AHHH! It seems like every spare moment I get is either spending time with the family, working, or tidying up the casa. I feel like I barely have time to shower, let alone blog. Ergh.
We have had lots of fun –filled weekends.
2 weekends ago we traveled up to Kenosha to visit an “apple orchard.” I put it in quotations because it hardly seemed like an apple orchard. This place was the biggest kitchy overpriced orchard that I have ever seen. Honestly lame – $40 for a bag of apples! It was also a madhouse. I was very disappointed in our experience, and will taking Will elsewhere for pumpkins. Joe ended up taking us over to North Beach State Park. I was very surprised that they don’t charge per vehicle to enter – which isn’t the case in Wisconsin or Indiana. It was beautiful!
We spent a lot of time sitting on the beach, playing in the sand (or Will’s case, eating the sand) and searching for pebbles.
Will also rode his 4-wheeler on the path. It was quite hilarious!
This past weekend was busy! Saturday we went to the Farmer’s Market in downtown Evanston. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of quality vendors. There as a woman there selling beautiful knit hats for $25 – I am still contemplating buying one. Will also tipped a children’s folk singer, so she let him play with her instruments and she sang him a few fun songs. Will also had his first taste of apple cider, and he picked me out a few apples to bring home for snacks.
Speaking of snacks…. Will’s favorite new thing is to go in the cupboards and bring me endless boxes of raisins. He seriously ate 5 boxes last night.
We then made a trip over to the library, which I might add is quite beautiful. If you live in the Evanston area, I highly suggest checking it out. The children’s area is quite amazing, and the librarians are some of the sweetest (and knowledgeable) ladies! Will found a few books to bring home, and Dad found a few too J That said, Will is huge into dinosaurs right now. We found several dino toys in the Target $1 bin, and they are his favorite toys at the moment. I get a kick out of him when he makes “roar” noises as he plays. He loves to read about dinosaurs too. He actually enjoys the fact books more than the fictional ones, which is actually pretty cool because I am learning something too. I know that a stegosaurus had a battle club for a tail to fight off hungry meat-eating dinos, and that the troodon was a small, but very fast dinosaur that was covered in feathers. Yep, hanging out on a Friday night with dino books is what all the cool kids are doing. Jealous?
Will is also into trucks. He ‘vrooms’ his cars all over the kitchen and living room. $1 Target bin sand toys – seriously, I love Target!
We also went to the Brookfield Zoo this weekend. Will giggled tremendously at the penguins that swam past him. It was precious. He manages to melt my heart more and more every day. He also loved the camel. It was one of the first animals he saw at the zoo – he pointed and yelled his little heart out. He was just a tad excited J I loved taking him to the zoo. Although I am making sure that a nice wagon goes on the list for Will to give to Santa this year. That would have made things a lot easier!
Here is a pic from Will’s photo shoot with Jenica. As always, she takes simply amazing pictures of him!