Sunday, January 21, 2007

Big Weekend

We had a big weekend here. Not only did Anna hit the 3 month mark just before the weekend started (I don't know who surprises me more for surviving this first quarter, Anna or us!), but Gramma and Grampa came to visit and we had our first real snowfall!!

Anna was happy to see her grandparents - but then again, she's happy to see anyone who will give her a little attention as she loves to smile and laugh. I was happy to see them because they helped take down the Christmas tree. Arron was starting to think that it would be up all summer. I almost had him convinced that if we left it up, it would be less work for next Christmas.

And we've finally gotten our first real snowfall of the winter. It's been strange this winter, we're so close to Lake Michigan, as is all of Chicagoland, but we haven't even gotten any lake effect snow (lake effect snow never seems to be real snow, even though it gives us the best accumulation). This morning that all changed. So far we've gotten a couple of inches and it's started coming down again. Here's Anna and I checking it out through the front window.

That meant that Gramma and Grampa wanted to leave sooner than planned. 24 hours after they arrived, they were heading back home. We were sad, but glad that they came out. Here they are driving by the house.

With the snowfall picking up again, it's shaping up to be a good day to snuggle up under a blanket, drink some Chai tea, and maybe even watch the Bears game. It's not the Cubs, but you should still root for the hometown team.

Maybe this was too big of a weekend for Anna...


  1. Sounds like a good time was had by all :)

  2. I think it is time for Anna to come and visit her Grandma and Grandpa for a week or two! Wouldn't that be fun? But you have to make sure I have her food, bottles, diapers, clothes, toys, carseat... can you rent a van?

  3. Easy for you to request! You wouldn't have to listen to her scream for 4 hours in the vehicle as we take her there and back! ;)

  4. Give us the carseat and Anna, then you can have more room in the car and follow with all the necessary stuff! ;)

  5. Yay for snow! And happy Three Monthieth Birthday, Anna!