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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

snapshots from our weekend

We started the weekend at a farewell get-together for the V Family. Now that the kids are all bigger, it was impossible to get them into one shot. Can you see B standing in the background?

Then we headed to Chicago for what we think will be one final weekend there before it starts to get cold. We started out at the Museum of Science and Industry. We didn't know that it closes at 4p and we left after Roan's nap so we only spent one hour there. It was a quick tour.

This museum is by far my favorite of the museums in Chicagoland. Of course, I am a major nerd so take it with a grain of salt.

No...Roan is not in a real plane. He's sitting in the replica.

He had only a few minutes in every play area. This one was a crane, but he got impatient with the crane because he couldn't control it well so he got out and started moving the blocks with his hands.

Then we headed to Chinatown for the "Moon Festival". Roan was cranky and in complete terrible 2 mode so our visit was shortlived. We attempted to eat at the Phoenix and I had a warddrobe malfunction on the air balloon slide.

Then we headed to the Magnificient Mile to settle down in our bargain suite. We walked all of the way from Water Tower Place to the historic Mickey D's near the Hardrock Cafe. Roan loved being out at night amongst all of the people. Above is the view from the top of our hotel.

The next morning, we headed to the Lincoln Park Zoo...our first time. It's a nice zoo...much different from Brookfield though.

My guys...

There was this amazing jungle gym, which we later discovered was for ages 4-8, but Roan was determined to conquer it. I watched with my fingernails in my mouth as his little body climbed up the contraption. He was the tiniest one. We had to pull him out of there after about 40 minutes.

As Roan napped in the parking garage, I had to pee so I went out while Choua stayed with Roan. They were filming a TV pilot called, Family Practice, there. I know the pix is overexposed, but it was the best picture of the main actresses face that I got. I don't know who she is, but she seemed familiar to me. Does anyone recognize her?

Finally, Roan's favorite place. He kept running from one side to the other, but never close enough to the actual fountain to get dumped on. The couple next to me, kept laughing at him and they eventually realized that I was the little boy's mom so they told me that they thought he was just so cool. He had the best time!


pakou said...

that last one is too cute. i like how you captured the reflection. I've only been to Chicago once and would love to visit again -- it seems like such a fun city!

pinkpeony said...

love the post! Glad you guys had a great weekend! What's new?

Shoua said...

Fun photos. Looks like Roan had a great weekend! Was it hot out? If it was, I would have dunked my head into the fountain as well. :) I love Chicago...haven't been there in a few years though.

I have no idea who that actress is...doesn't look familiar. But how cool to see!