The weekend before the kids started school we decided to do a quick trip to Chicago. It's three hours, sometimes less, from our hourse and yet we had never taken the kiddos. So let's change that...the weekend before school starts. Okay not as ideal but we did deal. We even dealt with a closed highway on our way there, instead of I65 for part of the way we were on one lane farm roads. We saw lots of corn. When we (finally) arrived in Chicago G&G A were there waiting for us and Uncle Lance too! Yay! It's so nice to have all hands oin deck, especially with three little kids in a big city.
The main purpose of this trip was Shedd Aquarium. The kids love the fish, dolphins and sharks at our zoo so we knew they would love Shedd. They did! It's a great place to spend the day. We saw octupus, giant disgusting catfish, penguins, beluga whales, sharks etc etc etc
The kids absolutely LOVED the 4D movie, Ice Age. I wish I had a pic of them in the 3D glasses laughing hysterically at the characters on screen. Claire stopped laughing though when one character sneezed and "snot" came flying at her. "Ewwwww that's disgusting, cover your mouth!"
The only let down was the dolphin show...not comfy seats and pretty darn boring if you ask me. Maybe I expected it to be too circusy?
Here are some pics of the day...not much more happened after that. The kids ran around the hotel and took hours and hours to fall asleep. I was afraid we were going to get kicked out when grandpa was pushing the girls down the hall in an office chair while they giggled and laughed. Sorry neighbors!
Grandma with kids in front of man hugging whale? statue...
(no flash photography allowed in the Shedd)