Other August Happenings
Our friends the Watkins moved. They were one of our first friends in Chicago. In fact, before we even moved here they friended us. When we went house hunting in May they told us we could stop by and talk to them about the area. How nice is that?! Inviting total strangers in their home.
Michelle and I lived just a few blocks away and would meet at the park near the White Soxs Stadium (Armour Square Park) often. Caden was right between her boys in age and she had a little girl a few months before they moved.
Caden and Vance with Regan, Max and Navy Watkins
We enjoy a trip to the lake a few days after Caden's birthday as a post-birthday treat. Caden loves the sand and water.
Church is extra hard for Vance because he misses his morning nap. He was so tired on the way home he fell asleep in the middle of playing with his toy.
Church time with dad
Austin snapped this picture on the way home from work one evening. It's a cool picture but it kind of idealizes where we live doesn't it.
Caden's hair was getting super long. It was so long I could fit one of my hair ties around a piece of it.
Face time with Dad and Jacob
Probably one of the coolest thing during the month was witnessing this parade from our living room window. Caden and I were sitting on the couch and I looked out the window and saw a bunch of people gathering on the sidewalk and just waiting. I could tell something was happening so I started searching events for the day in Chicago. There wasn't a baseball game so I knew it didn't have to do with the White Soxs. Finally I found out that it was a little parade for the Jackie Robinson West team that won the U.S. Little League Championship. Its a team from the Southside of Chicago and they loaded them up in these two trolleys and they drove through part of Chicago. It was cool to see these people come out and cheer on these boys. I think the whole thing is such a great story and a wonderful experience for these boys. I thought about walking down to the street with the boys but then I decided our seat was better at home.