Monday, June 7, 2010

tra la, it's may (well, it was)

man, i love late spring/early summer.  there's always so much to do, and may didn't disappoint.  although it was crazier for us because of ian- and balancing schedules, we are just loving including him in the things we do in our lives!!

may is always the time for the mcfadden birthday blowout extravaganza!  we celebrate the birthday's in may (dave and his sister april), june (dave's sister shannon and me), father's day and mother's day.  everyone got their own cake this year (dave's mom makes everyone's favorite).  and i had a piece of each...  dirt cake, chocolate eclair cake, cheesecake and german chocolate cake (mmmm, now guess which cake is mine)

it's german chocolate!!!

as i had mentioned before, ian is in cloth diapers now, and he's in his crib!  his ability to move around has got him sleeping in some funny positions!

my family came up from georgia for memorial day weekend!  we had a really nice time with them, and they always enjoy seeing ian, of course!

we took a trip to the zoo

this guy was my favorite.  i sat by this exhibit for 10 minutes waiting on this, and he didn't disappoint!

we also had a family baby dedication for ian, and my niece, annabella.  it was really nice to share this great day with shannon and willie.  we also found out in may that shannon is expecting... again!  she is due in november... again!  1 year apart (or less).  i just couldn't do it!

we also introduced ian to the pool.  we're going to have to try that one again later...

on memorial day, we went to a little gem my sister in law kept telling me about, cantigny.  cantigny is 10 places in 1!  museums, botanical gardens, grilling and picnic areas, concerts, movies..  it was beautiful.  it definitely won't be the last trip we make there!  plus we have a new place to take guests that isn't a trek into the city.  we didn't even see half of it in the day we spent there!  i'm really glad we chose this place though because they have an amazing museum- the first division museum that goes through american history war by war.  i couldn't think of a better way to spend memorial day!

this flag was hanging in the stairwell of the museum.  i liked it because it has some familiar places stitched into it (notice kennesaw is incorrectly spelled)!
one of the many beautiful gardens of cantigny

i can only guess june is going to be just as spectacular as may was!!!
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1 comment:

  1. wow, you have been busy; great photos!!

    i love cantigny! my grandparents used to live in Carol Stream, we went to cantigny every time i would visit, so beautiful!


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