Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Day in Chicago

This past weekend, Morgan and I started off summer the right way with a family vacation to Chicago. It's becoming a tradition for us, and we are already looking forward to going back next year.

Last year when we went, we broke things up into a bunch of smaller trips. This year, we just straight there and back -- and Henry did great. He was a total rock star in the car and was really happy for the most part on the trip. 

We did try traveling at night down there which ended up being a huge fail. Henry slept for two hours {7:00-9:00 p.m.} but then was awake, but happy, until we arrived at our hotel at 12:30 a.m. The next day, he was so tired and cranky but slept in the stroller so we were still able to enjoy most the day. 

Here's what we did in Chicago: 

Day 1: Pack up and drive to Chicago

Day 2:  Took the train into the city, Shed Aquarium, John Hancock Building and hanging with my bestie CJ







Day 3: Kohls Children's Museum, swimming at the hotel with some "Internet" friends





Day 4: Lincoln Park Zoo with "Internet" friends {complete with baby hand holding}, dinner and swimming with  CJ





Day 5: Pack up and drive home

It was one of those perfect trips that I wish I  could just recreate over and over. Henry had so much fun seeing friends he normally only sees on an iPhone, and totally loved the city. Now, I'm utterly exhausted and so in love with my little family. 

See more of our trip pictures on Instagram, and follow me while you are there!

6 comments:

  1. The picture of him sitting on a turtle!!

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    1. Right! I told him to smile, and that's what he did! I died, right there.

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  2. I saw the zoo pictures on The Maiden Metallurgist blog and I knew that had to be Henry! I'm glad it was such a good trip and you got some great pictures!

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    1. Yes! The Hen's met! We love those guys! And the hand holding was beyond adorable!

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  3. Idea for next year: drive to Chicago, pick up CJ! Then come to Texas!!

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  4. It looks like you had a great time! The pictures turned out great! The city pics makes me especially excited for BlogHer in a couple months!

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