Monday, July 27, 2015
James Robert and I extended our 4th of July trip and headed to Chicago for a few weeks to visit with family and friends. Our visit was filled with non-stop fun activities!
|Visiting the Arboretum where Mommy and Daddy got married
|James Robert's second carousel ride of the trip
|James Robert's first trip to the dentist visiting Dr ("Aunti") Eryn!
|Celebrating Gram's Birthday
|Lots of play time with Aunt Nikki
|Visiting Downtown Naperville
|Visiting the Monkeys and Gorillas
|I even managed to sneak away for an evening out with friend's!
Just a quick PSA. If you haven't slipped your foot into an alpaca and yak lined sock, you're not living. Yes, I am aware that it is the middle of summer. But moving to Canada will make one prepare for winter months in advance. Let me explain...
We discovered these gems while visiting Great Lakes Ranch.
We came as a fun activity for James Robert, which it was (yaks are adorable). And we discovered that they also make incredibly soft wares. We left with a few pairs of, what I'm sure will be, a winter necessity.
P.S. Great Lakes Ranch was just featured on Blue Collar Millionaires and it's fascinating to learn about how they breed the alpacas and yaks!
There is an earnest wholesomeness in the summertime of Northern Michigan that induces nostalgia and childlike-joy to bubble up. Besides the cherries, it’s one of my favorite things about visiting this area every year.
|Polka Festival in Cedar
|Parade in Glen Arbor
|Fireworks over Little Travese
|Second Annual Flag Cake