Two weeks ago, HJ and I loaded up the car and headed to Chicago. Well, actually a suburb of Chicago. My friend from college, Danielle, just had her 2nd sweet boy…and I wanted to snuggle him.
We arrived on Sunday afternoon, and spent the evening grilling out while the boys ran. And ran. Monday, HJ and I headed into the city and spent the morning at Shedd’s Aquarium. HJ and I got to see a show, enjoy 2 minutes of a 4-D movie called SEA MONSTERS (HJ freaked out and we had to leave…4-D was a bit too intense for him), pet sting rays, and see all sorts of fish from pretty to freaky. HJ declared his favorite part was the dog.
In the show, there was a dog that came out and did a few tricks. Forget the jumping whales, they have a dog that can shake!
We then took a water taxi to the Navy Pier and walked around a bit, before heading back to the ‘burbs.
The next day, I was put in charge of 3 kids for about an hour and a half…and only one injury to report (this picture was seconds before Oliver crashed head first out of his chair).
We then went to the Brookfield Zoo. We actually went there 2 years before with Danielle and Oliver, so it was fun to see it again. They had lots of baby animals to see, like a dolphin, gorilla and a not so tiny baby bison.
It was hot…like hot enough that I understood why this tiger was not getting out of the water. But we still had fun, and HJ and Oliver had a blast running around and see all the animals.
Hard to believe there is only 1 short week of summer left, and then it’s back to school!