Week 1 in Chicago

Per usual we are having a great time in Chicago. Leo is getting spoiled rotten, I'm loving getting a chance to be in the fall weather, and we've spent each day catching up with friends and family.

By some amazing stroke of luck, on our flight here to Chicago we had an empty middle seat.


I've traveled quite a bit with Leo alone, but each month brings a whole new level of complications. He never sits still, so I was pretty worried that we were going to be in for an extra long flight, but I'm happy to report that he did absolutely fantastic.

Much in thanks to the extra seat - but we ate a lot, watched some mickey mouse, really enjoyed the toys and books I brought, and even gave me a 55 minute nap in the ergo!

The first two days we were home were pretty low key. Lots of walks and chili, a few play dates, and just time spent with Leo's grandparents.


Friday night we had a happy hour play date at our friends house, and then snuck home so we could see my sisters who came in for the weekend. 


Every year my mom's side of the family gets together to bake apple pies and then freeze them for the holidays. We made 12 pies this year, ate tons of food all day long, and had a blast having all of the little cousins together.



This week will hopefully be more of the same! 


  1. It looks like you are having a wonderful time! So happy that the flight there went smoothly and yay for an empty seat! I love the tradition you have of getting together to bake together. Such a neat idea!

  2. What a fun tradition! Leo just keeps getting cuter!

  3. Leo is totally spoiled in Chicago and I love it! You can tell how much your family adores him!!!

  4. So fun!!! I'm so glad you're having an amazing time and most excited that Leo was a rockstar on the flight. I know you both are having so much fun with your parents and the rest of your family!

  5. Love the pie making day idea - might have to steal that! Glad the flight went well! We are thinking about going back to Terranea next June/July since my birthday, Haddie's birthday, and my husbands are all within 3 weeks of each other to celebrate and it already makes me sweat thinking about flying with her, ha!

  6. This is a gorgeous venue for events. I went here some time back and was impressed the second I stepped through the DC wedding venues door. I'm hoping that I'll get to go back for other events to enjoy great company and beautiful surroundings.

  7. Can I join your family?! Y'all are all too cute!

  8. Best Florist Delivery shop in the city! Their 'ready to go' floral arrangements are the best deal in town - and last well over a week. Plus, they always seem open - so great to pick them up on way home from dinner.