Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Carsyn Takes Chicago!!

We decided to be brave this year and go on the annual Chicago shopping trip with my family. Ok, namely because Carsyn was just dying to go to the American Girl Place ;) I remember the Christmas I got my Samantha doll. Truthfully I might have been a little too old for her, but man I LOVED her. I read the books over and over and insisted we dress in matching outfits.

The American Girl place is truly amazing. I can't wait to take Carsyn back for tea and big girl stuff, but I was just happy to spend some time staring at the beautiful displays with her

So Maddox was not really a fan, but the Lego store was just upstairs and we took him to Navy Pier one day. He loved the pier and Carsyn pretty much napped the whole time. Prissy girl-she barely napped when we shopped!!

Oh, and Maddox's favorite part of the trip...playing with Carsyn at the hotel..

Carsyn's first cab ride!

I LOVE shopping on Michigan avenue..

(The American Girl Place)

(The Tory Burch store was so beautiful!)

I LOVE Giordanos pizza..

I LOVE snowy days..

(Trigger kept an eye on Maddox the whole trip)

I LOVE the Walnut room at Macys on State Street..

Basically, I LOVE Chicago-such a neat, neat city.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

(thanks to my amazingly talented friends Ramona & John Michael!! Love you guys!)

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Yes, I'm aware that was nearly one month ago, but we had such a good Thanksgiving I still remember it pretty vividly!

Carsyn would not keep her pilgrim hat on! She had so much fun playing with all of her cousins and seriously ate 5 lbs of turkey. She might look like daddy but that girl can put away turkey like momma ;)



Do y'all know how hard it is to get a good picture of four kids?? Completely impossible-Carsyn's bow would fall down then Ella would look away to put it back then Maddox would die laughing then poor Alex would ask if we were finished. I swear we took 100 pictures and these were the best I got.