Sign of a good wedding weekend: I’m STILL tired!
Dallas was a groomsman in Josh and Liz’s wedding and it all kicked off with rehearsal on Friday night. I didn’t actually go to the rehearsal, but met up a bit later at the top of the Tribune Tower at The Crown for cocktails (many) and appetizers. Though it was chilly outside, everyone braved it to go outside and take a look around. The views are amazing and so is the architecture. I used to work across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower and it was really interesting to see the opposite view and to see the Trib Tower architecture from the inside out.
The wedding was at The Ivy Room. The ceremony was short and beautiful. The bride and the bridesmaids all wore white. The groom and the groomsmen were all tuxed up. I could not get over how adorable Liz’s niece, the flower girl was! And especially later on when all she wanted to do for hours was dance and twirl in her dress. I loved the part of the ceremony where the officiant revealed to Josh some things Liz said and vice versa.
The dinner was good, the dancing was great. After the wedding we kept going and it was quite a late night. I’ll leave it at that! Congratulations to Josh and Liz (and Konrad)!
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Last week I met up with Chris, Amanda, Becky and Charlie and we went to Geek Bar on North Ave. This is a super geeky bar, and not just in name. All of the cocktails and food had super geeky names. My District 12 cocktail came on fire. The fried goat cheese was called Gold Coins, etc. Also, tons of board and console games to play. And best of all, we were there for Geek Trivia night. Which was so geeky, I think we came in 3rd to last place, and that was with Chris on our team! Can you believe it? I was kind of disappointed in the nerds at our table.
Geek Bar Beta is a kind of “pop up” bar while the permanent Geek Bar is being set up in Lakeview. The Wicker Park/Bucktown location was so jammed, though. I think they should just keep it up!
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I keep thinking of this year as Makai’s first Halloween even though he was born before Halloween last year. Last year my parents sent a Halloween onesie and I found a pumpkin hat in our hand me down clothes. Makai wore this ensemble for our first big outing: to the doctor’s office. The entire pediatric practice was filled with nurses and doctors all dressed up for Halloween! Our first meeting with our pediatrician had him dressed as Mike Ditka, fake mustache and vintage Bears sweater and all!
This year we got Makai dressed up in his honu (turtle) costume and headed to Roscoe Village. For a few hours in the afternoon they shut down Roscoe Street and all the kids take over. It was crazy!! So many cute kids and families all dressed up. We saw Danny and Caroline and Rory and Pete and Allison and their girls. Logan Square had a kids parade too, but it was in the evening, so I thought that the Roscoe Village parade might be a bit better for a baby. Maybe we’ll stay in Logan Square when Makai gets bigger!
Makai’s daycare had a fall festival last Friday, but he was out that day. I was kind of surprised that it wasn’t actually on Halloween, but since it’s on a Friday maybe they thought people would be off to do their own things. For some reason tomorrow is pajama day in his class. Lucky boy opened a package in the mail last night at it was Halloween pajamas from grandpa and grandma. Perfect!
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