We took a trip to Peoria last weekend and had a lovely time taking the kids to see some of our favorite things.
And their grandparents.
We went over to my oldest and dearest friend Katie's house for dessert on Saturday night (seriously, we have been BFF since first grade, and we're really freaking old), and her daughter Leila and Jack played so nicely together. They even went for a ride on Leila's choo-choo. As they hugged goodbye, Katie was like, "Oh my God! We have waited so long for this!" And she was right. There is absolutely nothing like knowing the people you knew when you you were a kid now that you're all grown up.
On Friday we went out to dinner with my friend Kelly and her husband and laughed so hard. Last time we went out to dinner with them, Kelly brought a really mean note I wrote her after a high school fight we had that was so mean (and ridiculously funny like 15 years later). Kelly and I had a million advetures in her powder blue Ford Tempo (including a panic induced trip across the highway median because I am a spaz), and we used to pass the bitchiest notes in junior high in a Minnie Mouse notebook we named Skinny Minnie. Now she has 2 little girls, too, and all of our kids played together on Saturday. So trippy and awesome. (It's been a long day, and I just had a glass of wine (that Harry picked out because it has a bomb on the label. Everything about that sentence was so class), so that's why my descriptive skillz are a bit lacking).
I have more pictures, especially from an apple orchard we went to-- the same one I went to as a kid and Ben and I went to in college and where a billy goat peed on my mom a little-- sorry I didn't tell you, mom-- he was crossing the billy goat bridge, and you were underneath it, and it was just little pee-- thought it would be better if you just didn't know... But I'll have to save them for another night. An earlier night.