One of our weekly spring walks has been to 'the hill'. I think I referred to this in a previous post, but 'the hill' is on the other side of the Metra tracks that we can see from our kitchen window.
|Take us to the hill, Daddy!!|
|Just a short walk down Winnemac...|
|...under the train tracks...|
|...and a quick climb (they once needed support but now can manage all by themselves) to the top!|
|The view from the top is breathtaking...and windy!|
|These sticks will help us make our way back down!|
|Lookee what I found!|
Speaking of hills, one of the spring's biggest events was celebrating Daddy's 'climb over the hill'! The twins had a great time commemorating the milestone birthday.
|I can't count that high....yet!|
|It takes three pairs of lungs to blow out this many candles!|
|Yummy, yummy, birthday CAKE!|
|The best part about dad's birthday was hanging with cousin Keira....including a pizza party...|
|...and cozy camping out on the kitchen floor!!|
|Parents of a 40-year old, and loving grandparents of these 3!|
|Daddy sure hopes to be around at least 40 more hangin' around with these two!!|
Spring also marked the time for some important appointments, including Clare's 1st haircut (and Luke's 2nd)...
|Clare was so serious in the chair...while Luke looked like he had done this before|
|Not even Elmo could make Clare to crack a smile!|
...and first trip to the dentist!
|Luke and Daddy sailed through this appointment...|
|...while Clare and Papa did the same (nice shades, Clare)!|
One nice spring Saturday afternoon we took a family outing to the Lincoln Park Zoo.
|Take us to the zoo...the one away from home!|
|No more pictures...just take us in, dads!!|
|Whoa! That giraffe sure is tall!|
|Better to stay with you Papa!|
|One fish, two fish, white fish, white fish!|
|We enjoyed watching them watch...maybe more than they enjoyed watching!|
|The major zoo highlight...a trip on the tourist trap train, of course!|
|Nice zoo, pretty park, fun tourist trap train...we will definitely be back again!|
Back home, the courtyard has officially opened for spring play.
|Queen and King of the courtyard|
|Yellow-hoodie cupcake picnics are the best!|
|Springtime means time to play some t-ball!|
|Daddy...come here and look at...|
|...all of these ants! (We admit to being stunned by this fascination...as long as they are outside!)|
And, whether outdoors or in, the twins seem to be having a good time as they approach thr 3-year mark.
|We're having a hard time watching them grow up so fast!|
|Being inside leaves time for reading...|
|...taking important calls...|
|...helping Sissy put on her new sandals...|
|...playing some music (and dancing to it as well)...|