Highlights of our visit together:
I am absolutely in love with my two nephews.
Levi, 9, wearing the duct tape hat Alexander made for his birthday. Levi loved the idea of duct tape art and made purses for Stacey, Sophia and I, pen holders for Steve and David and a wizard hat for Alexander. I love how excited kids get about learning new things.
Leo, almost 7, at Legoland. Stacey and family did this one on their own.
After my appointment with the rheumatologist, Steve and I met Stacey, David, Leo, Levi, Alexander and Sophia in Chicago. They spent the day at John Hancock and The Cheesecake Factory with my nephew Joe.
Together we all took a sunset boat tour. It has been years since we have taken this ride and it was gorgeous.
The boys spent lots of time laughing and bonding while playing XBOX.
We went to the Taste of Lincoln Park since the beaches were closed after heavy rainfall.
We visited Starved Rock State Park for the first time.
Also, thanks to my mom who sent the olive green fondue pot we grew up with (full of chocolate!) to enjoy after a long day. So many happy memories were enjoyed around it growing up and were shared at my home last week.