Last Saturday we went to Chicago to visit Andy, Beth and John.
We really had no plans so it was awesome to just hang out with the boys and hang out together.
We went to the park in their neighborhood and we joked that James was the country kid coming to the big city. It was an awesome park, cool climbing thingys, all fenced in, special squishy rubber ground, etc.- very different from the spread out, grassy park in our neighborhood!
The boys liked the swings of course.
Both kind of co-existed near each other - not really playing together but curious what the other was doing. You can see Patrick and Andy following them around.
Most of the park was covered in a rubber flooring, yet James managed to trip in the small area where it wasn't and gave himself a bloody lip!
We quickly moved onto the slide - pretty big and fast for a one year old.
John knew what this was all about and was ready to go right away!
Head first no less!
He was loving it and wanted to go over and over and over.
We joked that it took 4 adults to take John to the park, one to help him up the stairs, one to be at the top of the slide, one to catch him at the bottom and one to take the photo! He was so cute and such a dare devil!
James wasn't as sure -
for a second I thought he was going to follow John's lead -
but then he decided to go down backwards instead.
He also loved it... guess we are going to have to try the big slide
at our park this week before it gets too cold!
Saturday night was filled with delicious BBQ and adult beverages.
I should have snapped a photo of the food, but we ate it too fast!
Sunday morning Aunt Betty read the boys some books.
Such a sweet photo!