Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Recap - Christmas Partying in Chicago!

We went to Chicago this past weekend for Toni and Karl's Christmas party and some all around family fun :) As always, we had an amazing time!!

D absolutely loves flying! Before the trip, if he can see the pilots, he tells them to, "Do an awesome job!" Afterwards, he likes to go into the cockpit and sing to the pilots, "good job pilots". I will get it on video and post it at some point. Anyway, the pilot after our flight to Chicago thought D was so cute that he asked if D wanted to sit in the pilot's seat. D loved it, and of course I scrambled to get out my camera. I started to take a picture and the pilot asked if I wanted to sit in the chair as well...which was obviously a big yes!! It was great...although, D now thinks that he should get to sit in the pilot seat on every flight and doesn't really understand why he isn't allowed to fly the plane!

D looks a bit scared, but actually loved sitting in the cockpit!

On Saturday morning, D woke up a bit on the early side. Nicki decided it was the perfect time to make cookies for the Christmas party!

Taking the sprinkles very seriously!

Richard and Rhonda came over for breakfast on Saturday morning. We had a good time hanging out.

After breakfast and some bridesmaid dress shopping, we met Erin out for lunch. It's always great to see Erin and D absolutely loves hanging out with her!

D absolutely loves trains. Nicki came up with a great plan to take the train to Grandma's house. D loved it!!

Saturday night, we had Toni and Karl's Christmas party. We had a great time seeing so many of Toni and Karl's friends!

Yes, D and I are in coordinating argyle sweaters...I actually brought a few different sweaters to wear, but D picked this one so we would match :)

D's favorite...the koala hug. He loves to hang on with no hands :)

Fun with Alyssa, Dennis and Beth!

D likes to be in the middle of hugs...I ask him if he's the cheeseburger, but he usually tells me he's the pickle!

On Sunday morning, Nicki, Chris and I helped wrap 59 presents for the homeless shelter where Grandma Toni volunteers. If you remember, we've purchased and wrapped the presents for the past few years. Unfortunately, this weekend was too busy to do the shopping, but I'm very happy that I got to help wrap to contribute to the process.

Grandma Toni took D to the park for a while. When they got back, D wanted to help wrap! I love the expression on his face in this picture...I can just see him saying, "it's kind of hard, mama!"

Nicki with the finished products :)

I know I'm still way behind on a lot of I'm going to catch up with some picture marathons, hopefully this weekend!! So check back soon!!


  1. Another jam packed weekend. Great pictures, great update.

  2. Great post...looks like a fun trip! Ella is already asking when we can go back! :)