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Happy Labor Day!!!

2 years ago on Labor Day weekend we were on the deck at the lake house enjoying our morning coffee, donuts and each other on a beautiful Sunday morning.  
In middle of her second donut, Emily said to Simon …..  
" I think we should head back to Chicago……"  
Felix Belle was born on Labor Day 2012.  

This weekend we celebrated our 2nd “Annual Fee’s Fest”!!!  We filled the coolers, set tables, and fired up the grills.  Family showed up and we celebrated this amazing little girl that God blessed us with. 

Happy 2nd Birthday Felix. 
We had a blast this weekend and wish you the best on your first day of school. 
Looking forward to the 3rd Annual Fee’s fest!  
What a wonderful way to say goodbye to summer. 

 

an easy summer weekend
We walked to Bar Toma after work.Family Dinner.  Em, Simon, Z + Fee Then we crossed over to the “watertower castle,” sat on the stairs and ate some chocolate for dessert.  The girls had “tired feet” on our stroll home, so we carried them most of the way.  That was my Friday night arm workout.
Saturday morning: Charlotte’s Web @ broadway playhouse with Hazel.  I can’t believe I have a theatre buddy…it is the BEST.Saturday afternoon:  we went to the pool and watched the airshow jets fly right over our heads.  Look up:  the Blue Angles tearing across the sky.  It was cool.  And loud.
Then with wet hair and sneakers - we walked the neighborhood, one final push to exhaust the girls. It worked.Saturday night:  Burgers at home.  Movie night for all.  15 minutes of Bambi before Felix was down for the countAn hour of YouTube clips of Lea Salonga, then Hazel went down too…with uncharacteristic ease. (High Five husband!)
We poured a drink, then Simon & I watched Dead Poets Society.  oh man.
Yesterday we stuck close to home, er apartment.  We took an early walk for Coffee then spent several hours working together on life admin….cleaning out closets, reorganizing drawers, that sort of thing. When Felix went down for her nap, Hazel came with me on a shopping mission.  New dress needed for a big meeting Thursday.  Kate Spade, delivered.
Together, we took a Sunday evening stroll to the bookstore.Then to the triangle park for penny throwing into the fountain & a shared lemonade. 
It was a simple weekend with no major to-do’s.  We didn’t meet up with friends or extended family - it was just the 4 of us, in our neighborhood.  
Goodness.

an easy summer weekend

We walked to Bar Toma after work.
Family Dinner.  Em, Simon, Z + Fee 
Then we crossed over to the “watertower castle,” sat on the stairs and ate some chocolate for dessert.  The girls had “tired feet” on our stroll home, so we carried them most of the way.  That was my Friday night arm workout.

Saturday morning: Charlotte’s Web @ broadway playhouse with Hazel.  I can’t believe I have a theatre buddy…it is the BEST.
Saturday afternoon:  we went to the pool and watched the airshow jets fly right over our heads.  Look up:  the Blue Angles tearing across the sky.  It was cool.  And loud.

Then with wet hair and sneakers - we walked the neighborhood, one final push to exhaust the girls. It worked.
Saturday night:  
Burgers at home.  Movie night for all.  
15 minutes of Bambi before Felix was down for the count
An hour of YouTube clips of Lea Salonga, then Hazel went down too…with uncharacteristic ease. (High Five husband!)

We poured a drink, then Simon & I watched Dead Poets Society.  
oh man.

Yesterday we stuck close to home, er apartment.  
We took an early walk for Coffee then spent several hours working together on life admin….cleaning out closets, reorganizing drawers, that sort of thing. 
When Felix went down for her nap, Hazel came with me on a shopping mission.  New dress needed for a big meeting Thursday.  Kate Spade, delivered.

Together, we took a Sunday evening stroll to the bookstore.
Then to the triangle park for penny throwing into the fountain & a shared lemonade. 

It was a simple weekend with no major to-do’s.  We didn’t meet up with friends or extended family - it was just the 4 of us, in our neighborhood.  

Goodness.

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Yoga+

You guys, it’s no secret I love my sisters to death. But over the last few months I’ve been so impressed with them. They had an idea that began with one’s obsession with yoga (Andrea, of course) and the other’s passion for exploring every last fun thing to do in our favorite town (clearly Natalie), and they turned it into something pretty damn amazing, if I do say so myself. Something called Yoga+ Chicago.

Simple idea, really: a one hour yoga class followed by a new, local activity that changes up every month. Flower arranging, pasta making, wine tasting and the like at interesting spots all over the city… this month it’s punch making at Thalia Hall. Seriously, how fun is that?! If I were local, you better believe this is how I’d be spending my Saturdays.

So here’s to pursuing what you love, getting your sweat on and capping off your summer weekends with a big bowl of punch!

((P.S. Their last few events sold out quickly, so if you’re in town be sure to grab tickets @ yogapluschicago.com — and because we’re all friends here, you can use promo code PUNCH to get the family special ;) Follow along via tumblr or instagram too while you’re at it, and enjoy!))