Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
In addition to Cool Globes, I worked on bringing the Waterkeeper Alliance conference to Chicago. We began work on this over a year ago, and the conference ended last night with a fantastic event at Park West. It's been such an inspiration to meet the Waterkeepers and hear their stories. They have been described as eco-heros, and I couldn't agree more.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Putting on some sweet moves for Leo.
Our sweet girl was so excited to ride the rides.
Advertised as "world famous" these bumper cars were anything but.
We took a quick trip up to St. Nicholas for their annual Greek Fest. What a gorgeous night!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
It was a really good thing that Olivia and Leo were already at Durkins when we saw this.
And then when the window burst open, and even more water came in? We're lucky Durkins is a few blocks away.
Heartbreaking. Having gone through this twice last Summer, we had the foresight to get most everything up off the ground. But still - ruined desk, play kitchen, numerous toys, pictures, baby gear. A huge thank you to Steve (on his birthday, no less) and his Dad who worked tirelessly all day. One of the most frustrating things about this is that it was avoidable, as this water is due to grading issues and an ill-placed and unapproved window well. Our contractor has been mostly unresponsive to this issue - and when we do hear from him, he's petulant and pleads ignorance. Need a good contractor recommendation? Because we most certainly don't have one. Thank goodness I took a lot of pictures as evidence.