Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Chicago is only about 4.5 hours away from us so we decided to take a long weekend trip to visit the city. John Thomas had his 18month old shots the day before we left so it may not had been the best timing. He was fussy it didn't sleep well the first day. Poor guy and poor us ;)

Proof JT was not enjoying the start of our trip

However the rest of us enjoyed Navy Pier and the farriswheel.

 My love/hate part of the trip, JT does not sleep well in different environments so usually he ends up in the bed with Tommy and I. Mostly laying on top of me all night. He also wakes up early. The first morning he was up by 5:30 so I put him in the jogging stroller and went running so everyone else could sleep. I loved running in Chicago! So many people were out running and the weather was perfect!

Views from our run

 We visited  Shedd Aquarium, which JT loved!

Hoping Oprah would come outside and adopt me :)

We stayed right off Michigan Ave so we also got to do some shopping and lots of eating! My favorite spot was called Hot Chocolate right outside of Chicago. If I would have lived in Chicago when I was young and single I imagine I would hang out in that area ;) We also ate at two restaurants that had been on the show Drivers, Diners and Dives. We took an architectural tour of Chicago that was great! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures because I was trying to entertain an 18 month old on a small boat for 90 minutes.

On the way home there was an accident and we sat on the interstate not moving for about an hour. I took this picture because it isn't too ofter you see your toddler hanging out on the interstate.

Brotherly Bonding (still sitting on the interstate)

Fun trip to Chicago!

1 comment:

  1. I have never been to Chicago. Randy has, but not me. I think I should probably go there someday!

    I love the pictures. They are very sweet.

    As a side note, I am going to Clubhaus tomorrow for the first time in a LONG time (since you were working there). I'm going for the Bodyflow class. I wish you were there teaching it, but I'll try to cope without you - easier said than done.