Last weekend the boys and I stayed at a hotel in Chicago. The boys loved it, especially swimming in the hotel pool and enjoying the view from our room of the trains arriving and departing at the State and Lake L station. They also liked seeing sports team logos they recognized.
We took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather (temps in the 60s!) and went to the Lincoln Park Zoo for “Zoo Lights” to see the zoo all decorated for Christmas. The boys liked watching ice carving, meeting Rudolf, staring at all the lights, and playing with a flashing light stick they had received for free at one of the exhibits.
Last weekend we also went with Aunt Michele (aka “Aunt Shelf”) and cousin Griffin to see the interactive play “Three Little Kittens.” The boys had a great time! They were given magnifying glasses to look for clues and silly mustaches to disguise themselves. Once the mittens were found, the boys helped the kittens wash them (that was Danny’s favorite part he said). They enjoyed the rat who stole the mittens. Patrick’s favorite part was the girl kitten’s sad exclamations of “No pie!” when she feared her mom wouldn’t give her any pie if her mittens had been lost. The play was very cute and the boys loved it. Thanks, Aunt Shelf, for a fun outing!
We visited the train exhibit and were surprised to see Santa and a woman the boys referred to as “Santa’s girlfriend” greeting visitors and passing out treats to children. The boys were very excited!
We had a great time in the city! We went out for a delicious Italian dinner on Taylor Street on Saturday night. The boys were pretty well behaved all weekend. They loved traveling in taxis and taking the train back and forth between my parent’s house and the city. We ended up leaving the city earlier on Sunday than we had planned after Danny threw up a few times that morning. Thankfully, after a three-hour nap that afternoon, he felt better! Patrick experienced similar ailments a few days later. Fun times!