Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wisconsin (Or: Collage-a-palooza)

{In which I annoyingly think that every. single. photo. I took of my kids this past weekend in Wisconsinland is precious and MUST BE SHARED. But hey, you're looking, so you musn't mind too much.}

Ah, to take a 36-hour vacation!
To depart at 10:00 on a Saturday and return at 10:00 Sunday night!
What caprice!

What spontaneity!
What relaxation!

Oh, right. Unless you happen to have two very small children.

Our trip started with flight delays - waiting, waiting, and more waiting for the weather to clear up at O'Hare and then Columbus.
Having (almost) no toys and (almost) no food, the boys moped around and chewed on waiting-area chairs.

Wisconsin Trip

Exhausted, yet still forced into matching sweater-vests and plaid shorts (oh, the humanity!) the boys partied down at Nana and Pa's 50th anniversary bash.
Wisconsin Trip1

The next morning, Ashi was looking pretty rough. Good thing he had access to coffee* and cold pizza - breakfast of champions.
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Wisconsin Trip4

Then, being the chipper morning person I am, I decided it was a great idea to drag the whole family to the beach for sunrise - and it was.
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Then came the Giganto Scary Family Photo, in which everyone was wearing white tops and blue jeans...oy.
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On the schlep back to O'Hare and then to our departing gates, Asher was entertained by Auntie Al's sunglasses, comforted by Elle the elephant, and sustained by appropriately messy spaghetti.

So, to recap -
We schlepped
We celebrated
We woke up
We felt the sand between our toes
We posed for posterity
We schlepped back.

All in all, a pretty awesome weekend. Thanks, Wisconsin.
*Okay parenting police, don't freak out - Ashi wanted to use that coffee cup so badly that finally we just filled it with water. Problem solved.


Ima said...


Halli said...

I love your blog :) This is great - I would have published every photo too!

Hilary Barnes said...

To think that my parents actually gave me coffee when I was Ashi's age(well a little bit added to milk anyway) The pictures are adorable as always.


Phyllis Sommer said...

they're truly lovely. where in wisconsin were you? we were in wisc this weekend too:-)

ME said...

Love it.
You should come back more and visit the beach ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh my GOSH! What an AWESOME blog post! Ok, I may appear to be a smidge over excited over how AWESOME this post is, but you did an amazing job :) The post truly captured every moment of the trip. And what better way to do it than with a AWESOME collages?! Ok. Too many exclamation marks? thought so....Ok, Love Auntie AL :)

ELLE said...

this is maybe my favorite post ever.

Ashi and Rami's Ima said...

Aw that's sweet Elle. Is it because your namesake is in it? :)

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