January 2017

Special outing to the museum with Poppy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toys ‘R Us with Aunt Michy (just what they needed after a week of Hannukah and Birthday presents!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trying out her new summer hoodie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Swimming before Shabbos

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday morning dance class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game with Zeyde and Daddy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kids were destroyed.  They ate too much and stayed out too late!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Her first pony tail

 

 

 

 

 

Playing dress up with Sophie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey working on the green screen at school

 

 

 

 

Visiting Joey’s classroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Benji at school



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting the Cubs Trophy at Abby’s charity event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group shot!

 

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Benji & Noah’s 4th Birthday Party

We did a joint party for the boys at the local soccer venue.  They had a blast playing with all their friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fruit kabobs were extremely time consuming (Thanks, Aunt Mich!) but so cute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thrilled to be the center of attention…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of their school friends!

 

 

 

 

Chasing after bubbles….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at that face!

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Hannukah 2016

We love this time of year!

Making Hannukah cookies

 

 

 

 

 

Learning how to spin the driedel

 

 

 

 

 

Trying latkes (but basically just eating apple sauce)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorating Hannukah Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting the candles

 

 

 

 

 

So lucky to share the holidays with great grandparents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matching PJs!

 

 

 

 

 

Dressing up “like Daddy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannukah Shabbat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying some new toys….


 

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December 2016

Hard at work with Nanny


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting B at school

Daddy donut day!

 

 

 

 

 

Goldie had a 105 fever this month…. They tested her for just about everything but it was just a virus.  We got in lots of cuddles 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obsessed with her gift from Kasia

Working on sharing….


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New Years Eve!

We took the kids to Ron of Japan for dinner – they LOVED it (except the fire)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had the genius idea to carry out Joe’s for dessert!

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Benji’s 4th Bday

Benji was psyched to turn 4 (because we mistakenly told him that he could stop napping once he did).
Grandma and Grandpa came in to celebrate a week early.  We went to Quartino for dinner (it was way too loud for GG so we ended up crashing Aunt Cari’s house for dessert).

Donut cake

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Benji got a Viewmaster and ended up loving it so much he chose to bring it in to school for his “show and tell” day.

On the day of his birthday, Nanny and Poppy came over for a special french toast breakfast (the kids are on break).  After that, we headed to Northbrook Court for lunch with Great Grandma Poo Poo…

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…and then visited Great Grandpa Morrie at his office. Joey had a great time playing, “which one is bigger?” and showing off his math skills…
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The Suarai joined us for pizza and cupcakes

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Birthday Shabbos

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Getting Shabbos ready

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Performers

Northmoor Halloween Party

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November 2016

Sophie’s 4th Bday @ Kids Science Labs
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Bedtime cuddles

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Cheese

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At Bennett for a “View the Moon” event

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All smiles

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Visiting the boys at school

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Bears Game with Zeyde

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Jewelry shopping with Bubbie

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Celebrating our 7th Anniversary at GT Prime (it was excellent)

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Goodman Pyramid

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Time with Nanny & Poppy

Sleepover at Nanny & Poppy’s

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Dots with Dr. Markus

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Superhero night at Midtown

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Practicing their dots

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While the kids slept out, we celebrated Jason’s 40th!

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What a treat sleeping in the next morning with no kids to wake us up… thank you Nanny & Poppy!

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Thanksgiving 2016

Finally a Thanksgiving we were able to attend as planned (we’ve been sick the last 2/3 years).  We had Thanksgiving dinner at The Goodmans house (Carrie is such a good cook!) and then headed to the lake for dessert.

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The boys had such a great time playing with their “boy cousins”

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The kids loved exploring the lake in the Winter.

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“Baby Goldie”

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Changing Danny’s diaper for the first time (take a close look at my sweater….
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Cari and baby Rocky

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The girls lighting the Shabbos candles
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We headed back early from the lake to celebrate Poppy again!

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Our Little Reader

Joey began showing an interest in reading a few months ago and his skills have exploded ever since!

One of my favorite moments…

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October 2016

Welcome Fall

Stir crazy….we need a basement!

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Daniel Jacob Suarez

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Patiently waiting

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Aiden’s 2nd Birthday

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Benji got up in front of his entire school to teach “go cubs go.”

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Cheering on Cousin Britt at the Chicago Marathon!

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Goldie and Cousin Jack

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The cousins at music class

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Halloween Prep

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Halloween 2016

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Northmoor Halloween Party

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Goldie’s finger got slammed in a door this month.  She was a trooper and is slowly recovering from the ordeal.  She had to be put under in order to stitch her up properly and only wanted Bubbie when she woke up.

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Gearing up for winter

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18 months!

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High Holidays 2016

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Shul

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The Big Island – Hawaii 2016

I had a work trip to Hawaii to visit Pacific Quest so Greg and I took advantage of the opportunity and made it into a mini vacation!

We were on the big island the entire time and we’re able to cover pretty much everything the island had to offer.

It was pouring rain when we arrived…

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Chasing waterfalls

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Eating with the locals….

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Greg enjoyed some super fresh sushi!

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For anyone headed to the big island, this was our favorite restaurant:

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The kids were well taken care of at home (thanks to Nanny/Poppy & Bubbie/Zeyde!)

Making pizza with Chef Pasta!

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Yummy strawberry lemonade and poke

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Checking out the rainforest

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Snorkeling with the dolphins

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A bonus weekend at the lake

The weather has been mild this September so we were able to sneak up to the lake for one last weekend!  We took the kids to the local pumpkin patch and they had a great time!

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Labor Day 2016

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It was a little chilly but we needed to get one more boat ride in.

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Such a big girl!
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Swinging with her bestie
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Apple picking
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Cheese

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