Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Long Grove Strawberry Festival

This weekend we went to Long Grove for their annual strawberry festival. We had seen it featured on Food Network last year and it looked really cool we knew we wanted to go to it this year. Long Grove is such a cute old town. We had fun walking around the town, eating yummy strawberry-themed food, walking through the craft fair and of course eating strawberries!

Sofia heard strawberries and she was ready!

Such a cute little town with cobblestone and brick sidewalks.

Ethan was not in the mood for my picture-taking shenanigans!

Sofia really loved the eating part! She's enjoying some of Dado's strawberry cake doughnut here!

Mmm....more please Dado!

Ethan enjoyed all of the activities where he could run, climb and they had baggo too!

Michael found some really cute Chicago Blackhawks gear for Ethan and Sofia to wear for the upcoming season!

But I think Ethan and Sofia's absolute favorite part was eating strawberries! Between the two of them they ate almost an entire quart of strawberries, it was crazy! I couldn't cut them fast enough for them!

All that was left!

Our bounty for the rest of the week, yum!

We really enjoyed the festival. I'd like to go back when there isn't a festival to explore the town and all of the little shops further. They also have an apple fest in September that we plan on going to! It's so much fun to find new and interesting places to explore!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Father's Day 2015

We make Mother's Day and Father's Day a big deal in our house. Being a Mommy and Daddy is hard work! On Saturday Ethan and I started getting things ready for Michael by baking him his favorite blueberry muffins! I also hung some banners and a picture banner of Michael with the kids.

We started Father's Day by giving Michael his cards and presents. After presents we went out to breakfast.

It's been a Father's Day tradition for 6 years running now for us to go to Arlington Racetrack. It's a really fun family day out and we go with Michael's family and Tif's family. We've been really lucky to have great weather every year. Ethan was so excited to see the horses run around the track! I was really nervous how Sofia would do because she normally naps for three hours during the time we were there, but she was all smiles the whole time. We had a great day and I can't wait until next year!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Our week in pictures: 6.21.15

1. Sofia is getting ready for the 4th of July!
2. We celebrated Father's Day at Arlington race track!
3. Ethan loves to climb into Sofia's crib in the morning!
4. Doing puzzles at daycare.
5. Ethan is still loving soccer!
6. Catching rain drops on his tongue!
7. Park fun!
8. Swinging at Grandma and Grandpa's!
9. Feeding the ducks!
10. On one of the days it wasn't raining this week, I actually got an 11 mile bike ride in!
11. Strawberry face!
12. This girl loves to swing!
13. Celebrating Papa for his birthday and Father's Day!
14. Love this picture daycare sent me of these two cuties, Sofia looks so big in Ethan's arms!
15. Tried a new treat taking Pinterest by storm, s'mores cones. They were yummy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Our little soccer player!

Now that Ethan is 3 we are able to sign him up for park district sports and classes and the first thing we signed him up for was soccer! He has shown an interest in it since last Summer and he was so excited. The day of his first class he talked all day long at daycare about how he was going to soccer that day! I was really interested to see how he would do because he's never done an organized class or sport before. I told him he needed to listen to the coach and work together with the other kids. He did really well.

Walking into class, he was ready! Sweet photobomb by Sofia too!

Watching 3 and 4 year olds do warm ups was hilariously adorable!

Water break!

He had his second class yesterday and he did really well again. The only funny thing is that he gets hungry about half way through class and during his water break he comes over and says that he needs something to eat! I guess the combination of the class being right before dinner and all the running around combine to form extreme hunger! LOL 

Running is his favorite part!

They learned all about goalie stance this week and Ethan loved it!

It's been so much fun to see him take part in this class. He has four classes left and then it's on to trying baseball for 6 weeks!