Welcome to the fast forwarded version of the last three months. You'll love it. It's pictures and captions without all my yammering about the boring details. So let's get to it.
At the end of July I headed to San Antonio for a little reunion with the girls I lived with in college. It was too much fun.
The days were spent talking, laughing, drinking, and both reminiscing and catching up. Love that, while I don't get to see them too often, it's as if no time has passed and we pick right back up where we left off (which is usually somewhere between making fun of each other and talking on top of each other).
Miles started taking swim lessons with Daddy on the weekends (giving Mommy a much needed break) and loves it. He is really good at kicking and putting his head under water. I have a video but it won't let me upload it, so instead I give you two random pics I like of him from the end of the summer:
Here's one from one of our many trips to the zoo. He and his buddies were at the monkey exhibit but preferred acting like monkeys to watching the real ones.
Nana and Pops came in for a visit while Michael was off
watching Michigan get beat by Alabama at the Superdome having fun in Dallas. One day we went to the farmer's market at the zoo...
Miles loved tasting all the cheeses. I'm sure the people selling the cheese also appreciated it.
On the other hand, he was not so sure about this guy:
Cheering on his two teams!
World's most serious see-saw ride.
The best we could do.
Feeding the fish. But mostly eating their food.
Chicago has lots of free museum days for residents. One day we went to the aquarium with his best bud, Jack. Afterwards we went for a walk along the lake. It was such a beautiful day.
No, these are not staged at all.
Ok, maybe a little.
While our house was on the market, we had to come up with lots of new activities to keep Miles out of the house. One thing we went to was harvest days at the Garfield Conservatory.
They had hay rides (didn't go on them), horse riding (nope), arts and crafts (not interested), and kids music, which he danced to for about 5 seconds and went on his way.
This sign says "musician hospitality station". Nice, huh? Sign me up.
He had a blast breaking most of Brennan's new toys at his birthday party by throwing them all into the water table.
"Hey can I see that?" (runs with it to the water table...)
With Oma and Opa on a visit to Michigan.
One of our last nights out at our old place.
And bringing us up to date, here are some pics from Halloween. Miles went as Eeyore. He's not a huge fan of wearing costumes just yet.
With his bud, Kevin, at the Roscoe Village Halloween Fest.
Soooooooo excited to see Elmo!
I also took him trick or treating with his cousins in Michigan, but he wasn't a fan. He kept trying to give the candy back to the people giving it to him. In other news, as of Halloween, we are officially homeless.
I stayed in Michigan for a week with Michael's family and now I'm in Texas for an undetermined amount of time. Basically we are waiting on the official date for when our new house will be ready, which will be anywhere from November 16-December 1. Not a huge range, but it sure feels like it when you are living out of a suitcase without a return ticket home.