Monday, October 25, 2010

Birthday Dinner...With The Neighbors

On Sunday, we had Gilbert's birthday dinner. He wanted our neighbors - John and Jenna - to come over. He even selected the menu - BBQ pork chops, mac and cheese and green beans (I added sauteed mushrooms).

John and Jenna kindly obliged. Actually, they are great neighbors, love Gilbert, and we enjoy hanging out (a few bottles of wine to wash down the cake were in order!).

They gave Little Man some very cool and stylish gifts - a very artistic coloring book, a sticker book we had never seen before that could be used to build a jungle scene, and a more complex board book than the typical board book - and Gilbert loved the gifts. He actually wanted to go straight into coloring mode forgetting cake had yet to be served!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gilbert's Birthday...Weekend!

Gilbert turns 3 on Tuesday! Unbelievable. Where has the time gone? Looking back through the blog, Little Man has had a fun filled three years!

With a weekday birthday, we hosted a party for his friends on Saturday at the 'go to' place for kids parties...Pump It Up! I've lost count the number of parties we have attended at that place. Gilbert identified Pump It Up back in the summer as the place he wanted his party. And the summer was when we had to book the place!

ANYWAY, what a great party. All of the kids had a blast (and some of the parents too!) playing in all of the inflatable equipment. And Gilbert practiced all week on blowing out his three candles!

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Urbanathlon Is Here!

Saturday is the day! My first Men's Health Urbanathlon!

This has been four years in the making. Year 1 I missed due to knee surgery. Years 2 and 3 to recover from my involuntary flying episode (that is what I'm calling my accident!) . Finally, pain free and relatively fit I'm excited to test my mettle!
Let the pain and fun begin!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


We had our good friends from Nashville up last weekend. Ryan was scheduled to run in the Chicago Marathon, but his body gave out on him. So, we got to play all weekend!

They have a son, T, who is just a few weeks younger than Gilbert. Works out great. They enjoyed each other thoroughly!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Couple of Classics

Our little boy is turning 3 in less than 2 weeks. Mommy is wondering where all the time went? I guess time really does FLY when you are having FUN! A couple classics on this Blustery- Rainy-Wednesday.

PJ Has A New Gig!

Changing jobs! After four years at my current firm, the time has come! Moving on to hopefully bigger and better opportunities! It has been a whirlwind few weeks and am thankful all is now final.

Looking forward to taking a week off and then starting anew!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Couldn't Resist

Forgot the camera at home, so no new photos to post. But in visiting a wonderful blog post from our friends at Daily Mayhem, I couldn't resist posting her photo on our site. I laughed so hard my sides hurt. I guess the zoning board was "out to lunch" the day this strip mall got approved.