Thursday, May 27, 2010

great friends.

Leah's galpals Clara, Lilah, and Noelle came over today to play. They danced, shared lots of snacks, and Clara pushed Leah around in her doll stroller. Pretty fun little girls. :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Home Sweet Home.

We got back home on Monday, and Leah was soooo excited to see her daddy. They snuggled, and read, and played. She loves him so much. Yesterday afternoon, she asked "where dada?" I told her that dad went to work. She said "dada go. gogogogogogo." She went and got her shoes, went to the door and said "I go dada." Heart-melter.

We took it easy yesterday (Leah slept a ton!), finished unpacking, and did lots of snuggling and reading. We're excited that it's already Wednesday and we'll have daddy back home in a couple of days for a looooooong weekend!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sweet summer.

We had a super great day today. It was so so so sunny and sooo warm so we wore our summery clothes, played with water toys, drank lots of koolaid and lemonade, did some dancing outside, and enjoyed our last day in Chicago. We're headed back to Seattle tomorrow, and although we're sad to leave, we're excited to see Luke. 10 days is a long time to go without some squeezing from our favorite husband and daddy.

Thanks for so much fun, Chicago!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Another 1st Birthday Party!

Leah had another birthday party tonight - this one was Elmo themed, and at Lou Malnati's, mommy's very favorite pizza place. Leah had a great time eating, seeing her family and friends, and opening more presents :) She's a very very very loved little lady.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

More Chicago Fun

We've been having lots of fun here in Chicago - on Tuesday, we went to Great Grandma Perek's house for lunch. She made mac n cheese (with hotdogs!), yummy sandwiches, and super great strawberry shortcake. Leah had a blast. She played with Snickers, Grandma's puppy, and a pretend puppy that Grandma had in the dining room.

On Wednesday, we went to the zoo! Leah saw lots and lots of animals... she can say goggie, rabbit, bear, duckie, monkey, horsie, and kitten. She did a great job naming all of the animals - and the ones that she didn't know, she called "tucker". Which seems pretty appropriate.

On Thursday, we had a relaxing day - we tried to go swimming, but the pool was closed, so we went to a couple of parks nearby to play. Leah loves swings now, and is a champion slider.

Today, we went to downtown Arlington Heights for lunch at an irish pub with Grandma and Grandpa. Leah had grilled cheese and sweet potato fries, and mommy had fish and chips. (Sorry Luke, we know you would have loved them.) After lunch, we went to the library. Leah had so so so so so much fun. She played on the giant map rug, played giant chess, found lots of books to read, and did a ton of puzzles. We came home and baked cupcakes for another one of her 1st birthday parties tomorrow :) She only has one left after tomorrow. :(

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hot Dog City

We're having a great time in Chicago :)

On Friday, we woke up super early to get to the airport and fly to Chicago. Leah stayed awake the entire flight (but was so so so happy), so we read books and ate snacks the whole time. Grandpa Tim came and picked us up at the airport and took us to Superdawg for our first round of Chicago hotdogs.

On Saturday, Leah had another 1st birthday party! This one was with the Paustian family - mommy's mommy and her family. It was a Cubs themed party, and it was so so so fun. We ate more hot dogs.

On Sunday was Ross' wedding - Leah had a blast. Lots of dancing, lots of eating, lots of mingling with people. We found out that she's not allergic to watermelons, etc. like her mommy. Great news!

Yesterday we recovered from our big weekend. We took some good naps, watched cartoons, and snuggled. Our kind of day.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oh No! Again.

Boy, mommy has been pretty bad about updating recently. Pretty ridiculous.

We've been having fun, as usual. Lots of playing outside, lots of reading. Leah's doing a ton of talking now - starting to put together phrases like "dada no go," which is awfully sad but cute.

We found out that Leah is going to have a baby sister, which we're very excited about. She's been practicing with her baby, which she loves so so much.

Last weekend, we had BFFs Mike and Lisa visit. It was so much fun. We ate a lot, played a lot, and had a lot of fun.

This week we're sick. :( Just colds, though.

We're also getting ready for our trip to Chicago this weekend!