Chicago 2





More snaps from our trip to Chicago last month…
We visited Oz Park (we had really great weather the entire trip), stopped at the Super Dawg Drive-In for some drinks and they had special commemorative cups! Then I bought little plush hotdogs (I already have the ceramic statue from a previous trip)
On one of our days there we stopped in a the Super H-Mart just outside of Chicago. There is a little shopping mall inside the store with a shop called Fancy Pencil Land. I got some really cute stationary & stickers, and these amazing South Korean boy band Exo-K socks. I was getting some terrible blisters from all the walking/the shoes I brought so these did the trick.
There was also a little bakery called Migahodo in the shops area that smelled so amazing. They make little walnut shaped cakes on the spot and you can watch them being made. Each cake is filled with red bean paste and a walnut, and are served hot.

we grew an adult!



The day after we got home from Chicago we had another smaller, but more momentous road trip to go on-taking Kurtis to college. Kurt of course graduated from high school this year and is attending Penn State University (about three hours from us). While we are so excited and proud for him, it is never an easy thing to say goodbye to such an amazing kid. It hasn’t even been a full week yet, and we miss him like crazy.

We stayed overnight at the Nittany Lion Inn while he spent his first night in the dorms. As you can see he wanted a loft bed, and it turned out to be a really good idea to help free up some extra space in the room. The ladder is on the end though so its up against the desk (which cannot be used) So to get up there he basically has to climb on his desk and the crawl his way up the bed. I wonder how long before that gets old.

We are excited & proud to see how college life suits him. He’s always been a very independent kid so I don’t think he will be too home sick. He already one a dance competition on his second night there-so I’d say he’s off to a good start.

Brick Fair 2013





We found out about the Brick Fair on Friday from my friend Katie. She was taking her son on Saturday and promised to let us know how it was. Well she said it was great and would be worth the drive. So on Sunday B and I headed to Chantilly VA to spend the day looking at Legos. We had so much fun looking at all the amazing Lego creations, there were so many huge displays that I didn’t get good photos of, but that we could of looked at all the tiny details of for hours. Then we spent a good deal of time shopping for just the right pieces to take home. There was also bingo, a huge Lego play area, and a Ninjago game area. It was so much fun, and I can’t wait to go again next year. If you like legos the Brick Fair also takes place in Alabama, New Hampshire, and New Jersey, the Alabama one is coming up next.