Ethan, Lucia and I went to Chicago last weekend to visit Chiara, James, Norah, and Luca. Ethan and Lucia had a blast playing with their cousins! This was Chiara's family room after about 10 minutes of play- Ethan loved playing with all of Norah's toys!
We had this for dinner one night- it was delicious! A pizza with a roasted garlic "sauce" topped with roasted butternut squash, roasted mushrooms, bacon, fontina cheese, and topped with arugula- it was great!
We went to the Brookfield Zoo while we were in Chicago. We took in the dolphin show and sat in the "splash zone" during the show. Chiara and I were not too thrilled about the seats- but when Ethan was asked what his favorite part of the show was- he said watching the dolphin jump in the air and splash us- so I guess it was worth it.
Ethan and Norah fight over one of those cut out picture things.
Uncle James gives Ethan a better view of the Giraffes.
I think they were my favorite at the zoo- Giraffes are so cool!
Chiara and I took Ethan and Norah to this indoor play yard called the "Tree House." Basically it was a giant jungle gym for toddler-8 year-olds with slides, monkey bars, steps, tunnels, bridges, etc. Ethan and Norah spent a good hour running their butts off! This it Ethan during a break- I love how red his face is!
Ethan had so much fun in Chicago playing with Norah! He did not want to go home- so he went back down to Chicago this past weekend with Nonna (who was going to babysit). Jim and I sure did miss Ethan when he was gone- but I'm glad he got to spend more time with his cousins!