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Monday, June 06, 2011

Embracing the Crazy

Our lives are so nuts right now. So. I'm teaching part-time, working in the office part-time, working from home part-time, and I have a 3 year old and a four month old. Joe is preparing for his dissertation defense and also working full-time. Rumor has it, he has a wife and two kids as well.


This weekend, we decided to say FORGEDDABOUTIT. On Friday, we went to the lakefront and let Nathan run around like a loon. Can you see the crazy in his eyes? Or is the crazy of the hair behind him overpowering the picture? Cute boys, though. Right?

On Saturday, I scheduled an awesome playdate for Nathan and his BFF, a little girl he's gone to daycare with since he was five months old. She was actually at the new daycare when we switched in November. We went to our local park, which has an awesome water feature, and played and played and played. Nathan fell asleep at 7:00 that night.

Yesterday, we played tourist and went downtown. We took a water taxi on the Chicago River, walked along Michigan Avenue, ate lunch at a downtown cafe, and then took the water taxi back to the West Loop. Seriously, the best $8 we've ever spent. If you get to Chicago when the weather is comfortable, do this. It was a lot of fun. The water taxi is more for transportation than the tour boats. It goes from the west loop to Chinatown, with a few stops along the way.

It was a weekend of refreshment that I so needed. What did you do?


Becca said...

That sounds like a GREAT weekend! I do find things go better when the boys have ample physical activity... just like Golden Retrievers.

I should visit Chicago again sometime. It sounds wonderful!

AJU5's Mom said...

I am glad y'all got a weekend to just be a family and not deal with the crazies. And it sounds like Nathan slept well after all the business of the weekend, which I bet you loved. Hopefully life isn't too crazy and you can have a few more moments like this each month!

Swimming-duck said...

Sounds like such a fun day! What a cute pic of your little boys - they are both so adorable!