Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Day At The Field Museum

This was a day full of surprises. We had intended on going to Shedd Aquarium downtown to take advantage of the last free day of the season, but quickly found out that we were not the only ones with that idea. The sign coming into the parking garage said 3+ hours wait to get into Shedd. For those of you that don't know, waiting for the Shedd is outside. Did I mention that it was raining? Well, after already paying our $25 to park, we decided that we might as well do something, and ended up at the Field Museum. I had a lot of fun with these pages and the kid's personalities really do shine. Stephen's dinosaur page reminds me of the book Dinotopia where dinosaurs coexist with humans in a good and peaceful way. Rhea, on the other hand really is our Pirate Girl. Oh, the dinosaur in the background is Dinosaur Sue. I tried to explain to Stephen that we were the only ones in the whole world with a complete T-Rex. I think he just wanted me to finish taking his picture so he could move on. Oh well, he will appreciate it later.

Field Museam 1

Field Museam 2

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rhea's Bike

Throw Rocks in the River 2

Summer 2009 Bike Ride 1

When I Grow Up

Rhea Summer 3

I was able to get Rhea alone for a day and took her to the Arboretum. I love the taking pictures of her when she is just doing her own thing. She loves the water and isn't afraid of getting dirty as long as there is a dry set of clothes when she is finished.

Rhea Summer 4

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan1

We had a trip planned to the Lincoln Park Zoo and across the way to the Lake, but almost cancelled due to the temps. So, middle of the summer, be packed our sweatshirts and extra clothes since it would be too cold to have swim suits on. As you can see, the cold waters didn't stop us (or at least Stephen). The water wasn't really that bad once you were in it for AWHILE.

Lake Michigan2

Lake Michigan3

Since Lake Michigan was pretty much the same size as an Ocean in the chidren's eyes, we talked about sea animals this month. Below is a sample of Stephen's Ocean Notebook.
Ocean Notebook

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Warm Day

Sunny Day 2

Ah, a warm day at last. I took Rhea to Phillips Park today and enjoyed all of the flowers followed by a trip to the mini-zoo and the playground. I love this garden because it's different every year. I lucked out on the dress choice. It went great with the flowers!

Sunny Day