a couple weeks ago, we flew up to michigan to see gma and poppy and had a blast!
we spent our days playing on the lake, eating good food, and even snuck in a trip to chicago!
mike and i had never been so we thought it'd be fun to show the boys a new city, food, and museums and even got to take a "real train" to get there!
it was an awesome little vacation and we can't wait to go back next summer!
|poppy and his fellow piano aficionados|
|the first day was chilly and cloudy...perfect for playing around the house with gma!|
|napping on the train!|
|authentic deep dish at lou malnati's!|
|the field museum!|
|sue the t-rex!|
|"jack, what kind of skeleton is that one?"|
"MOMMY. a parasaurolophus, of COURSE."
of course :)
|coloring on the train ride home|
|and eating leftover deep dish :)|
|and a michigan morning :)|
jack's favorite spot to wake up slowly.
|coffee, fresh blueberry bread, farmer's market yogurt, fresh cherry preserves, gourmet graham cracker.|
|trip to the farmer's market!|
|perfect splashing depth for the kiddos!|
|jet ski after naps|
|and boat rides!|
|the cousins (sort of? i guess 2nd or 3rd cousins?) came over for a big father's day brunch and my boys fell in love.|
|okay, so the morning after we got home, he insisted to write his very first love letter to abby, one of those girl cousins.|
at least he has good taste?
|the beloved abby.|
we had an amazing trip and can't wait to go back next summer!!
ps-big shout out to my little brother on his 31st birthday today!
he's smart, kind-hearted, witty, handsome, and is the only funny one in this family.
the boys couldn't understand why we couldn't jump on a plane and head down to his med school (in the caribbean...yes, boys, i wish we could...) and have mommy cook him a birthday dinner and cake.
i suppose this is all i'm good for...cooking food. :)
but really, we love love you, uncle vince, and miss you terribly! we'll see you in a few weeks!