Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Big trip to ... Costco?

Sharon visited us tonight -- eating dinner, taking Cooper for ice cream, washing dishes, folding laundry, reading bedtime stories. While the five of us were at dinner, Sharon asked Katie about our weekend plans.

"We're going to Costco!" Katie answered with great enthusiasm. She then mentioned a big train and a swimming pool.

I explained that we were at Costco last week, that I didn't remember a train and that there was a hot tub, but no swimming pool.

But Katie insisted on her version of the story.

We visited a little more and then pieced it together.

Katie confused the words "Chicago" and "Costco," and her mind, I was completely wrong. In fact, we have promised a ride on the big train when we get to Chicago and a dip in the hotel swimming pool.

So, if she invites you to Costco, go! And if she invites you to Chicago, be prepared to fetch her lots of snack samples from the end of aisles.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The new Stoneleigh

I recently visited the reopened Stoneleigh Hotel and reviewed the property for Fodor's. The review is here.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Catching up

Cooper competed in his Scout pack's space rocket derby on Sunday afternoon and placed second among all Tiger Cubs.

Cooper's coaches are especially wonderful. When they saw that Steve was at Saturday's game, they decided to let Coop play all four quarters.

Both Katie and Cooper have strep throat. Cooper is the sixth child in his class to get strep since Friday.

Ami has been here this week to help around the house and to take care of Katie & Cooper while Steve & I go to Houston.

Our Easter celebration was wonderful!