Monday, October 11, 2010

Weekend with the Cook Boys

Ben's brothers, David (10) and Will (8) came to visit last weekend.  We had been planning for them to fly out from Nebraska alone until my mother in-law discovered it was the same cost to fly the boys out as unaccompanied minors as it would be for she and her husband to just fly out and spend the weekend out here too.  The boys stayed with Ben and I while Chris and Paul stayed downtown- a rare weekend "away" since they have 2 little ones still :)

Our weekend was definitely fun filled and eventful.  Friday night, we went to the Sox Game.  $3.00 tickets from Stubhub in the nose bleed section + nachos + curly fries + hot dogs = fun night despite the pathetic loss.
David was really into the game! (okay, it was staged)
Stadium in the background- all in all, a great night
Will got the best curly fry all night! tasty ;)

After the Sox game, we went back to our apartment where a desperately tired Renee went to bed... needless to say, the boys did not.  I'm pretty sure they played Wii with Ben untill 1 or 2 in the morning, which probably explains everybody's tiredness the next day.  Saturday (10-2-10... our original wedding day) was freezing and rainy in the city, but we still had a great time.  We went to the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower- which I had never done before even though I've lived near this city my whole life)! What a fun adventure...

The new glass additions are scary and amazing!
Floating over the city :)

We introduced the boys to Portillo's (Ben declared after his first visit "it's my favorite restaurant") - David and Ben went to Navy Pier to try mini golf (Will and I wimped out- too cold) and had to skip it because of the torrential downpour and wind.  We had a cozy night at home with pizza and Wii... what's not to love!?

The next day, we met Ben's parents at Moody for church and then went to Rainforest Cafe. 
Waiting for the train

Funny statue inside the Merchandise Mart

All of us at lunch

All in all, it was a great weekend.  We love our family.  My family is mostly here in the Chicago area... Would we love to have everybody in one place? Of course!  (For those of you whose families are all in one spot- what a blessing!)  But we are so glad to be able to host visitors and we're thankful we can travel back and forth frequently.   It makes the family-in-multiple-states thing work.

Well, thanks for reading :) For now- it's back to enjoying my day off work.  Agenda: clean, lesson plan, lunch with Ben, read, rest and relax.  (Maybe I'll even get crazy and write another blog post.) 

:) Ren

1 comment:

  1. Love reading your blogs. Even the weather was better in July!