This is the beach in our village. We hadn't been all summer long so one afternoon we made our way down the bluff and played in the sand for a while.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Here we are just arriving, the kids are besides themselves with excitement.
My favorite was seeing the animals.
Here we are having the famous Wisconsin Cream Puff. They were delicious, so much better than we imagined!
It was closed but just beyond it we noticed the Chicago Fire Department with firefighters standing outside. We walked over and they told us to come on in and walk around. Just as we were rounding the back of one of the fire engines, we heard a call. I couldn't believe what we were going to witness! Everything we read and sing about, everything fire station! We rushed to the side of the station and watched two fire trucks take off, sirens blaring, lights flashing.
Here's a family portrait in the reflection of the bean.
There was a wonderful tent for children.
Friday, August 03, 2012
The next morning we headed over to Churchill Downs for a walking tour.
We all found this fascinating and learned so much about the Kentucky Derby.
We arrived to a pool party where all of the girls were reunited!
Then we headed over to see the show!
And here we go! Bags of Kettle corn in hand, we headed in!
The older girls organized a mini Olympics. We headed outside to watch the races. George wore his cowboy boots and drank lots of sweet tea!
This is Emma, Olyvia's little sister.
One of the Olympic races. This looked pretty tricky!
Back inside to cut a Gotcha Day cake for our upcoming Gotcha Days!
Lots of hugs knowing this was the last time together until next year.
Next year it will be Chicago. We already have a lot of fun stuff in store!