Another beach day. Had a fun time with friends at "our" beach. Kelton has started walking marathons. He started walking almost 2 months ago, but has been content to just cruise and hold onto things, but all of the sudden yesterday, he let go and has literally been walking non-stop!!! Guess he wanted to be great at it before he really jumped in. He sports the biggest grin too. Love our boys!
I surprised Kai with a getaway to Chicago for his birthday weekend. Left the kids with grandma and we savored time together in a great city. It just so happened that his birthday weekend also happened to be the NATO Summit, so we got to witness large scale protests with more police force than knew existed in Chicago. We also had brunch at one of our favorite restaurants overlooking the Magnificent Mile and just happened to see Obama and his motorcade drive by!! So funny that we keep accidentally running into Obama (last year we were at Albany airport when he arrived and took off on Air Force One-Kasen LOVED that!)! I worried a little when I found out about NATO (after planning the trip), but I'm SO glad I didn't cancel because the city was relatively quiet, traffic wasn't bad, and with police on every block, we felt extremely safe!
By the way, dating after kids is so much fun! I think every minute is that much more valuable!
Happy birthday to my amazing husband! I'm so glad God brought you into this world and brought our lives together. I couldn't imagine my world without you in it. Hoping for many, many more years! (picture taken at my MIL's house for birthday lunch).
Our sunset as a storm rolls in. Can't wait! I love a great light show! Took the boys to a kids museum today and did a little shopping. As we got on the elevator (like we've done a thousand times) to go to the top floor, Kasen got a worried look on his face. I asked him what was wrong and his reply was simple and hilarious, "Mommy, I don't want to go to outer space right now.". Guess we've talked about space a lot lately...
On our walk tonight. The boys are soaking wet from throwing rocks and sitting in the lapping waves. As I write this, I'm still sitting on the sandy shore with the love of my life in the late, warm, evening sun watching some of my most favorite people in the world relish the last moments of this day. And I am so grateful that God has blessed us so richly.