We had fun enjoying things around town as a family the week after Christmas. Big George finally got to see the Nature Center that we joined. It was a pretty mild day so we decided to hike down to the lake. I was in heaven taking photographs with the abundance of natural light. Magnolia, ever obsessed with reindeer, was convinced that she found reindeer antlers. She begged to take it home but we decided to put in a special place so we could find it the next time we visit. Phew.
With such unseasonably warm weather we decided to head to the zoo the following day. This is where Magnolia revealed to us that she could skip. This was so exciting that before we knew it, we were all skipping through the zoo.
Afterwards we hunted down an old Italian restaurant in town. It was worth the hunting. The kiddos loved the homemade soup and pizza.
We did our annual trip to Chicago the day after Christmas. It was cold and big George was sick so we didn't venture out much. Well, I did when they were all napping. So for me, it was super fun!
The kids loved seeing their cousins, Musa & Isa, who also joined us there. Here they are dancing in the lobby while we all gathered and visited.
The favorite part was the swimming. We have two little fish! These two spent most of their time in the water.
After checking out we decided to get some lunch at Ed Debevic's. Oh how I loved this place when I was young. It was fun to go back.
It was a great final week of the year!!!