We went to the Balloon Glow in Lisle. It was so, so crowded. Henry loved the trading cards some balloon owners pass out. It was $10 to get your face painted- Henry took our offer of putting that money towards Minecraft. Gigi could not be dissuaded and had her face painted.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Kids love the park. Realized today when I glanced down at my driver's license, that it wasn't actually mine. After thinking about it, I realized it must have been switched when I rented a stroller at MSI on Friday. It was a Carri Johnson's drivers license. I called MSI. Carri called them yesterday, and we are mailing the licenses to each other.
The vacation bible school threw an impressive closing party, including a barbecue and bounce houses. Later, Katie watched the babies while Nick and I took our kids to see Inside Out. I loved the short cartoon before the main show, and I loved the main show.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Magic Show as party of the summer reading program at the library. I wash the Vacation Bible School shirts each night so they can where them to camp each morning. The robin eggs in the nest on our porch have started to hatch.
Frank and Kate are in town.
We attended the graduation of Nick's chiefs. This year's class had two surgeons, both women going on to fellowships. Next year will be Nick's turn.
Five years after starting together at Mount Sinai as interns, this group went out to dinner to celebrate two of their graduations. Dahlia, center, is graduating and doing a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. Brian, far right, is graduating from Northwestern and going to a vascular surgery fellowship. Simmi, Rebekah, and Nick will all graduate next June at Sinai.
Friday, December 11, 2015
We took Nick's bike to a shop in Lombard to be serviced. It happens to be next to a Potbelly's, so we also grabbed a sandwich and ate on the patio because it was such a lovely day. As I took this picture, I noticed in the reflection that huge storm clouds were moving in. I quickly gathered up kids and loaded them in the car. About two minutes later it was pouring, windy, and had lots of lightning and thunder.
Kindergarten graduation. I didn't understand why Henry insisted on wearing his Hawaiian shirt until we got there and found out there was an Island theme. Nick was able to attend (post call). We couldn't be prouder of this tremendous academic achievement.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
She began the day with a morning fit for a queen, including a crown and jewels.
Settled into her favorite princess outfit.
We recruited the local neighbors to have enough people to call it an actual party. I had the ninja turtle masks and party hats in my supply closet.
My friend Lizzy came with her kids, and graciously painted faces again. The musical candle was ordered from amazon well in advance. The fancy cake was serendipity- my neighbor's MIL had been given a fancy cake for her birthday by her baker sister. But the MIL was going out of town, so she gave it to Michelle (my neighbor). Michelle told me "what am I going to do with this giant cake?" I then told her Gigi's birthday was Tuesday (this was Sunday.) The cake was kept in the fridge, I carefully removed the MIL's name from the cake by lifting off the piping with a toothpick, and then added sprinkles, per Gigi's request.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
We went to Legoland, where Gigi used her skill to build a Lego toilet.
We took Nick a new wheel at work so he could ride his bike home tomorrow.