Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chicago Day 2!

We started out heading to the zoo as it was lightly raining out but was to clear up
around noon. It worked out great as the zoo wasn't too busy and the boys were able to
get right up close to see all the animals.

Here is a photo right out of the Mary Poppins movie! how classic!! They had more fun
with the umbrellas!

Here is some poses next to some of the beautiful animals we saw that day! Only took us about 4 hours for the whole thing and the kids loved it!

This is the start of craziness that is Navy Pier. By noon it had cleared up but was cool by the lake. The entire upstairs portion of the pier is made just for kids! They went on the carousel ride a few times of course, then we just had to play a round of mini golf. Then we talked them into going on the ferris wheel.

Thomas the train choo-choo ride!

Here is a view from almost the top of the ferris wheel. What an amazing view from up there. Anyone who goes to Navy Pier, must take a ride on this! If we didn't have the kiddos, I think night time would be great to see as well!

Night time view from the end of the pier looking on the city skyline! what a site!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Chicago, day 1!

What a city! There is so much to see in chicago! We started out going to Shedd Aquarium and figured we would walk the waterfront to either Grant Park or Millenium Park. It was a beautiful day so we figured we better take advantage of the outdoors! Blues Festival was going on in Grant Park as well so it was extremely busy all over. Great view though walking along the water that goes on forever as Grant would say!

The fam in front of Buckingham Fountain!

The Bean, the boys thought this was so cool that they could see themselves in this huge giant circle thing in the middle of a park!

Here is the Dolphin show at Shedd Aquarium. The boys absolutely loved this show and seeing all the different animals they had in the water do different tricks! I think every time one jumped out of the water, Dylan would say "ooo" did you see that one there they go again...

Boys waiting for the show to begin!

Wicsonsin Cheese, Here I come!

Well we decided it was time for a family vacation. No, we didn't take the easy way and fly, we decided to pack up "Big Red" and head out for a week of relaxation! The boys were ready to go as soon as we mentioned Water Park!!

Grant loved this part of the water park. it was only about 2 feet deep and had kid slides that he could go down without his parents! he thought that was great!! They even had smaller ones that Dylan enjoyed going down as well!

Mt Olympus Theme park has so much stuff for kids to do it was hard to decide what to do first! The boys decided they wanted to try a few rides first so they did the plane ride and then took a train ride. Next they decided they wanted to try the go karts, well needless to say that was their favorite!! But then Grant decided it was time to try the roller coaster! I was schocked! But up the stairs he went, got in the seat and loved every minute of it!

Dylan and Grant now want to go Mini Golfing every day!! They did great and enjoyed being out there on the course that they can hit balls into the hole in less than 7 swings! I think that goes for mom too!