Monday, April 21, 2014


We had a GREAT day on Easter. The weather was gorgeous, church was fantastic, the boys behaved and we squeezed as much into the day as we possibly could.
Wilson gets sad when we talk about things that we have done before he joined our family. On Sunday, we spent some time making memories with him by taking him to some places he hasn't been to with us.

We went to church for a wonderful service filled with amazing music that Wilson sang for the rest of the day.

After church, we drove into the city for Ethiopian food. We made a stop at the Lake to put our feet in and show Wilson one of the things that makes living in Chicago worth the cold and wind. 

Beach feet. Love them.

The 'twins':

There was dancing....

Then we went to our favorite Ethiopian restaurant for Yebeg Tibs Wat, Kik Alicha and Yemisir Wat. Yum!

After our delicious dinner we went to Jill and Peter's for an easter egg hunt and cupcakes to celebrate Ellie's birthday. 

It was a beautiful day filled with lots of great memories for all of us. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Today was gorgeous...our first warm weekend day since....since....I have no idea when it was but we are glad it is back (for now).

Wilson is determined to climb on these without any help.


This is the look I get when I want to take a picture of him.

Hey Andrew. Read the sign.

These two are beginning to become friends. It's fun to watch.

Wilson has been practicing how to balance on a curb. He has set quite a few playground goals for himself. Next stop: swings!

These two were cracking each other up.

Yes! Stuck the landing!

Haitian snow angels...

He looks like he's being a good brother and helping him on the slide doesn't he? 

He was actually positioning him so he could do this:

Two hours, one bathroom break, four water bottle refill trips to the fountain and three band-aids. Not a bad day.