We spent 3 fabulous weeks in Northbrook and got to see all of our relatives. We made a family tree and each picked three people we don’t usually get to see, to talk more about. We wish we could have talked about all of our relatives but that would have taken a long time!
I got to see my cousin Brody. He is three years old. He calls my grandma Gaga. We celebrated Shabbat with him two times. Since we were in Illinois with the RV Brody came over and played in the RV and we had hot dogs from Josh’s. For the last time Brody came over we played in the RV for just a few minutes. Then they had to go and me and my sister went with them and we stopped at the bank then went to McDonald’s to get a salad and French fries. Then we went to their house and played in his play room and finished the fries. On one of the hot days we all ran in a sprinkler together!
On my cousin Becca’s 23rd birthday we went to see the play Aladdin. It was so good. My favorite part was when Jasmine and Aladdin were flying on the magic carpet. Becca, Lainey and I each got goodie bags. In the goodie bags were water, a mint, M&Ms, a loli-pop and Smarties. We all had a great time. We each got a gift from the gift store and I got a charm bracelet. Becca got a necklace with pearls and a little lamp, and my sister got a big lamp that you can hang up.
It was also my Aunt Carrie’s 23rd birthday. A few days before we left we went to see her apartment and had bagels and locks. Her apartment is in the city so we had to drive into the city of Chicago. My grandma came too and we got a tour of her apartment, and got to hang out with her roommate, Katie, and her boyfriend, Brian. Then the last time we got to see her was when we went to celebrate Shabbat with the rest of my family.
It was fun getting to spend a lot of time with all my relatives, and I will miss them when I am back in Colorado.