On Saturday (probably the coldest day of the year so far) I went out with Tyler's family and helped take some wedding pictures of Kurtis (Ty's brother) and his fiance, Griselda. I borrowed Laura's umbrella... thanks! I think they turned out pretty well considering my poor quality digital camera.
You can tell by their faces what the temperature may have been! By this point it was windy, so it felt about 20 degrees.
These next two were taken at the new Hotel Marriot. The hallway with lights was actually in the Riverwoods Conference Center.
This staircase had this really cool 'damask' wallpaper. (I hope that's what it's called) I would love to wallpaper a room in my house with the same stuff!
We celebrated Halloween this year with Batman and little fireman Jack. We had a fun filled day with a neighborhood barbeque, visiting grandparents and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. Max and his cousin Chance were fighting crime together in matching costumes. We took pictures with lots of cousins so I won't name them all. The best costume was probably Max's cousin Emma, dressed as Tina Turner. So cute!
For a weekend in October Jack and I flew to California with Adrienne and Laura (two of my sisters) to visit my other sister Melissa and her little boy Merrick. The boys are just 3 months apart so it was fun watching the two babies interact and play 'tug of war' with the toys.
Finally at the age of 9 months we decided to give Jack his first haircut. What can I say other than he looked like a girl; so it was definitely needed! We put him in his purple bumbo and gave him a piece of licorice to keep him entertained. He ended up with hair all over the licorice but kept trying to put it in his mouth. He did great and the ending result made him look like a little man. Tyler was on a roll and cut his hair along with Max's. I was cleaning up dark brown, red and blonde hair out of the sink while Tyler hosed Max down in the shower. Needless to say Max cried while he got his hair cut and Jack just stared!