Thursday, September 08, 2011

Vacation, A Birthday Party and A New Blog Design

Hey guys! I hope you all are having a great week, we have been busy the last couple weeks with our vacation to Chicago and Jackson's 2nd Birthday. Here are some photos from our trip, I have only ever been to Chicago when it's ridiculously cold, so it was a lot of fun to see everything. My husband's parents moved to Barrington, Illinois a suburb of Chicago, they live about an hour or so away from the city. Here are some pictures of our trip. 

***Warning lots of pictures!!!***

The first day we got there we went to my husband's aunt and uncles house to grill and celebrate Jackson's birthday early. Here he is playing with Adam's cousin Megan.

Opening presents.

*** Downtown Chicago***

Here is Grandma and Jackson on his first train ride into the city.

He loved it so much he fell asleep :)


We went to the skydeck at the Willis tower, it was so crazy to step out on to the plexi glass box extended from the building. It is 103 floors up it goes so fast!

Adam and Jackson sitting out on the ledge!

 We went and saw the bean.

Then we walked through navy pier and took a boat ride back to the train to go home.

Jackson and Grandma on the boat.

 ***The Lincolon Park Zoo***

Jackson loved the carousel ride, he was so cute every time it would come around he couldn't figure out why they were moving and we were still in the same spot.

This gorilla enjoyed staring at all of us.

*** Rockford***
We took a boat ride on a long time friend of the family's boat. His house backs up to the river.

This was Adam's great grandparents house.

Jackson wasn't too sure about the boat ride at first.

I actually got him to smile for some pictures, his favorite word is NO ugh! 

***Jackson Turns 2!***

His party was Toy Story themed so I created a banner to match.

I cannot believe it has already been two years! Crazy how time flies! Here are some pictures of Jackson when he was born.

He is finally starting to smile for pictures! I took him two weeks ago to get his pictures taken and he didn't like the lady and ran fast around the corner and ran right into the corner of the wall and smacked his forehead.. Needless to say we didn't get his pictures taken then. I am afraid to go back!

Singing to him he has no idea what is going on haha!

He got a bike for his birthday which is daddy powered for now.. 

And this car which he calls "ze car". We love this picture when he gets really excited he shakes his arms like crazy. So cute! My husband thinks we should send this picture in to the people that make the car to have them put his picture on the front. LOL

Lastly, as you may have noticed I have a new blog design. I would love for you to grab my new button. Thanks!! Sorry for the long post!! I hope you all enjoyed it, I will be back soon with a decorating post. 

Have a great rest of the week!



The Johnson Familia said...

I like this blog design the best. I think it is representative of your style as well!

Becca said...

Love the new blog design and your pics are so fun! However, I must admit, that I almost passed out looking at the picture of you guys standing on the clear floor WAAAAAY up in the sky. Whoa. Glad you had a great trip and Happy 2nd Birthday, Jackson!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Happy birthday to adorable Jackson, so blessed to have your family members around you. Thank you for sharing all the photos and your amazing trip. Love the blog decor do over!!!

L said...

Hi Allyson! Love the new blog design. I think it suits your taste perfectly.
The trip to Chicago looked like you had a wonderful time. It is pretty city. There is no way I would walk out on that glass walkway! I think I would pass out! haha

Happy 2nd Birthday, to Jackson. What a cutie. Time goes by too fast when they are little.
have a great weekend

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Thank you, Emelia! I hope you have a great weekend!!

laxsupermom said...

What a wonderful trip! It looks like you had a ton of fun. Love the new blog design! It captures your spirit really well. Thanks for sharing.

Traci said...

Love the new design. It looks like y'all had a great trip! My nephew has the little red car & he's too lazy to take the floorboard out & use his feet to make it go. He wants to be pushed all the time!

Heather's Stitches said...

Looks like it was so much fun!

Love the new design too!


Mommyblogger said...

What a great trip! Looks like Jackson had a fantastic birthday. He's sooo cute. That skytower looks a tad bit scary to me but I'm a chicken LOL. Thoroughly enjoyed your post & photos. Thanks for sharing!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Hi there Allyson! What a fun looking trip. Jackson is growing up toooo fast, I know how it happens.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your blog looks terrific! Love it!
So you came to my town? How great! Looks like you had a wonderful time. (Your mom looks like your sister!)

Your son is absolutely adorable....oh my gosh. That sweet face is so beautiful!

Thanks for sharing your trip, Allyson.


Sandra said...

Ally, love, love the new design blog! I just saw this colorful picture of Italian houses and thought of you. I'll email it to might like it for future decor! ;)

Your son is soooo sooooo sooooo cute! The terrible 2's!!! Of course his favorite word is "No!" ;)

The vacay pix are awesome. Chicago is on my list of cities to visit.


❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Your new designed blog is very beautiful. Such a great looking trip. My sister lives near there.

Happy Birthday to Jackson.


Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Your little Jackson is precious!!! Looks like ya'll had a wonderful trip! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the kind comments! Adding you to my blog roster, so "I can stop back in soon for another visit!" :)


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