Sunday, November 30, 2008


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Between NIU basketball and football, we never know how our Thanksgiving week is going to look. This year was another peaceful year on Thanksgiving Day before Tom was called back into work over the weekend. He prepared a wonderful Thanksgiving feast with a little "help," while I finished the decorations with a little "help."
Daddy's Pumpkin Pie

Once a year left-over treat

Time to Decorate
"Helping"Collecting Leaves for the Turkey Project
Turkey Project

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Last Trip to Brookfield Zoo

So, call me crazy, but I am always one to get the most out of my memberships. It was November, but still slightly above freezing and we were off to the zoo. Wow, NO LINES! I think we were three of about six people at the zoo, but were able to see animals that we had not yet seen due to crowded buildings. I was even able to bring the stroller inside!

Did I mention that it was a little cold? The kids were not too thrilled with being forced to take this picture, but I neglected to get a zoo entrance picture earlier in the season.

Ahhhh, that's better!

Stephen and Rhea were two of three children at the dolphin show, so they had extended one on one time with them. Stephen complained later that night that he was bored didn't get to do anything that day until I pointed out that he played catch with a dolphin!

We warmed up in the gift shop and then a quick foot massage before dashing back to car.