I ♥ Chicago

We’re back! and we had such a great time in the windy city (and yes it was windy and cold). There are so many great activities (even for little ones) we had no problem keeping busy.  Here are just some highlights.

The Shedd aquarium was by far my favorite activity (and i think it was Simon’s too). It’s the largest all indoor aquarium in the world and it is impressive. We walked through an amazon rain forest,  saw Sharks, belugas (including a baby one), penguins, sea turtles, dolphins, and countless other critters.  After this day Simon sang “Baby beluga” endlessly!

Simon watching a dolphin

A stingray and a shark!

getting some famous deep dish pizza at Geno’s East.

witting on the walls is encouraged at this restaurant.

Sue, the largest most complete T-Rex fossil in existence. Simon walked around yelling “T-Rex ROAR”  after seeing Sue.

the sky deck ledge at the top of the Willis (formally Sears tower).

Digging for dinosaur fossils at the Chicago children’s

watching baby chicks hatch at the Museum of Science and Industry.

playing with water at the MSI toddler area.

playing in the hotel swimming pool – a favorite activity!

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  1. oh wow, i love the deck shot! and I didn’t know Sue was in chicago! ty and i read stories about her when he was a little boy and he was totally fascinated!

  2. next time totally email me before you come! I would love to see you guys!! I will be home-schooling this coming fall, so if you come again, I can be more flexible with school! tara