Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ridin' the rails

Its the end of January which means what little was left of our sanity and patience has run out and we are moments away from stepping in front of a moving bus if we don't get out of the house.  I think we would try to move somewhere warmer if our mortgage was not farther underwater than the titanic.  This morning we took a ride on the Metra train from Naperville to Downers Grove.  Yes, you can probably see Downers Grove from Naperville but who cares.  It gave us something to do and the kids ended up loving it.  After arriving in Downers Grove, we quickly made our way over to the Starbucks for our caffeinated treats.  Matthew has developed a taste for coffee which is fairly hilarious.  We have had to back him off from his favorite, the Americano (he took a few sips of my americano, which is straight expresso and water, and said "that is the most delicous ever!), to a more kid friendly decaf vanilla latte. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

No news is good news

Matthew and Claire had a good time making cookies this past weekend.  We also came downstairs one afternoon to find Matthew sitting on the counter near the lollipop jar.  He had pushed a kitchen chair over to the counter and climbed up and was sitting there like it was no big deal.  I know what your question is going to be and the answer is yes, we are the type of parents who leave a 2 year old sitting on the counter while we go and get the camera.  Overall, he is doing great.  Sometimes difficult to discern between potential problems and him just being a pita 2 year old.