A Higgs Holiday

Anyone besides Megan wondering what us Higgs and Calisoffs have been up to this week?

We visited quite a few parks. Her daughters are still at the age where bringing them to a park is much more fun for ALL of us than any museum or city tour has to offer.

Oz Park

Oz Park

Oz Park

Oz Park

Montgomery Ward Park

Montgomery Ward Park

Montgomery Ward Park

Montgomery Ward Park

One afternoon we dragged the Higgs along to a birthday party for my friend Pam’s son, Max. The party was at Adam’s park and they also had a concert that same evening. The place was a zoo. If my kids were not standing right next to me I would lose them in an instant. I felt awful that I brought Laura and her kids. It was so crowded she must have felt like she was in China all over again!

Adam's Park

Adam’s Park

We also managed to go running together TWICE, just Vertolli and I.IMG_7021

We spent one morning at Foster Avenue beach. photo-3

We also went over to Millennium Park to visit the bean and play in the fountain.

Jack, Sam, Helaina and Indigo.

Jack, Sam, Helaina and Indigo.

And no trip would be complete without food. Lots of food. I mean, it IS VERTOLLI we are talking about people!

Red Mango for FroYo

Red Mango for FroYo

Everything we did was a lot of fun and easier with Laura around. But the best moments weren’t even the orchestrated ones. They were the ones that happened at random times and places. Stuff that made you giggle, smile, or just feel blessed for good friends and even better than that – good friends with kids the same age as yours…

Jack reading 'Pete the Cat' to the littles.

Jack reading ‘Pete the Cat’ to the littles.

Helaina tickling Aaron

Helaina tickling Aaron

They insisted on walking these wheel barrels 7 blocks to the park.

They insisted on walking these wheel barrels 7 blocks to the park. It was annoyingly adorable.

Sam pushes Indigo at Park 535

Sam pushes Indigo at Park 535

Sam and Indigo built a castle for her, then put construction vehicles in it for him.

Sam and Indigo built a castle for her, then put construction vehicles in it for him.

One evening we walked down the street copying each other's dance moves.

One evening we walked down the street copying each other’s dance moves.

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2 thoughts on “A Higgs Holiday

  1. Just looking over some of the stuff we did makes me smile even bigger than I already was. We too are blessed to have you as friends and to have spent the week with you! Thanks for everything and I look forward to the next time we meet.

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