We started off our midwest tour by flying to Chicago last Tuesday. Olaf was a peach on the flight - No seriously I could hardly believe it! No crying at all and he even took a 2 hour nap on daddy's lap. Seriously awesome. Although I did read the same Berenstein Bears book about 8 times on the same flight. But who can resist that face saying "read this book mommy?
That evening, we stayed with Steve's good friends from college, Chris and Kate, in their apartment near downtown Chicago. It was nice for him to get to reconnect, and for me to hang out with them for the first time besides our wedding. Olaf was a big fan of Kate :) What a flirt he is! Of course I have no pictures because I forgot to take them - sad day. We really had a nice time visiting them.
The next morning after a fantastic breakfast in the "Greektown" part of Chicago, we hopped in our sweet KIA optima rental car and headed to Iowa to see the Wallaces and new baby Liam.
While in Iowa, we got to take a trip out to the Pederson farm (Kristy's folks). Farmer Randy took Oly for a sweet ride in the tractor and out to the hog barn. BEAUTIFUL farm and country. Seriously. The farm has been in Kristy's family for over 100 years. They grow corn, soy, and raise hogs on over 3000 acres. So beautiful out there!
to be continued...