I have fallen behind once again, so here is a lump of pictures and happenings.
Phil turned 30...finally, and we had a small get together at Dave and Buster's to celebrate. Phil was in his element (with all the kids) playing video games and having fun!
We have had a lot of outside fun between the raindrops. We've been back to Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, a small but perfect zoo for Joey and Jillian. We've also made it to the "big" pool to go swimming. Joey likes the zero depth pool and the sand play area. There is a small water slide that Joey and Andrew have mastered as well. We have been going to the pool in Bartlett, since I work at the park district over there as well and got a discount! Joey and Jillian are going to the daycare for a couple of hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays while Mommy works, and then we usually try to head to the pool afterwards as a treat. Joey started off crying each time I'd leave him to go work, but today he didn't even turn his head as I walked away and when I came back to get him he was going down the slide and ran over to me to grab my hand and go play!
Finally, this past weekend we went to the Shedd Aquarium for Father's Day. Joey and Jillian had a great time. We started off with the Fantasea show and wjere we saw penquins, beluga whales, red tailed eagle, sea lions, and more. Joey enjoyed the show, and Jillian was mesmerized by the changing lights. Walking around to the different exhibits Joey was very interested in everything and would say no whenever we tried to make him leave to go to the next area. Once he saw there was more to see he was ok, but did not want to leave. After the Shedd, we took a little walk to Navy Pier for an outside lunch before heading home in some pretty crazy traffic. Overall, they both did excellent and we all had a great time.