iPhone, Photography | 0 comments

This guy started crawling yesterday., a photo by LeahC on Flickr.

From the beach house

By on Jan 2, 2013 in iPhone, Photography | 0 comments

Let’s try photo 365 again., a photo by LeahC on Flickr. The wonderful “rainbow swing” at the beach house in St. Augustine, FL.