A couple of weekends ago we met up with Auntie and walked the grounds of Robert Allerton’s 1900s mansion.
Shae, Frugal Boy, and I have been here before, and I wrote about one of our earlier trips here.
Robert Allerton inherited his fortune from his father, a livestock baron, and used part of that fortune to build an elaborate set of gardens and grounds in central Illinois.
The sun dogs garden provided a nice vantage point.
You may remember these stairs from the last time we visited.
Evidence of a little engineer at work was obvious down by the river.
Overall, we had a nice day and Auntie was able to unwind after finishing up her first year of med school. Yay auntie!
The next day, Mother’s Day, Grandma, Grandpa, and a second Auntie came down to visit.
Frugal Boy had lots of fun playing with Grandpa and enjoyed the new toys that Great Uncle had gotten him.
He was looking pretty cute in his overalls.
It was a beautiful day, so we lazed about on the front porch. Sometimes it is nice to just watch the world go by.
and sometimes you just need to cuddle up to grandma.