Grandma & Grandpa J brought the kids over to see Elias in the hospital. Here Asher is checking Elias out for the first time.
Addilyn checking out her littlest brother.
Holding said brother.
Daddy and Elias bonding.
Elias was born at the same hospital as Tyler. Elias is showing off his Daddy's shirt from back in the day.
Conversing with Mommy.
Showing off the cutest hat ever. Thank you random Swedish ladies who knit hats for the newborns.
Elias just after we brought him home. This picture pretty much sums it up: Addilyn is thoroughly interested in Elias and Asher...is not. Asher will give Elias kisses occasionally but mostly would much rather pay attention to his toys, etc.
The first weekend of October was the annual Wendella Boat Tour trip. We had so much fun last year that we were super excited to go again this year. There were 40-some adults with the North Park crew. Here are a few of them.
The Wendella Boat Tour is an architectural tour of downtown by river and out on Lake Michigan. Here is the new(ish) Trump Tower. It is now the second tallest building in Chicago (second to the Sears/Willis Tower).
The parking garages that have been featured in many a movie. Fun fact: you are required to back into your packing spot so that you don't over accelerate and drive over the edge.
The weather was very spotty this time around but made for some very pretty skies at times.
Addilyn sees something she thinks is cool.
Keeping warm with Daddy.
It started to rain (actually downpour) at a few points during the 90 minute tour. Here is the group that decided to brave the weather and stay on the top deck.
During a break in the rain, Addilyn and Daddy went back up stairs. She still managed to stay warm and relatively dry. A fellow passenger just straight up gave her that scarf. So nice!
When it was really pouring (and the lake became super choppy), we headed to the lower deck. Here we found a spot to sit down and ride out the "storm".
Tyler took a few panoramic shots. This one shows how it looked when it was really raining.
I think this is my favorite panoramic, though. See the storm that had just moved passed us.
After the tour, the Habluetzel's and Johnson's headed to Giordano's to enjoy some Chicago-style pizza. Mmm...cheesiness.