Saturday, August 07, 2010

Morton Arboretum

Uncle Jeremy, Auntie Megan, Nellie, Beck, Missy (Megan's sister and two boys Keegan and Quinn) took us to the Morton Arboretum.  It was a beautiful day and there was tons to do.  We spent most of the time in the children's garden which included water streams, tree houses, rocks to climb, pools of water, bridges, plants, flowers and art projects.  The kids had a blast.  Jbird got soaking wet in the water but dried off quickly due to the heat.  Amelia followed Jeremy all over the place.  Once home from here, we had a bbq and made s'mores in the backyard fire pit.  Jbird and Amelia hunted for bugs, Mabel was in bed and Ryan and I got to have a few cold beers fireside.  Good times.  Thank you Chicago Meinhardts for having us and being such gracious hosts.

Picnic lunch

Playing in the tide pools


 Amelia was right up there with all the boys climbing the rocks.  I got a little nervous because she was pretty high up but she did great!  Jeremy didn't want to stick around for the picture!

Daddy and Mabel in the tree house!

We've had a great time in Chicago visiting the family and we're sad to head home in a few hours.  Until the next Meinhardt adventure!!!


...all of us said...

So much cousin fun! The kids are so lucky to have so many cousins close in age on both sides!

we ez said...

wow! looks like an awesome trip.
doesn't look humid or bug bitey in your pics --- nice work!