Thursday, July 21, 2011

Addy & Lilly take Chicago

Conversation last Spring

Me: "So Abby & Dave's wedding will be in the middle of July in Chicago, should we take the girls?"

Jeremy: "To the wedding?"

Me: "Oh, god, no, to Chicago, you know, go up early with them to see the sights: Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, Bloomingdales..."

Jeremy: "Yea, that sounds like fun, but a lot of work...I'll go if my mom will go."

So the asks began. Jody agreed to travel to Chicago with us, be our extra set of eyes for 3 days and even entertained the girls while we went out for and adult dinner with some of our favorite Chicago residents. (Chicago Mission: Part 1 accomplished). Then I needed my mom to meet me 1/2 way home to keep the girls from Friday through Sunday while we attended the wedding and all the festivities that went with that. She agreed. (Chicago Mission: Part 2 accomplished).

Have I mentioned before on this blog how good we have it?

It was awesome to see the city life through their eyes. They loved the experience and are at a perfect age to really begin traveling with them. We hit the highlights and pictures below prove we didn't stop! When asked what their favorite part of the trip was, Addy said without hesitation the aquarium.

Lilly's response? Her first taxi ride.

. Road trips are better with grandma!

Talking football with Dad as they walk outside Soldier Field

Quick stop at a park that looked too fun to just walk by!

Outside of Shedd Aquarium

Dora & Diego in 4D at Shedd--maybe one of the coolest shows I've ever seen!

Walking lakeside

Off to Navy Pier & the Children's Museum (LOVED)

First taxi ride

Checking out North Beach

After the switch-er-oo, we headed back to Chicago for adult fun while the girls checked out Fair Oaks Farms with Grandma Linda (also LOVED)

Addy takes her turn!

A pit-stop outside of HARPO studios

Wedding fun!

The Ash family--so lucky to share this event with some of our favorite people!

Not sure if it's been mentioned, but my beloved Nikon D90 is in the shop for diagnostics...outlook isn't looking good, so most of these photos were taken with my mom's point & shoot. For BEAUTIFUL pics of the actual wedding, taken by another guest visit here!


Jillian said...

So glad to be part of Chicago Mission: Part 1! We had a great time at dinner.

LOVE your dress and the picture of you two at the wedding. Glad the trip was a success, you'll have to do it every year!

Catherine said...

Aimee & Jeremy - you guys look great:) I cannot believe Addy & Lilly are almost 4 - they look so grown-up:) I'm glad you guys had such a great trip.