Last week Grandma Beverly flew out from Cle Elum, Washington to meet, hold, play and cuddle with Matilda. Bev was extremely excited to get her hands on her and was determined to make the most out of the time she had here. Matilda was approaching 4 weeks, so it was a great time to venture out of the house a bit too. While daddy worked during the day, the three of us explored on foot and train, different parts of the city. We walked through The Lincoln Park Zoo, Millenium and Grant Park, the waterfront, The Chicago Botanic Gardens, Lincoln Square, and our neighborhood trail along the Chicago River. Although Matilda was sleeping throughout most of our adventures, she did wake for a few moments. We could sense her excitement at she watched the monkeys, polar bears, and most surprising...the warthogs (perhaps she knows they are her daddy's favorite). She also caught an outdoor symphony performance that she clearly enjoyed as she became quite vocal after we left.
The week went by fast for everyone and we caught Bev rocking and loving up Matilda whenever she got a chance. We are all looking forward to spending more time with Grandma Bev and Grandpa Ray when they drive out here this fall for another visit. Matilda can't wait!