Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


June 15: Our day in Chicago!

It was a gorgeous day and so we took the kids downtown to the Field Museum for the exhibit on Mermaids (perfect for Vivi) and Dragons (that Tonito liked to roar at). They were really, really good at the museum and then we let them play in the children's section downstairs for almost an hour. They have a cute little area of fake corn stalks and the kids can pick the corn and then bring it into an adobe little house and pretend to grind it, etc. Tonito does really well playing with other kids- he will jump into any activity and have a blast at it.
Here are some pictures of us by Lake Michigan, our trip on the water taxi from the museums to Navy Pier, and then the beautiful Chicago skyline.

Once we got to Navy Pier we had to ride on the big ferris wheel (invented for the Chicago World Fair in 1893:) and then of course the merry-go-round.

After riding many, many rides on the horses (zebras, giraffes, fish) we walked around in Navy Pier and found a singing magician guy who was performing for the little kids. He called up all 3, 4, and 5 year olds to the stage, and Tonito marched right up there with the kids and tried to do what the guy said. Vivi went up too, but she is a little more shy in front of crowds, so she stood in the back VERY embarrassed:). We were so proud of both of them.

1 comment:

Sallymander said...

i just love love love chicago in the summertime. bob and i are addicted to going to the free millenium park summer classical music concerts on saturday nights. people bring blankets or chairs for the lawn and have a picnic. it's great to relax on a blanket, eat and drink wine, listen to the music, and look at the chicago skyline. some people bring kids. hey, that children's museum looks pretty cool...i'll have to bring little ben there! :) sally