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Pajama Fun

This was another first! Jacobs annual matching pajama picture. Already thinking about next year’s pjs!
Pajama Fun

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Christmas Family Fun

This was Ava’s second Christmas and Harlow’s first! This day is all about the kids. Nothing is like seeing Ava having a big smile on her face. Harlow’s smile was internal this year, but I know next year we’ll catch it on film! Holiday Time

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Christmas 2014

Family and presents made up in Christmas this year. Santa brought gifts
for Ava and Harlow. Must have been nice this year!
Christmas 2014

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Christmas Baking

A holiday tradition is born! Homemade cookies and Rice Krispy treats will be a Jacobs’ tradition. All the girls joined in on the yummy festivities!
Christmas Baking Fun

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Grandpa Is Here

Salt Lake Grandpa made a visit to Chicago for Christmas. This was his first meeting with Harlow.
We celebrated the holidays at Sherry and Nik’s house this year.
Grandpa Is here

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Holiday Windows

We travelled to Michigan Ave with both kids in tow. Ava had a ball looking at the moving windows and Harlow slept in the Ergo the entire time.
Happy holidays 2014!
Christmas Windows

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Harlow Say Cheese!

Harlow’s first family photo shoot took
Place at the house. She was one month old and was a great model. Up next is our holiday photos!


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Halloween 2014

Halloween is a few days away and Ava is already in the Halloween spirit. She went to Julia and Justine’s 3rd birthday costume party last weekend. Today she decorated her pumpkin and tomorrow she is headed to Trunk or Treat in Park Ridge.




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Ava meets Harlow!

Harlow Christine Jacobs came into this world on Oct. 5, 2014 weighing 7.4 lbs and 20 inches long.

Ava was sweet, happy and very curious when she met her new sister at the hospital.

My heart sank when she came into the room and yelled mommy and ran over! I hadn’t seen her in 2 days!

We are a family of four now!!


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Botanic Gardens

We have had such amazing fall weather. It’s been in the 70’s for the past five days and we are taking advantage of it. We spent the latter part of the afternoon at the Botanic Gardens. We saw plenty of flowers, plants, veggies and fruit. The colors of fall are breathless!



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Didier Farms Lincolnshire, IL

It’s pumpkin time! We took a drive out to Didier Farms and picked out our pumpkins for the season. It was a cool day and felt like autumn. Ava rode rides and the ponies twice. We enjoyed apple donut holes and added to our memories. Next year we’ll be picking pumpkins with Harlow!


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Jonamac Apple Orchard

It’s that time of year! Apple picking! We went to this orchard last year and it was fweeezing! This year it was a perfect day. Ava had more fun with the animals than with the actual picking of apples. We enjoyed apples, apple donuts and the animals. Next year, we’ll have Harlow with us!


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Indoor Fun

It’s been cold and wet all day. We made the most of it by getting creative!


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Morton Arboretum

Another fun family Sunday! We headed to the arboretum and picked the perfect day. Ava loved the children’s play space and enjoyed a cookie in the cafe.


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Naperville’s Last Fling

Labor Day Weekend! We made our way to the Last Fling in Naperville. Pony ride, popcorn and roller coasters filled up Ava’s day!



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We went back to our old place in St. John’s. William turned two and we were there to celebrate. Ava hung out with her old friends and had a blast. She spent quite a bit of time with Zoey and the bubbles.


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Settling In

We have making our way through the boxes and around town. Skokie has a lot to offer for families and kids. We have been to the pool and library, which are both really close. I’d say Ava has been adjusting and enjoying her new life as a suburbanite!


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Back to Our Roots

We’ve officially moved to Skokie! Ava’s house warming gift? A trampoline! The move went as smoothly as to be expected and the unpacking is underway.
Hoober seems to love it out here. The rest of us are getting use to the quiet, still neighborhood. The house is perfect for our needs right now!
Ava and Hoober like to wait for Dave to come home at the door together.


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Northbrook Days

Ava and I met Tracy and the girls for a day of carnival rides. All of the girls couldn’t get enough of the rides! Happy kids makes for a great day!