Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Break - 2011

So I'm not sure how it's been so long since I've blogged, but here we go. We recently spent a few days in Chicago for our Spring Break. Last year we went to Disney World and this year we wanted to stick a bit closer to home. We decided on Chicago! We've never been there with the kids and really wanted to go to the Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd Aquarium. We had a blast. The above picture was taken by Nathan out of our hotel window. We had a great view of the Chicago River and the city.
Our first day in the city we decided to explore. Here's a picture of the bean at Millennium Park. It was fun to see so many people in the park and enjoying the beautiful day. We spent a couple of hours here. We walked around the paths and let the kids run around.

Miss Maddie patiently waiting for the aquatic show at the Shedd Aquarium. I think in this picture she's showing us how the dolphins jump. Maddie loves animals and gets so excited to make the sounds of each animal. Our favorite is the elephant sound!
Nathan took a lot of great pictures of the dolphins, whales and sea lion. Jack had show and tell the second day back from spring break so it was nice that he was able to take some pictures of our trip in and show his friends.
Here's Jack looking through a periscope. He was so interested in the history of this submarine. He asked so many questions and was really trying to soak it all in. We spent a lot of time at this exhibit in the museum.
CUTEST PICTURE EVER! I love this picture of my Jack. He was so excited to get a turn to stand in here and take a picture.
Maddie wasn't as excited as Jack. I don't think she understood the concept :)

On our trip to Chicago we decided to do public transportation. It was great and I highly recommend it. We were a little nervous to take our luggage and big stroller on the L but all was good. We're weren't in the way like we thought we would be. We took the city bus to our destinations in the city and that was great too. Nobody had an issue with our big stroller and there were lots of other families with kids too. It sure beat dealing with the traffic and trying to navigate the city.

We're already talking about our next trip to Chicago.

We ended our little vacation with a visit with friends and family in Milwaukee.

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