We live north of Chicago, along Lake Michigan in a quiet, diverse neighborhood. While the neighborhood feels "tucked away", we are within walking distance to the downtown area, the library and public transportation. There are several neighborhood parks near our home.
We can't wait for a new little adventurer to join our family!!
We have worked hard to make our house a cozy and inviting home. There is plenty of space to play and relax, inside and out. The large kitchen is perfect for baking, casual family dinners and art projects. In our fenced-in backyard, we play games, dig in the sandbox and catch fireflies. We enjoy picking vegetables and flowers from our gardens.
We love to go on adventures and explore together. Whether we go near or far, whether the adventures are small or grand, it is really just about being together. We love living near the Lake and we enjoy the lakefront throughout the year. We often go on nature walks, either at the lakefront, our city’s arboretum or a nearby nature preserve. Little bits of nature always make their way home with us, hopefully in Tessie’s nature bucket but often in our pockets!
Music is a constant in our lives—we sing and make music all day long. We march in parades around the house and have dance parties. We love exposing Tessie to different music and attending concerts and music class. Susan enjoys playing the piano and teaching Tessie about musical instruments.
We try to take advantage of all that our area has to offer, visiting zoos, museums and farms. We enjoy camping in the warmer months and exploring new places. Winter means sledding, snow angels and building snow animals together.
Having great adventures and making memories is fun but even more important are the smaller, everyday things that make up our family life—dinners together, cozy cuddles and kissing away life’s booboos.
Thank you for getting to know us and learning about the life we can offer your child. We hope that you can feel the respect and compassion that is here for you and all the love that is waiting for your child.