These are just a couple of those fun side things that I was talking about.
This is a little flower garden thing they had.
It was just a small pathway that you could
take that no one was really taking, so we
decided to take the little detour.
Fun little Indian display by the "Bison Bison" (or Buffalo)
The kids just loved this animal cause it had Dragon in its name. Aerom was pretty excited even though it just looks like a lizard.
Walking back to the car.
This was a really cool opportunity for Matt he was able to attend a Conference for Health Care Executives in Chicago. He worked while he was there and when he wasn't working he was going to classes. But near the end he was able to take time and see a couple of the fun things to see in Chicago. This is the famous "bean" (I don't know if this is what it is actually called) I thought it was pretty cool, and I love the reflection of the sky and tall sky scrapers, OH and I love the handsome man standing in the picture!
Matt standing at the bottom of the Sears Tower...... and McDonald's.
We just started this thing with a couple of my friends where we take turns going to the Temple while one couple sits in the Waiting room thing and babysits and then we trade off once a month. We woke up bright and early this is the Sunrise, and it is hard to see but there was mist/fog covering the ground. The drive to the Temple is so pretty, the scenery is breathtaking and this just added.
I know I mentioned the flowers in my previous post, but this picture describes it a little better. This picture was taken just off the side of the freeway headed home from the Temple. It is like this pretty much everywhere.
Matt and Talia picking a bouquet. (Aerom and Avenlea were asleep)
This past few months the kids have been asking to go to the movie theater. We had to tell them that there were no kid movies to go see, but when there was, we would go to it. This is us at the theater going to see The Lorax. It is actually really fun going to the theater with the kids. They all sit through the movies now and it is funny to hear their little comments on the movie. Avenlea was pretty impressed with the "pretty trees" in the movie. ;)
So it was a pretty eventful couple of weeks. Matt was gone for 5 days and it was a big thing for our family. We haven't been without him for that long without being somewhere with family. Every time the door to to the garage would open, Avenlea would yell "Daddy's home!!!" It was cute but sad when she realized he wasn't. We are glad to have our family back together again.