Friday, December 19, 2014
Our four days together went fast and half the group got sick but we all had fun.
When we weren't out and about, we'd entertain ourselves in the hotel.
Waldo is a big win.
Cuddling is always the favorite.
This little girl was such a careful colorer. Stayed in the lines and everything.
When waiting to leave the hotel, Liam for some reason liked to lay down in the entry, which all the kids copied. What a good example-setter.
Posted by Katie Bradley at 2:31 PM
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
When in a hotel, swim in the pool we must.
The way it usually goes for Liam and Dash is they play for a little while and then they's done. I think they just get too cold.
But this place had awesome heaters that you could hover over and practically dry off.
Grey, on the other hand, hangs back for a bit before finally edging into the water.
And then, he goes wild. (Until he gets cold, too)
Posted by Katie Bradley at 11:11 PM
Monday, December 8, 2014
We've just had two weeks full of family fun and now it's done. It's always so deflating when family time is done. At least I have pictures to relive the happiness!
Sean's parents were planning on visiting his brother, so we thought we ought to meet up half way-ish for a long weekend. How about Chicago? I like Chicago. And, in fact, we stayed a little north of the city and I visited Gurnee three times! It's nice to be home.
The hotel had a big courtyard so on a wonderfully warm day (like, 38 degrees!) we all went to play (minus a sleeping Sawyer and his mommy, Lindsay).
There was much running.
There was hide and seek.
Who can spot Avery? Bonus points if you can also find Kyle!
There was follow the leader.
There was slipping and sliding (I foresee a sore bottom in Liam's future).
There was Duck Duck Goose (Sean tried to initiate Minnesota's take on the game: Duck Duck Gray Duck. It didn't take).
Apparently in the preschooler version of the game, pretty much everyone gets up and runs when Goose is called. I think Avery new the rules better than my kids but when cousins get up to chase, how can you not go too?
There was resting.
There were signs to sit upon.
Let's close out with Grumpy Grey.
Which turned into Grumpy Walking Grey. No hand holding for him. Don't let him fool you, he had a grand ol' time hittin' up the hotel courtyard, as did we all.
Posted by Katie Bradley at 3:02 PM