Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
There was a small corn maze to run through, and these silly picture op pumpkins. The hay rides started the weekend after we went, but we are planning on going back again for more apples next month.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Our back to school week began with picking out new glasses, even D got glasses this year. Since we were already at the mall, we stopped off to get Amish made Ben's pretzels. These are our all time favorites!!!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Both L and D are super into comics, superheros, video games, and sci-fi these days, so Adam decided they were finally old enough to head to the Chicago Comic Con! Luckily kids 12 and under get in free, so it was only $100 for us to get in. We NEEDED to dress up as well, so Adam got to work creating his and both kids costumes. Mine was super easy, I bought it from Hot Topic. D went as the Black Widow ("because she has red hair and shoots a gun"), L went as Han Solo, Adam went as the original Flash, and I was the Doctor's Tardis (my light on top even flashed).
On the "red carpet"
And there is John Barrowman, otherwise known as Captain Jack Harkness!!!
And this is what I brought home from our trip. As of right now, all but the dalek is on the car.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
School starts on a Wednesday here, so I thought that last Monday before it started, why not take a mini road trip. I didn't tell the kids where we were going, loaded up the car, and took off. Our first stop was Lincoln Park Zoo. We went once before, but didn't get to see the entire zoo. The kids were so excited. We ended up timing it perfectly and got there shortly after they opened. We spent 5 hours there!!!! I was not thinking we would spend that much time, but we saw every single thing there was to see. From there we made a stop at Trader Joe's to stock up on fun snacks for the school year. The kids beg and plead with me to take them there. Not many kids do that at a grocery store, but at this one they get to look for a hidden stuffed animal and then the cashier rewards them with natural suckers and this time, smelly stickers!
From there we had Al's #1 beef sandwiches for dinner, and then off to Ikea. I know, I know, "you take your kids with to Ikea?????" They know that I head up there with my girlfriends often and to them it is a magical land. By the time we got there they were exhausted, so we didn't spend much time. Just long enough to pick up a few things from our list, grab a drink and frozen yogurt cone, and then it was time to head for home.
We got there at the perfect time to see how they train and work with the seals. It was tons of fun to see, and we had front row seats!!!