This blog shares the happenings of Chris, Lacey and Reese O'Donnell. We didn't used to have that much to say about ourselves which is why posts were few and far between, but now we have a little person that will give us a lot to talk about. The blog will also feature Lacey's Random Finds - event planning, paper love, pretty crafty things, etc.


Not At All Crabby


Reese is a lucky girl and gets to go on lots of fun trips. Her Mom does a week of big events in Chicago every year and Reese and her Dad got to come visit for part of the week. Chris flew alone with her (thank you buddy!!) and luckily got 2 empty seats next to him, so she slept the whole way!

She loved this mirror at the Hilton and cracked us up looking at herself

She went to her 2nd Major Leauge stadium - US Cellular Field to see the White Sox (the cubbies were out of town, or we would have done Wrigley).

She had (well, ok, her parents had) a delicious lunch at a celebrity chef's sandwich shop - Gramwich by Grahm Elliot. AND...got to eat with the chef who just happened to be sitting at the big communal table in the restaurant. It was a treat for her parents for sure.

She went to Lincoln Park Zoo for an afternoon.

Mom's work (ASCO) welcome banners were all over the city

She went walking along the river

We had a wonderful time!

Reese's First Ballpark

Reese went to her very first Major League ballpark with her Dad while her Mom was out of town for work (her Dad has been to all but 4 and her Mom has been to about half, so its time to get the girl started). They went with Uncle Brady to see the Phillies play the Nationals. Unfortunately, it was a really HOT day and Reese didn't last to long, but they still had a fun day!

Big Girl Bath Tub

After nearly flooding the kitchen with her splashing, we moved Reese to the bathtub and pulled out her new big girl bath tub - isn't it cute? Chris took most of these pics while I was in Chicago. Love them!

Strawberry Picking

We took Reese to Great Country Farms for some strawberry picking. It was the first weekend the fields were open so we didn't get a ton of strawberries, but we did have a great time. Reese loved her taste too.


We can't believe it either! Reese is six months old!!! She is the most fun right now. Here are some things about her this month:

* She is a drooling machine. So much drool, so little time. Teeth, are you coming?

* She is sitting up unsupported and has been since about 5 and a half months, impressing even her doctor

* She is eating more food - some pureed veggies and fruit. She is so excited about eating that she forgets to chew and swallow and instead just grins and talks with the food in her mouth

* She has discovered her voice and she is LOUD. Like really really LOUD!

* She still goes down to sleep great - its like we push a button. And yes, we know how lucky we are!

* She has a great giggle and smile