Sorry this one is a bit late... I needed to upload the photos...
I'm not sure about the rest of the world, but today was a great day to live in Chicago. We had the most beautiful weather for this incredible holiday weekend. First of all, I'm thankful to all those who gave their lives for our freedom. I'm also thankful that we made it through today and got Ada to bed by 8 pm. With the holiday weekend, kids tend to get thrown off their daily routines. Ada actually had a good routine until about 4 this afternoon when she went into a coughing and throwing up spell that lasted on and off until we got home after 7pm. She had two naps this morning, one on the lawn while we cooked out with friends, and then something happened that made her life miserable. Okay, not her life really as much as it made things awkward as she threw up all over the front of my shirt, her first outfit, second outfit, four burp cloths, two bibs, etc. I spent the rest of the afternoon in a tanktop playing board games with friends. She spent it in nothing but a diaper and a bib alternating between eating, throwing up and coughing. And not just an "ah hem" cough. I mean a "Heeech, Hack" gutteral cough that sounds like she could shoot a loogie ten feet. Disgusting.
Despite all of the coughing and the upset tummy, I will say that she thoroughly enjoyed being outside for a nice cookout, as you can see from the attached photo.
Moral of the story: When you have a baby, invest in a really big umbrella, baby sunblock, a sun hat, tons of burp cloths, and an outdoor blanket. And remember to always travel with all of those things so that you are prepared for warm weather fun. And try to pack an extra shirt for yourself or at the very least, always dress in layers or only visit friends who are your size or larger so you can borrow something from them or their husbands when your shirt or pants are destroyed by your child.