Sunday, October 30, 2011

It’s almost Halloween!

We have been incredibly busy this month. I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween and then it’s November. How time flies!

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Isa has had the best month. She was the Wolf in the Piggy Opera. Please note her socks!

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On the same day as Isa’s play and my birthday, Isa and I went to see So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour with my in-laws and Georgia and her mom. It was Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

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She couldn’t stop dancing!

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Slide Time with Aunt Lisa!

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Is this not the best picture ever? I love these girls!

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Marc cleaned out the gutters!

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Isa made 30 bucks selling cookies and lemonade with the neighbor girls. It was insane. Isa ran up to everyone that walked down the block and let them know they were selling cookies and lemonade for 25 cents. Some people didn’t buy anything and just donated a dollar because they were cute.

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She is NOT shy!

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Isa playing soccer on her coed team!

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Jimmy enjoying the weather while Isa plays.

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Rosie was working up a sweat!

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Isa got a bob hair cut!

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Rosie likes to bruise up her forehead. She’s almost a full-time walker. She regularly takes 10-12 steps and then drops to her knees.

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Jimmy’s had a GREAT month. He’s in a literacy program and he’s kicking butt. He has ABC flashcards and he has pretty much memorized the letters and the picture and he is saying the letters so much more clearly. His tutor, a volunteer, loves him and has asked to work with him in the Spring and over the holidays when there normally isn’t any program. They both rock!

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Rosie, the cutest chick ever!

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My little strawberry!

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My mummy and a witch.

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Mommy and Mummy!

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There is nothing like a Dance Party on a cool night after the sun goes down!

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We went to a birthday party at Gigi’s located in Hoffman Estates and they have the best ball pit. My kids loved it!

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Jimmy and Rosie just love each other! And on that note, Isa has been so helpful with Jimmy and Rosie. She holds Jimmy’s hand and helps guide him to the car or where ever we are going. She takes off his coat for him when we get home. She makes sure all the doors are shut so there’s no escaping! She’s been so great! Thanks Isa!

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Yay for Halloween tomorrow!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Surprise! Bebe Leigh is 60!

My four brothers, my dad, my sister in laws Leticia and Lisa, Jess, the four grandkids and I surprised my mom on her 60th birthday. She thought she was on a weekend trip with my dad but we knew better.  Months ago my dad called with the plan and everyone helped to make it awesome! Even though she knew she was flying into Chicago she wasn’t sure if she would see us. She woke up on Friday morning and was expecting a little breakfast with Jonny and Lisa but she breakfasted with EVERYONE!

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The best part was she was surprised again and again. At first she thought it was just me and my kids, then she saw Luke and Jess, then she saw Nate, Leticia and Emma and then she saw Jacob.

Jimmy loved surprising Grandma Bebe!

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Isa has been beyond excited all week and ran up to Grandma Bebe with the sign she decorated.

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Nate, Jess and Luke practiced and practiced their surprise hands so they would get them just right!

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It was a wonderful surprise!

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After breakfast we headed to the Museum of Science and Industry and checked out the Dr. Seuss exhibit. It was great! Jimmy walked everywhere and checked everything out.

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It’s  such a great museum. Everyone explored everything and we got separated rather quickly.

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After the museum we went back to home base. My in-laws let a ton of my family stay at their house so everyone would be close together. We all rested a bit and then took family photos. I will post those when I get them.

Isa had so much fun with her Aunt Leticia and her cousin Emma.

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Uncle Nate got to hang out with Rosie. She’s smiling because she stole his phone in record time.

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Was I that funny?

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Emma is the cutest little thing in the world. It’s shocking that Emma and Rosie are three months apart. Emma’s in the 75% for height and Rosie’s in the first and it seems like they are a year or two apart. We put her to work…the statistical factoring has to be done.

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Yes, we treat our kid the same way and put her to work as well.

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This is complicated stuff!

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Then (and yes, this is all in the same day) after photos we went out to the Piccolo theatre in Evanston and saw The Comedy of Errors. It was a fantastic production.

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Day Two!

We had a yummy breakfast at 621 and then Bebe opened presents!

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Luke drew mom a great blue duck!

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Isa drew Grandma a rainbow!

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So many fun things!

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Emma did a little dance!

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and although she tried to cover it up, she gave me a smile!

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That afternoon Marc took Isa and Jimmy to a work party with a bounce house and the rest of us relaxed and played games while Emma and Rosie took a nap. That night we went to watch NU play Penn State and sadly lose.

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There were a few die hard fans there but none as crazy as this Texas fan.

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Happy Birthday Mom! We’ll do this again when you are 100!  Gooooooooooo Wittigs!