Before I can legally post pictures from our fabulous trip to New York last week, I want to post pictures from our fabulous trip to Chicago a couple of weeks ago. It was a wonderful mix of family and friends, along with sights, sounds, and tastes of the Windy City.
First, pictures from the Family and Friends network of the greater Chicago area.
We visited the girls' uncle's farm, just outside of Chicago. The girls got to help with a few of the more fun (for them) chores...bottle feeding a baby calf...
...feeding the goats, sheep, and alpacas...
...and amid the turkeys, hens, and roosters, they hunted for eggs.
Their absolute favorite "chore", though, was snuggling the baby kittens. They **really** wanted to take them home to live with us!
After a great meal and too many desserts, we gathered the E family for pictures.
|Uncle V, Daddy, Cousin M, along with B and A|
We also spent time with Hubby's best friends, the girls' "Uncle" Steve and "Aunt" Svetlana.
The girls hadn't seen Steve since they were 2 1/2, but they remember him from the visit he made to our house. They don't remember meeting Svetlana when they were infants, but they couldn't get enough of either of them.
I love this picture so, so much!!!
And the girls were tickled to get to play a little soccer with Daddy and Uncle Steve.
Regretful goodbyes to the greatest honorary uncle.
After a couple of days exploring the city, we left via Steve and Svetlana's daughter's house...who just happens to have a little girl 15 months younger than A&B, and two-year old twin boys! (Their names are A&B, too!)
Silly girls at lunch!
...with ice cream for all for dessert!
We are so thankful to have spent such wonderful time with our family and friends!