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Bourbonnais Friendship Festival – Kid’s Race/Parade

June 24th, 2011 No comments

Today was the start of the Friendship Festival in Bourbonnais.  Rudy won the Kid’s race in his age group.  After, we stuck around and watched the kids parade before heading up to Michigan for the weekend.



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Easter 2011

April 24th, 2011 No comments

We had a very full day like we do every Easter.  We started in the morning, moved over to G-Ma’s and then finished the day at Grandma & Grandpa Styx’s.


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I’m 3!

April 2nd, 2011 No comments

I turned 3!  Thank you everyone for all the gifts and for coming to my party.







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Toy Story on Ice & Legoland

January 30th, 2011 No comments

Today we went to see Toy Story on Ice which was awesome.  On the way we noticed that Legoland was on the way back and it happened to be Star Wars weekend so we decided we had to stop there too.




















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Sledding & Jumping w/ G-Ma

December 29th, 2010 No comments

We went sledding @ Goodenow Grove with G-Ma after a delicious breakfast.















Then we went to jump on some large inflatable jumpies for a bit.





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School Pictures

November 2nd, 2010 No comments



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Meeting Our New Cousin, Elizabeth

September 28th, 2010 No comments


This past Sunday, we got to go to Chicago and meet our new cousin, Elizabeth. Her name has quickly been shortened to Ellie. We both got to hold her a few times, but Jack would have held her the entire time if he had any say in it. As soon as his turn ended, he would stick out his arms and say “My turn.”

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Bye Bye Binkys

August 24th, 2010 No comments

Last night, Jackson went to sleep with no binkys and didn’t even cry about it.  He tried to convince Mom that he wasn’t a big boy that he was a baby so he needed his binkys, but in the end he relented.  This went surprisingly well since he usually sleeps with six to ten of them each night.

Mom isn’t taking the loss of the binkys as well as Jack.

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August Birthdays

August 23rd, 2010 No comments

August is a busy birthday month for Mom’s family.  We got together Sunday, August 15th, to celebrate birthdays for Mikey, Grandpa, Uncle Brian, Ruth, and Aunt Lauren.

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Rudy’s First Day of Kindergarten

August 23rd, 2010 No comments

Mom and Dad had a hard time watching Rudy go, but not as hard a time as Jack.


Rudy started full day kindergarten this past Wednesday, as you can see Jack didn’t take it very well.  Rudy had no issues with leaving his parents, he just got on the bus and waved goodbye.

The plan is that Rudy will get off the bus by Emily and Olivia’s house after school and then hang out for an hour or so til mom comes to get him.  This plan did not work out so well the first day- the bus stopped at the bus stop, where he gets on, twice and Rudy didn’t get off.  The bus also stopped at the bus stop, where he gets off, twice and Rudy didn’t get off.  In a slight panic, Mom called the school.  The school called the bus driver.  Apparently, Rudy was too busy talking to notice the bus emptying around him, so the bus driver went back to the bus stop by Emily and Olivia’s for a third time and dropped him off.  Rudy thought nothing of this ordeal.

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