chicago bub

bub and tim outside of niketown.
bub looks like a little man! just kickin in on the mean streets of chicago with his gigantic lego store bag...
on the way back home he examined his lego boxes, but realizing that he couldnt open them while in the car, he quickly reverted back to his nintendo ds.

lego bub

when we first walked into the lego store, bub was quite overwhelmed! i've got to admit, so was i...
he and his dad weighing their options- dont want to make too hasty of a decision, right?

in the store there were quite a few large lego sculptures, among them was this full size darth vader!

bub sleeps

bub even brought his own camo sleeping bag and john deere blanket- he was quite prepared!
the next morning the three of us got up early and headed out for breakfast. we made sure that we left early enough to not be a bother for diana as she needed to get ready for work. we went to sophias pancake house and filled our bellies for the big day ahead!

turkey day early

alanna and dianas mom taking care of tavish as the table gets set for the feast!
tavish had so much fun! he loves spending time with his grandma, grandpa, and aunts! he doesnt seem to have so much fun with me, every time i've tried to hold he he erupts in crying...

soup ball

these two figures dont really go together, but i liked the blue on white/white on blue contrast!
some of the bigger figures and basketballs were displayed on the bleachers. our school colors are blue, white, and orange, so the colors of the figures and balls worked really well in the gym.
turns out that the gym teacher really loved them and when they were taken down he had them laminated so he could use them again sometime. i guess they arent that bad then, huh?

hair wedding

in the morning the groom and all the bridesmaids came into diana's salon to get their hair done for the big day. it also happened to be the day before halloween, so thats why diana is sporting the mouse ears...
here's the happy couple as they entered the reception hall.
diana and her good friend at work julie. smile big for the camera, girls!
the hall itself was huge- diana said that the bride had 450 guests! wow, thats about 4 times bigger than our wedding was- pretty sure i wouldnt want to get their open bar bill...