Monday, January 11, 2010

wintery wonderland

highlights from our trip to indiana.....

1. spending time with gram and gramp
2. spending time with friends and eating at our FAV restaurant... and by some miracle the kids all sat quietly and happily at this non kid restaurant for 2 hours!!! we couldn't believe it.
3. getting to go to the American Girl Place in chicago with noni. we even ran into a friend there, she sat down right next to us at lunch! small world.
S finally decided on Molly. she loved her long hair and glasses.
D was very excited to do some shopping for Josefina. she even got her hair done.
(thank god for gift cards!!)
L loved going back for her second time. Chrissa was happy to see some old friends and get some new clothes. since she was the doll of the year for 2009, we couldn't get any of her signature clothes, but she wasn't too depressed with her new purchases. noni and i were on the lookout for a clearance section but the employees just stared at us in disbelief.
they were pretty pooped after a long day. they actually slept on the way there and some of the way back.
4. playing left right center. D won this game. she added the winnings to her american girl fund.
5. staying with the timkos and learning new video games, throwing snow at eachother and having a new appreciation for grilled cheese and hot soup (when taking a break from the snow).
6. silly adult time after the kids finally passed out.

7. late night trips to marsh to get my new fav ice cream. (thanks for the new addiction ingrid) the problem is they only sell it in the midwest. if you are ever in the midwest you have to try this.
8. grammy's breakfasts
9. forgetting that things actually freeze if you leave them in the car overnight.
10. getting to visit with our favorite priest... Fr. Phil. he told the kids to "do all the right things" i think they love him beacuse he gives them lots of candy. i love him because he lets me look at all of his thousands of pictures.
11. getting the kids all bundled up.
12. having hot cocoa at grammy's
13. making snow people.
we had such a great time with everyone. and it was fun to be in the cold snowy weather, but i have to say it was pretty nice coming home to 75 degree sunny weather and spending all day in the backyard. (i'll be biting my tongue in a few months when it is blazing hot)


Yvette said...

Looks like a lot of fun! We hope to see snow soon since Beebe has been begging. Thanks for having her over,she had a great time!

Love, Mindy said...

looks like a great trip! i love all the snow and coats! and the girls/dolls matching dresses are darling!

Lorie said...

LOVE all your pictures! Looks like you all had a great time visiting. How did you get the girls matching dresses with thier dolls? Do they sell girls and doll dresses at the same shop? My girls are not into those YET so I have no idea!:)