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Jen & Chad’s Annual Retro on Roscoe Party

August 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Every year Jen and Chad have a party the weekend of Retro on Roscoe. Because they live so close to Roscoe Street, people come and go from the party to the fest and back all day long. Here’s what was different about this year’s party compared to parties of years past:

In years past the party has gotten rowdy at night and Jen’s had to kick people out in the early morning hours. This year there was a huge abundance of babies and most people left when 1) their baby had a meltdown or 2) it was their baby’s bed time. I think I counted 10 or 11 strollers in the garage at one point! I guess everyone is getting older!

Quinn got his face painted at Retro on Roscoe.

Somehow the paint stayed on all day even when he was running around like crazy playing with all the kids.

Lila is Quinn’s buddy. They see each other every day and yet, they were still excited to see each other on a Saturday!

Conor and Liam are Jamie and Fitz’s kids.

Ava and Lila are Eric and Caryn’s kids. Eric was our realtor when we bought our condo.

All the kids loved climbing in the climbing tower.

I felt kind of bad for Halle. A lot of the kids at the party were between 2 and 4 years old (I’m guessing) and were running around everywhere and Halle was left on her mom’s lap to just watch. She seemed like she really wanted to get in on the action.

Dallas had Ava and Grace really thinking he was going to drink all of the juice boxes. All 20 of them. They were really upset (not really in a bad way) and were yelling “NOOOOOO, you can’t!” and, of course, that just made Dallas tease them more. Ava warned Dallas that if he drank all the juice boxes he’d get a tumm yache but he said he was still going to. As soon as Dallas walked away all the kids were drinking juice boxes. I guess they thought they better get them while they could, just in case Dallas did drink them all.

As for the adults, our games stayed mostly the same. We drank a ton of beers, and played a lot of beer pong and urban horseshoes, a.k.a. washers.

It wasn’t just kids making special appearances this year. Ed’s dad was visiting from Detroit and Chad’s aunt and cousin were in from Pennsylvania. It was nice to see so much of everyone’s family. We hung out all afternoon and then later on Dallas and I walked through the fest. We went too late. It was so packed. Usually earlier in the day it’s less busy. But Dallas got his annual Polish plate that he loves and I got a chicken pita. Fun day, fun party. I’m sure we’ll do it again next year!

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Summer of Rachelle Kickoff Party

May 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments

Katrina, Jessie, Alden, Dallas, Rachelle, Jessica, Ed, Tall Paul, Paul Baker, Killian, Tyrone :: Rock Bottom, River North, Chicago

Rachelle, Alden, Paul :: Riverview, Roscoe Village, Chicago

Rachelle, Jessica, Alden, Paul :: Riverview, Roscoe Village, Chicago

Caroline, Danny, Chad, Dallas :: Riverview, Roscoe Village, Chicago

Rachelle, Paul, Jessica, Alden :: Riverview, Roscoe Village, Chicago

Rachelle & Jessica :: Riverview, Roscoe Village, Chicago

Rachelle & Jessica :: Riverview, Roscoe Village, Chicago

Shouldn’t have waited so long to eat. I was starving!

Chad & Rachelle :: Riverview, Roscoe Village, Chicago

Chad, Paul, Fitz :: Riverview, Roscoe Village, Chicago

Tramp Stamp! :: Riverview, Roscoe Village, Chicago

Friday was the last day of my contract with Google. I’m planning on taking some time off to enjoy the summer in Chicago, before starting the job hunt. Thus, Friday night we kicked off The Summer of Rachelle by going to happy hour at the Rock Bottom Brewery‘s roof deck then heading up to Riverview for more drinks closer to home.

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April 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

When I was at SXSW I saw Andrew playing with these odd cardboard boxes and building things with them. He told me they were Bloxes and that he was involved with the company and that they were local to Chicago. I thought they were neat, but couldn’t think of a use I’d have for them.. plus they seemed a little too pricey. Andrew told me he made a side chair for his desk out of 20 Bloxes. But 20 Bloxes will cost you $59.95 and all I could think is that I could buy a nice chair for $60 bucks. Anyway…

I came back to our office in Chicago after the conference was over and we had TONS of Bloxes here. Every few days someone thinks of something new to build and we rearrange them into a new shape. It’s been fun to think of different things. My favorites have been the scooter parking that I conceived and John helped me build and the igloo that PaulBaker built. Someone also built some cubes to sit at that were pretty neat. So, I guess we’ve had a lot of fun with the Bloxes in the office, but I still don’t know if I’d have had to pay for them, if I ever would.

More photos of our office Bloxes creations here. Ill probably keep adding to that link as we keep making new things.

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