We then met up with Uncle Bill and took a nice long city walk to his new house to check it out, visit some with him and Donna and enjoy some good ole Chicago style pizza. Uncle Bill and Donna have the best house EVER according to Noah. They live right above the train station. The trains were going in and out and in and out. It was very very cool. The visit was great and then we walked back to the train station to go back to Olympia Fields.
This is where it happened. Lily my sweet Lilypad popped. Like a grenade. About half way home on the train she pretty much lost it. She was done with the train, she was done with the traveling, she was done with the car seat (on this trip I drove about 1030 miles). She made it known she was not a happy camper. Even on our flight home. She complained 4 hours of the 4 hour and 20 minute flight home. Fortunately for me, I had parents around us who understood and felt as bad for her as I did.
The trip was long, exhausting, fun, exciting, happy and sad. We don't regret any second of our really busy trip. We are so glad we saw everyone we got to see. We are bummed that we missed a few of you. We know that this time next year we will have one less family member and that is the bittersweet part of the trip. We miss you all, we love you all, come visit, we have room.
Thanks for looking. Lots of love to you from us!
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