A tongue-in-cheek board book all in good fun about the activities of urban babies like visiting museums and going to cafes.
The series also has books about eco-friendly babies, foodie babies, artsy babies, country babies, and more, all of which look equally funny so check them out! (Uncle Ty, you need to go click on all these and read a few pages. You will die.) This could be such a fun little book for little mister's nursery shelf.
Two Sundays ago we spent our first day of the season out at Montrose...
blanket spread by the lake, naps (or attempts at such), and relaxed conversation.
I would call it Inauguration Day (like here and here), but I don't because it just wasn't sunny or blue or summery or warm.
To keep with the political metaphor, it was more like election day where the big event has kind of happened but it's not official yet because the ceremony hasn't taken place.
The Montrose Inauguration Day ceremony is the most glorious taste of Chicago summer...
It's a day when a full bright sun says it's hello to water and skyline, creating simultaneous and impossibly blue shimmers, rivaled only by the shimmering feeling of your bare skin feeling warm for the first time in... God knows how long.
It's shorts and sunglasses and the unending melody of that ice cream truck that rolls back and forth all afternoon long.
So you'll see from these pictures why I'm calling this afternoon out at Montrose (Un) Inauguration Day,
but we spent a few peaceful hours with a hint of warmth and a hint of what's to come, and it felt oh so good.
There's a new bird sanctuary out at Montrose Harbor that's been developing over the past year or two, and this year the walking trails are much more beautiful.
Now that there's more to see-- and the weather's getting warmer-- maybe I'll do better at snapping the bump pictures more regularly.
While this has been one of the worst (read: coldest, coldest!) springs since I've moved to Chicago, I haven't minded as much as I usually would since with this weather I can wear the handful of spring maternity clothes I've bought-- mixed with my regular winter wardrobe-- for longer.
When it gets hot and summery, I'll have to get serious about maternity clothes for that serious third trimester bump.
I'm back to not feeling quite so good lately-- somehow the nausea has snuck back up on me, and I've been discouraged with that this past week.
Why that again and why now, right? Maybe I caught a bit of the flu bug that's going around, or maybe little mister is taking me through a phase, I don't know.
Welcome! "City Lights" is a place for me to write about a Chicago story. The characters include a girl who loves to write, a husband, a red Vespa, and a harbor called Montrose. It's our daily in the Windy City. As Annie Dillard says, "How we spend our days, is, of course, how we spend our lives."