This is what I love about living in Chicago:
The city scape...
the lake front....
and lots of green space with grass, trees, and flowers.
With no great plans this weekend, we headed down there with a picnic lunch and good company. It was nice to be just the four of us again, hanging out, driving each other nuts for the day.
It's funny how time flies most of the time, but then there are those moments where it just sort of sits still for the day--in a good way. We sat there for only a few hours, but it felt like a long time--just chillin', laughing at the oddballs passing by, watching the boaters head out onto the lake and being a family again.
At one point, Joe said "You know, it's not gonna be like this too often anymore. You guys are gonna be off at school and jobs and we won't be together like this," and we were all very quiet in our thoughts.
Well, until Colin said "Yeah, thank God." He was kidding, of course, but we get it. It's tough to come home from college and be surrounded by your family in a wee abode. It gets tight here....for all of us. Maintaining your sense of humor is the only way to survive.
It's nice to know that we are a perfectly normal family--with parents who drive their kids crazy and vice versa. We try, you know. I just hope we get points for that.