Last month my parents and Jessica came down and visited for the weekend. Liberty Bank, in Logan Square, was hosting a free Kids Fun Festival and a band called The Dreamtree Shakers was playing so we went to check it out. The Dreamtree Shakers are a kind of alt-folk kiddy band and at least one of its members has a history with the Old Town School of Folk Music. I think it might have been a little too “kiddy” for Jess, but Makai loved it. It was kind of strange to sit in a bank and watch a band, but it was a pretty cool thing for Liberty Bank to do and a lot of people packed in with their kids!
After the show, we walked over to Radler for brunch. This has become a go-to for me for brunch because 1) it’s great and 2) I’ve never had to wait. Nothing like German beers and milk bottles!
Later on we took Jess and Makai to see the Easter Bunny in Roscoe Village. It was a nice day and we had the stroller so we walked all around and popped in and out of the stores. Jess ended up getting this cool Badgers hair bow.
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October 16th, 2011 · 5 Comments
Neither by brother nor my dad have shaved since the Brewers got into the playoffs. I’m not sure why. Some kind of good luck charm? Yesterday they both sent me photos of their beard progress. Looks like my brother is winning in bushiness, but my dad is winning in whiteness! My dad gets bonus points for sending a photo of himself wearing a Brewers shirt, although the Badgers were playing yesterday and maybe that’s why my brother is wearing red. As a side note, yesterday the Badgers killed the Hoosiers, 59-7, and remain unbeaten.
On September 23, the Brewers clinched their first division title in 29 years. Then they won the National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. My brother and my dad went to the first game of that series. You can see in the photo below, they had just started to not shave.
Currently the Brewers are battling the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League Championship. The standings are 3-2 with Game 6 at Miller Park today. I do not normally cheer for the Brewers, but since the Cubs are way out of it, maybe I’ll cheer for the Brewers as a second team. The Packers play the St. Louis Rams today at Lambeau. I hope WI can win over both of the St. Louis teams! Add in the Badgers, what a great time to be a Wisconsin sports fan!
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