The past few weeks have been on the busy side for us. The school year begins much earlier this year than in years past so we are filled with the slight anxiety of the summer coming to a quick end. The slow, peaceful days filled with relaxation will soon be replaced with getting to know new students, new classmates, and busy weeks of school and work schedules. For now, during my last weekend before it all begins, I am going to reflect.


The weather will still be warm, days will still be full of wonder, just in a new and exciting way.


The night before having our 20 week ultrasound we took the kids to one of our favorite parks for a swim, for Kennedy, and ice cream. The Belvedere Park is full of beautiful bridges and playgrounds. Our favorite activity is to visit the Kishwaukee River shore line and throw rocks while the dog takes a dip in the water. After is a trip to the Dairy Ripple for some delicious ice cream!


She was so excited to see her new sibling and picked out the perfect outfit for the occasion. We decided to find out the gender so we could begin to wrap our minds around nursery decorating and picking out new outfits. Not to mention, there was a bet of sorts in my family on what the gender was going to be. Reese didn’t think he had a chance of having a boy.IMG_0789

It’s a boy! One day my son will have the knowledge that I put his private parts on the internet for all to see. 🙂


Instead of going for our usual hike on Wednesday, we decided to take Finn to the water park to celebrate! IMG_0791IMG_0800

More updates to come this weekend. For now, we are working through the busy time before school begins. I am currently caught somewhere between planning for the new baby, working with our daughter on activities, and getting the most out of the days before work begins. My Pinterest has been a busy place these days!


Enjoy the weekend! Now to make our baby announcement.