Hi all! We've just returned from a little trip to the Windy City. We took Andrew and his best friend, Payton and left Charlie behind with my parents. Who I thank tremendously because from what I hear he wasn't exactly a piece of cake. Boys at age 2 - unless you've had one you can't possible comprehend. Adorable? Yes. Lovable? Uh-huh. Can melt your heart into a complete puddle with one look? Easily.
Can also act like complete neanderthals at the drop of a dime? You bet.
WE, however, had a blast!
Once again Jimmy planned the whole trip. There are perks to having a well traveled husband I tell ya!
We stayed downtown and navigated our way around on foot.
Cold weather and chilly winds ain't got nothin' on us!
A few highlights...
Friday night.... Cocktails for four at the Signature Room on top of the Hancock Tower.
The view of the city all lit up at night was spectacular!
A ride on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel - we were the only crazy ones on board, also amazing!
This was my favorite part of the trip!
And some Chicago style deep dish pizza for dinner. (of which the kids were not the biggest fans.)
Saturday started with breakfast in bed (I heard more than once "this is the BEST breakfast ever".)
A trip to the American Girl Doll store for Payton, Katrina (her doll), and I.
I had a glimpse of how the otherside lives (mothers of girls that is) and wowza I don't even think I'm girlie enough for all that pink pandemonium!!
While we were there, the boys hit the massive Lego store down the street...
Then we all met back up for lunch at the American Girl Cafe.
This was Payton's favorite part of the trip!
Sunday we made our way to the Field Museum...
Our country children continued to marvel at things like public transportation & revolving doors.
The museum was empty thanks to the Bears playoff game.
We all marveled at the Ancient Egypt exhibit!
On to more sightseeing and finished up the day Ed Debevics...
The 5 hour car ride without a 2 year old - bliss.
Though we did see a lot of this...
Adjoining rooms for the children - highly recommended!!
Occationally, we even stole a few minutes to ourselves, like a quick drink in the lobby bar while they built Lego upstairs. (don't worry, it was just one drink)
Once they went to bed, it was almost, almost, like we were away for a weekend together without little ones in tow. Now back to reality tomorrow. Looking forward to catching up on your blogs too!!