The whole summer.
The whole world to us this summer.
Another day kayaking at the Skokie Lagoons. Only this time we get to see our nature friends sunbathing in style.
These model race cars were intended as a way to revive mommy’s own childhood memory. The skews, the grease, the small but powerful motor, and the click into place… Everything felt like slowly coming into sight from a distance.
Whoa! It’s been a year since we last came out to the Lagoons. Our little guy is one year older now, learning to paddle by himself!
Yeah, the pandemic, is all it takes to make you own a kayak instead of renting one.
This robotic kit was a gift from his grandparents a year ago, when he couldn’t do much of it without our help. Then I put it way and decide to wait for a few more years till he’s ready. Just the other day, after I accidentally mentioned it, he asked us to cut out the pieces for him. And the next morning, he came back with the first model.
This ostrich is the fourth in the series.
Same places, the sea, the beach, the pool, the playground. Just that Randall has grown 4 years older. The cuteness of little baby Randall 5 years ago or toddler Randall 4 years ago is now replaced by enthusiasm in swimming.
Well, the time in the pool has been well spent, for he is now one level up in his swimming class. Hurray!
Thanks to those less beach-friendly days, being either a little too hot or a little too chilly, we got a chance to do something different, although the involvement of wetness stays the same. Randall is now no longer scared of that water park as he was years ago, but he does wish it was bigger.
The Seaquarium is rather small but fun. Aside from watching all the sea animal shows (some of them twice), Randall has also won a water gun battle and completed his first rope course.
It’s been a perfect Christmas with nice weather, good food, tons of fun, and best of all, the perfect friends to share all these with.
Randall’s first water park visit, and he is thrilled! The daily routine goes like this: we take a tube to drift in the lagoons, then go on the tube slide a few times before we can persuade him to move on to the next big slide, and this process repeats with another two water slides. Then it’s the kids area, where he can play and go down the water slides all on his own. After dinner, we all go to the Tom Foolerys Park, which is a video game arcade with a few indoor amusement rides. Highlight: daddy aced the go-cart game twice and Randall the bowling game (shhh! with the help of a ramp).
It’s the most snowy, yet most beautiful halloween ever, with the snow adding a white touch on the glamorous fall colors.