Monday, September 26, 2011

My Very First Chicago Bears Game

Whoo Hoo, I'm going to the Bears Game

our front of Soldier Field 

cool ivy 

found our seats
can you tell how giddy I am? 

announcing the Chicago Bears players
fireworks also,
so cool 

opening kick off 

a man in front of us had this on his hat 

at half time we walked around
this is a view of the Harbor

neat structure 

memorial honoring our soldiers 

This is my very first time at a professional football game. Tom surprised me and bought tickets for us, I was glad he picked a day that was early enough in the season so I didn't get cold. The weather started off a little rainy, but then the sun came out and we had a marvelous day.

I don't know how other fields work, but I loved how at Soldier Field, they honor our Military.  During the game, they would take time to announce individuals and groups from our brave men and women who fight for us.  I was always so impressed how they ended up getting a great standing ovation and cheering from the crowd.

The Bears lost, but thats ok, I had a great day.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Avas Adorable Dress

I'm so glad that you all love Ava Graces adorable dress.  I first saw this dress here at And Emma Makes 5.

I knew I had to have one, so I went to this web page...etsy shop, and ordered one.  Now she only had a few available so I took what I could.  It is supposed to be a dress, but Ava Graces was a little short so I just use it as a top.

Thank you all for your kind comments...I'm glad our little princess can all look cute together!

Wish we could get them all together for a photo shoot with their outfits on!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pumpkin Farm

After dropping Trevor off at school today, Ava and I did a few errands.  On our way, I saw this pumpkin farm, we stopped to see what there was.  It was a big pumpkin farm with hay rides, animals, maze and was mostly closed, open on weekends, but we had fun anyway.

I got a few pics of Ava Grace by the pumpkins...she was so not interested in taking pictures tho, so much other stuff to see.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Andrew turned 12 youngest son is 12.  My how the time goes by.  He turned 12 on Friday, but he was at the farm working with Tom, so we celebrated late.

The boys are so sweet to Ava Grace.  They always let her help blow out the candels.  I bought trick candels on accident, and the both of them were blowing and blowing trying to get the candels out.

Funny:  When you tell Ava Grace that it is someones birthday, the first thing she says with a huge smile on her face is CAKE?  Yup, she is my girl!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What I did while Ava was in "school"

for those of you who wondered what I did with my free time:

I had a foot/leg massage with a pedicure, it was fabulous!

hmmm, now maybe next time a manicure?  Who knows?

Anyone available for breakfast?  I have 4 hours!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Children's Day Out Program

Whoot, Whoot...

I found a CDO program in the area, and I decided to sign Ava Grace up for it.  They can attend 2 times a week for 4 hours per day.

Ava Graces first day was Monday, she was so excited to have "school".   She finally got to wear a backpack like the big boys, and have stuff in it.

     My baby girl
so excited to go to

showing off her back pack 

this is what Ava Grace made
I love it!
It has her hand prints on them
and thumb prints for the apples
she is so cute when she says "ahbble"

walking to the car
little Miss Independant
hummm, don't know if I like that 

I asked her to stop and wait for me
she turned around and said OK Mommy
I love this girl 

So that is Ava Graces first day at "school".

Monday, September 12, 2011


Last week: Not very exciting around our house, so we went out...

Ava Grace loving her Ice Cream

wait...are you trying to eat my ice cream,
or just take a picture with me...hummm

Trevor looking a bit guilty... 

the other day I was driving and turned around to see
Ava Grace like this, now she has never used a pacifier
before, and she was chewing the heck out of this one.
I think the sunglasses on the head is cute 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

God Bless the USA

We will never forget....

I will say an extra prayer for those who lost loved ones on that horrific day...

for those families who were and are forever changed...

for our military families still fighting to keep us free...

Freedom is never Free...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

And there off....

Trevor is so excited to finally have his braces off...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Beautiful Buildings, who knew?

When Tom and I were in St. Petersburg for the adoption, we had the priveledge to go sight seeing.  Tom and I were amazed at all the beautiful architecture in the Cathedrals and Palaces.

Church on the Spilled Blood 


When I was there, I said, there isn't anything like that in Illinois....boy was I wrong.

On our way home from St. Louis last week, we decided to stop and see the capital of Illinois.  We had never been there before.  Since it is summer, there was hardly anyone there, and it was a Saturday, but we lucked out.  We went into the capital building and they were just about to start a tour.

We were shocked to see the beautiful rooms, the high cathedral, the statues and the marble.  It was beautiful.

I really had a wonderful time, seeing our State Capitol.  I will definately bring the kiddos there to see it.