Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sunday afternoon

Jackson's really been into coloring (with markers) lately. He does a great job.

Landon smiling ...

and laughing!

Then it was bathtime. Rub-a-dub-dub, Jackson in the tub!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Jackson, come quick!"

Taken through our bedroom window Sunday afternoon of the backyard, just beyond our property line.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Bebop with Aesop"

Jackson made his theatrical debut last night. (Scratch that. He's been theatrical his whole life.)

Jackson made his stage/acting debut last night. He was Antonio the Ant in the spring musical and his line was, "Mr. Grasshopper, with your antics, we strongly disagree. Our anthem is, 'Be prepared for every eventuality.'"

He delivered it with flair ... and then ended with a Pinky Tuscadero hand pistol to the audience.

The big finish.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


We flew to Chicago for the weekend to surprise my best friend for his 40th birthday. Jackson stayed with his psuedo Grandma and Grandpa in Kansas City (thanks Bob & Lloy!) and we took Landon with us.

His first plane ride. That guy sitting against the window next to us?
A pediatrician!

Jeff picked us up at O'Hare and we surprised John Friday afternoon.

Bathroom still life. It was great staying with John & Jeff at their comfy apartment (in the Lakeview/Uptown area, near Wrigleyville).

We lounged around Saturday afternoon and watched some VH1 "Pop-Up Videos." It was so nice to just hang out and do nothing.

Landon preparing for the big night.

Since John was born in 1969, the party Saturday evening was a '60s theme.

Assuming that most guests would dress as hippies, we went with an early '60s look. My glasses really upped the nerd factor.

John & Jeff.

John's sister Diane. I think it's been 12 years since I've seen her.

Lauren & Jeff, my speech coach in college.

A sampling of the festive outfits. And by festive, I mean hideous.

A friend of Leslie's from high school stopped by, who she had just reconnected with on Facebook the week before!

Back at O'Hare, going home Sunday afternoon.

Heading back west, we went from no snow (on the right) ... to lots of snow (on the left).