Look at these two.
Telling secrets already. Nothing but trouble.
Michelle is my cousin. Inez is her little girl. She's just two months younger than Caroline.
Michelle and I grew up together. We were very close. We're hoping that these two get numerous chances to spend time together over the years. You know, playing Barbies. And American Girls. And more Barbies. Like their moms used to do.
Caroline and I tagged along on Josh's business trip to Chicago. That gave us the opportunity to hang out with Michelle and Inez for the day. Way fun.
The weather that day was terrible. Cold and rainy. But you wouldn't know it in the Garfield Park Conservatory.
We actually met up at a great downtown coffee shop. And then walked the babies, in the rain, to the green line. And then kind strangers helped us heave the strollers up the stairs.
We rode the L out to Garfield Park, and enjoyed the warmth and beauty of the conservatory.
And it was so fun to catch up.
The girls cooperated nicely by sleeping.
After walking around the gardens, we took the L farther out to Oak Park for lunch. Quite the adventure! We loved it all.