Monday, October 14, 2013

Out and About

Well as I look at the blog I realize I haven't updated it in a few months.  Sorry, I have no idea where the time has gone.  We have been busy but no busier than any other family, we'll put blogging back on our to do list! 

The kids had no school this weekend so we went to a corn maze out near DeKalb, IL.  When I say "we" I mean the kids, their friends, Jenny Montgomery and I.  John wanted nothing to do with this adventure! In his defense it was a step below chaos but we all loved it and this is truly the best weekend I have had with the kids in a long long time.  I am thankful for the gift of it.   It is farm country about half an hour west of here and I love it.  It is beautiful.  The corn maze was pretty cool - about 10 acres and a challenge to navigate.  The kids were much better at navigating than Jenny and me. I think the fact that they ran and found the challenge hilarious while Jenny and I were more worried about getting out before night fell and the coyotes came made a huge difference.  She and I used a map and it took us a little over an hour, they used no map and just ran around trial and error until they got out and the beat us.  The fact that they sent Samuel and Katie back in to find us since they were worried kind of says it all.   Here are a few pics although they don't do the day justice, it was a blast!

 Of course the kids would NEVER want Maisie to be the one who would have to be beheaded....

 Eight kids holding still and looking toward the camera is a lot harder to do than you think!
 Sammy smiling while being buried in a corn silo - guess she doesn't know......

A few weeks ago we went to the Shedd Aquarium on a Friday that the kids had off.  It was a fun family day and was beautiful weather.  We were happy to back in the city for a day.  The skyline was perfect and we even found an hourly spot to park on the peninsula which if you have ever been to the peninsula know, this rarely happens.  Here are Maisie's pics.  Sam's upload will be a separate post.

Thanks Maisie for being a great photographer!