Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thunder - North Aurora

Charlie had a game in North Aurora tonight (Sam had practice for his big Lombard tournament this weekend). This is our last week of baseball for the year~
Ready to steal~
Mary with the big girls~

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Patio

Today at lunch, we picked up Scott from work, in the hopes of seeing the Stanley Cup at Harry Caray's in Lombard. Haha. We drove up to a 4+ hour long wait. The kids were only mildly disappointed. We went to lunch at The Patio instead~

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lightning Win! Lightning Win!

After driving to Homer Glen the last 7 days or nights, plus a terrible storm complete with high mile winds whipping sand into our faces on Friday, the Lightning won the tournament!!!!
This is when they were one game out. They had just won~
And here is the winning pitch for the championship game~

It was REALLY exciting!!! We had to wait an extra 40 minutes while the teams playing for 3rd and 4th place played extra innings (that was an even more exciting game) ~
These boys were so proud of themselves~

It was a very close game~
Uncle Dan came out and got to see a big win~
Sam with his new friend, Michael~

Mary always has to get in on the action (no matter how late ;) ~

Way to go, Sammy!! Way to go, Lightning! Even though this felt like the longest baseball week ever, it was worth it!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pool Party

Daddy came to the pool with us today!
Mary is just like her brothers were at this age - she LOVES the water~

She's very brave~

And then Sam is a diving machine~

Charlie didn't want me to take his picture while diving. So I'll leave you with this little duckling~

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Today we said good-bye (and Happy Birthday to Isaac and Hannah) to the Fishers. The boys are smiling in this picture, but I know Charlie is heartbroken~
One of the going away gifts Charlie gave Isaac was a White Sox baseball hat. On the inside rim he wrote how many miles between Lombard, IL and Cary, NC (869) ~


Sam came downstairs today in this outfit~
Those are Mary's size 18 months capris and tank top. He really is my silliest child~
And of course, you-know-who has to get in on all the action~

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Revenge of the Chicken

It's county fair time!
This year for our annual trip, Sam decided to bring out an oldie, but a goody~
It decided to rain a bit while we were there today~
But that didn't stop us from having lots of fun~
Sam loves these tractors every year. He is almost too big for them~
Mary and Sam liked the baby chicks~
They all had fun with the fishing game, courtesy of the Dupage County Forest Preserve~
Nice catch~
This poor sheep~
Although he seemed to like it~
This giant fish tank on wheels is there every year, too. It's pretty cool because it has all the native Illinoisan fish to see~
Baby cow separated from its mother~
Mary liked the reptiles and amphibians~
It's funny, because we do the exact same things every year, and the kids never get tired of it~
This year, we had front row seats to the pig races~
And of course, we love walking through the animal exhibits~
This turkey probably weighs more than Mary~
Oh irony!
This kid was very smart and really personable. He didn't want us to leave, so he kept showing us new tricks with his chicken~

I am so glad my children are braver than I~
Much braver~
We love the county fair!!