what’s been happening (a summary in pictures).

because a picture is worth a thousand words. and because i’m lazy like that.

warning: it’s long.

20130519_133937 ^^^eating at a vietnamese restaurant at jacksonville. she was extra cute that day.^^^

20130523_143900 ^^^bored at walmart…^^^

20130523_144112 ^^^meet baby monica, my niece. my brother in law and his family came on an impromptu visit to our house. olivia loved having a(nother) baby in the house)^^^

20130523_151150 ^^^uncle roy found a land turtle at a busy intersection downtown so he brought it home. patrick didn’t know what to do with it. haha. later we set it lose near the neighbor’s pond. ^^^

20130526_165809 ^^^oh hey, we bought a sandbox. pretty awesome.. patrick also got a tire swing. he’s still too small for it though.^^^

20130527_122958 ^^^he thought it funny to get his butt stuck in the basket. that is until he couldn’t get out.. haha^^^

20130529_130840 ^^^we went to chicago for a week to see my sister. they absolutely love the airport^^^

20130529_175515 ^^^while waiting for my sister to pick us up at the airport, they play at this slope. they actually had a pretty good time. don’t ask me about how dirty they got.

20130604_103944 ^^^taking my sister’s two dogs for a swim.^^^

20130530_141231^^^at brookfield zoo.^^^

20130602_201901(0)^^^my sister with the kids, at woori village. korean bbq is the best!^^^

20130530_145003 ^^^brookfield zoo. he suddenly wanted to take pictures with the lion..^^^

20130530_152328 ^^^this happened at every aquarium we visited. this particular one was shedd aquarium..^^^

20130531_144314 ^^^hello, sue (field museum)^^^

20130531_145454 ^^^saying hi to the birds in the exhibit…. -_-^^^

20130531_164126 ^^^chicago city line^^^

20130531_185317 ^^^we ate at the famous Gino’s East pizza. Deep dish pizza at its best. while i love their pizza, i’m not digging its interior. it felt like being surrounded by birdpoop… 😦 ^^^

20130602_124930 ^^^downtown chicago, at an indonesian restaurant called rickshaw republic. overpriced food, but they have the cutest window display while we were there.. lol. an elderly couple even stopped for a playful communication with olivia..^^^

20130602_140143 ^^^what not to love about chicken bones? right?^^^

20130602_174740^^^being in a big city means we can find a lot of playground and parks. afterall, a girl gotta have her swing time..^^^

20130603_171131^^^warren dunes. it was a bit too chilly to swim, but otherwise the weather was perfect for playing with the sand. this one doesn’t like to get his hands (and feet) dirty, but dry sand is ok for him.^^^

20130608_193413^^^an example of a typical night playtime at my house. in this one he was pretending that a giant baby with a green head chased him and he had to escaped by riding a horsie. i wonder where he got that storyline..?^^^

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^^^pigtails. momma is excited!^^^

20130614_093447^^^we don’t do this very often (too many dishes to wash for a breakfast item). but he loves helping me with the colors.^^^

20130512_180813^^^oh hey we bought a kiddie pool. the kids lurrrveee it, especially when they can just jump in it, naked. haha!^^^

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