Thursday, August 30, 2012

Blur - The Universal

I can't believe I didn't post this before. Blur played Hyde Park to close out the Olympics. It was most likely their last concert. I hope I'm wrong but probably not. The last song they played was The Universal which is a brilliant song. I love it. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


This came up today at work. It was funny, you should watch and laugh.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Today was the first full day of school for Everett. Amelie started yesterday and Olivia started last week. Yeah school!

Monday, August 27, 2012

A day with Thomas

On Everett's birthday we took our boys out for a Day with Thomas. Both are pretty into Thomas right now so they were excited. So we drove 90 minutes to the Illinois Railway Museum and rocked out with Thomas. The Thomas stuff was fun, seeing the boys eyes light up was the best. What surprised me was how much I liked the other stuff. We really explored the old trains, it was very cool.

Ian saw Thomas immediately when we walked in. I swear he didn't breathe for a full minute. He just kept saying "All Aboard!"

We then walked around and explored some of the old trains.

Next we saw my nightmares, it walked right up to me.

And then it was time to get on Thomas and have him ride us around Sodor.....I mean Union, Illinois

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Everett!

Check back tomorrow to see all the fun we had with Everett on his birthday.

Friday, August 24, 2012

She finished!

Olivia finished her Lego house tonight. She is very proud of it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


It's Thursday. You gotta eat lunch on Thursday, right? That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it. I went out to lunch with a friend today. We tried a new place in lovely Joliet. Smoky's BBQ. I was a little hesitant, BBQ is hard to do and we aren't in good BBQ parts. The Chicago area has great pizza, hot hogs, Italian beef and tons of other tasty treats. BBQ usually is more of a let down. But hey, you never know unless you try.

Well, Smoky's did not let me down. I got a pulled pork sandwich and it was great. The pork was delicious and the sauce was tangy. The fries were perfectly crispy and even the bun was really good. We both agreed we would be coming back. I really hope Smoky's can keep up the quality of food and service we received today. It would be nice to have a good BBQ place close to work.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

O's first day of school

Olivia started her 2nd grade adventure today. I forgot her snack, she reminded me no less than 7 times tonight. To be fair I didn't think 2nd graders still had snack time AND it was a half day. On a good note, Olivia said ALL her friends are in her class! So it was a pretty good start to 2nd grade.....except for the snack thing.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Back to school

Tomorrow Olivia starts 2nd grade. Next week Amelie and Everett start kindergarten and Pre-K. So tonight I got everything ready for O which meant I had to sharpen 36 pencils. That's just Bananas.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to vacation pictures

I did some geocaching while on vacation. The second cache I found had a fun Vikings surprise and led me to a beautiful view. Very cool cache.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

And the games begin.

Practice is over and games started tonight for Bobcats Soccer. Olivia is on the Red Stars. She had a pretty good game. I'm proud of her. Tomorrow is Amelie's and Everett's first game of the year. It's gonna be exciting, get tickets while you can!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fishing fun

I only went fishing once while on vacation but it was wonderful. I love fishing. It's so quiet, so calm. It doesn't really matter if you catch anything, it is nice though. We went about an hour before sunset and stayed till it was dark. We were told that's when the fish were biting. The kids caught a bunch of little fish and I got a baby bass. I really wish I could do this more.