Last week, Josh and I took Brendan and Tori to the great city of Chicago for a couple days. We went to the Shedd Aquarium, ESPN Zone, American Girl Place and the Lego store. The kids decided Chicago was a pretty awesome place. :)
It rained the first night, which put a damper on my plans of walking around downtown but when we walked into ESPN Zone, some guy came up and gave us a card that was good for unlimited play for an hour on all the games! He couldn't use it because he was chaperoning a large group of kids. It was such a blessing for us. We played all kinds of games for an hour and then had dinner there. We walked back to our hotel and enjoyed our spacious, upgraded suite.
On Wednesday, we headed to the American Girl Place first and Tori had her doll's hair done and picked out a new outfit for her. She loved looking at all the neat things for sale there. Then we went to the Lego store and checked out all the neat Lego sculptures. For some reason, Brendan declined to have his picture taken.
We went to the Hershey store and also walked down to the Sears tower but decided to not ride up after finding out there was zero visibility.
All in all, it was a great trip and we all decided Chicago is a place we want to visit again. Rachel and Owen stayed with my parents and had a wonderful time. We decided a 4-hour trip coupled with no naps and lots of running around wouldn't be something they would enjoy right now and would therefore make it harder for us to enjoy. I look forward to taking them someday soon!