Friday, December 19, 2014

Hotel Shenanigans

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Our four days together went fast and half the group got sick but we all had fun.

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When we weren't out and about, we'd entertain ourselves in the hotel.

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Waldo is a big win.

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Cuddling is always the favorite.

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This little girl was such a careful colorer. Stayed in the lines and everything.

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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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Museum of Science and Industry

How great is Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry? So great. Here's our gang's adventures.
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A tesla coil! It was loud.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hotel Pool

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When in a hotel, swim in the pool we must.

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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.

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But this place had awesome heaters that you could hover over and practically dry off.

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Grey, on the other hand, hangs back for a bit before finally edging into the water.

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And then, he goes wild. (Until he gets cold, too)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Courtyard Mayhem

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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!

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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.

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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).

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There was much running.

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There was hide and seek.

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Who can spot Avery? Bonus points if you can also find Kyle!

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There was follow the leader.

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There was slipping and sliding (I foresee a sore bottom in Liam's future).

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There was Duck Duck Goose (Sean tried to initiate Minnesota's take on the game: Duck Duck Gray Duck. It didn't take).

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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?

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There was resting.

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There were signs to sit upon.

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Cheese face!

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Poser Grey.

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Poser Dash.

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Let's close out with Grumpy Grey.

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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.