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June 5, 2007

4 month birthday

Mr. AndrewAndrew blew past the 4-month mark over the weekend; had his doctor checkup today and everything is great. He's up to 17 pounds (merely big) and 27 inches long/tall (way big). No wonder it's hard to walk around with him for too long. Personality wise, he's really starting to light up, with smiles and fun baby noises galore.

M is still doing great with him and is doing great in general. She finished her pre-school last week so that will be a void to fill. Swim lessons, perhaps. Or maybe just hours and hours of TV. We're trying to break her of this reading kick she's developed.

This will be our first summer here in this house, 2nd in Chicago. One thing that should help fill the summer days is our new addition to the family. Yes, after only about a 6 week gestation period (waiting for the crew to actually show up), we and the nice people at the bank who let us live here are the proud owners of a brand new bouncing patio. The crew was here on Friday and got the job done in one day. Then we had a nice rainy weekend so that we could admire it from inside the house. Better weather will return.

Other interesting M tidbits. After not wearing a dress more than one or two times during her first 3 years, she's become a dress-wearer of the highest order. It really began in the fall and was an excuse to wear tights, but she's since become quite the stylish 3 year old. It will be interesting to see whether the warm summer days will get her back into shorts. It hasn't happened yet.

She's also been going to a weekly cooking class for the last month. The kids get to break the eggs, stir the food thingies (ingredients, I think they're called) and in general make a mess that we don't have to clean up. It's great.

Finally, we passed our one-year Chicago anniversary about 2 weeks back. Can't believe it's been that long. It's been a hell of a busy year, but a good one.

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Posted by Greg on June 5, 2007 1:50 AM


We love the patio! If you'd've just TOLD us, we could have brought the bricks in april from new york and installed the durn thing ourselves! ;) I can just imagine us kicking back and drinking a Phelps' special recipe margarita - er apple juice with the kids. Nice work! Monika and Jim

Posted by: Monika on June 10, 2007 4:25 PM

Not to worry, I did not start wearing dresses until I was about 4 either, it took a while to get used to the idea. Thanks so much for putting us up in April, I had a great time and the new patio looks great! Yeah, I wish I knew about the patio plan, I am a brick layer in my spare time and would have thrown that thing together in no time.

Thanks Again and Go Cubbies!!


P.S. I am going to miss you Tony S.!

Posted by: Jim on June 12, 2007 3:21 PM

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