Sunday, June 22, 2008

Day 5 Chicago

A Day at Dave & Busters with Tim, Amie, & Lucas
Amie (redru2005 from and I met each other during our adoptions of Kemry and Lucas. We actually got out of PGN on the same day! Lucas is a DOLL baby and Amie is wonderful! Thanks, guys, for meeting up with us!

Kemry agrees with me

She quickly decided she really liked Lucas' daddy too!

The games were a BLAST too!

They scored some LOOT!
Still floating from the sugar rush they got from all the candy they got at the ticket redemption counter

The Museum of Science & Industry
This place was VERY neat! We are a bigtime science-minded family, so we were in heaven here. It was a bit crowded (because we didn't realize before we went that it was a FREE day).

My pictures turned out horrible because so much of it was dark and flash wasn't allowed.

This was, by far, our favorite part of the muesum. The DNA division - TOTALLY our thing! Ok MY thing, but my kids really enjoyed it too. lol We saw cloned mice, potato bugs, & frogs. The kids got to do DNA demonstrations. The kids really enjoyed the baby chick hatchery where baby chicks were hatching all the time.
I totally live with a bunch of clowns! :)
This was another neat exhibit. The kids love the Eye-Spy books and the museum had eye spy ROOMs. We stayed there a long time because we couldn't move on until they found everything in every room. lol

This was really neat too although i couldn't get a good pic of it. It was a projection screen with colorful bubbles on it. Your shadow could move and manipulate the bubbles, even mix the colors of them. The kids had to practically fight to get up there, but once they did, they loved it!
SPACE! Kollin really enjoyed the space exhibit! Karly was pouty at this exhibit.
We cannot even tell you guys what a BLAST we had in Chicago! We just expected to go and hang out for a few days while John was there on business, but it turned into one of the best "vacations" we have ever had. I'm worried now that the beach later this summer is going to bore my kids to death after they experienced Chicago. :)

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Ruthanne said...

FUN!!! It looks like you guys had a BLAST!!!
I'm so glad you had fun while you were here!!!

Hannah said...

It looks like you had so much fun. We love Chicago in the summer, we went last year during free week (at the museums) and it was great! The pictures of Navy Pier at night were awesome. It made me want to drive straight there!! We loved the museum of Science and Industry, did you see the sub? We had to spend most of the day in the sub. My son is obsessed.

Glad you had such a fun trip, have a safe journey home.


Kerri said...

Looks like you had a great vacation. I'm just a little jealous of the other Guate families that got to come play with you. ;0)
Kerri and Ruby

samantha- mama to julian said...

wow, looks like so much fun! i'm with kerri, jealous here. :)

maybe we should all meet next summer for a reunion vacation?

Faithful Froggers said...

Those pictures are all so FUN! Looks like you are having a wonderful vacation. I never realized there was so much to do in Chicago! :)

Heidi said...

I am really going to have to go to Chicago someday! Looks like you had such a blast!!!! I love the pics of your family.

Dewey & Stacey said...

Wow what an unfogetable trip you are having!! I love the museum pics, what amazing experiences for the kids. I'm sure they will be talking about this trip for years to come.
Have a great week

Kathy said...

It looks like a terrific vacation. I too didn't know Chicago had so much to do. Glad you guys had fun.

Becca said...

What fun! I've had as much fun watching your vacation as you had living it!

Peace and Hugs,


what an amazing trip you are having and so many memories you are making ... i am so sorry i haven't checked in before now ... super crazy here in TN w/our newest toddler home last Nov. ... She is trying to run the house and we are fighting over control ... hee hee ...

Enjoy the rest of your trip !!!

Kris and Mindy said...

Wow does it EVER look like you guys had a fun time! I love all the pictures!!!!!! Hope you had a wondeful 4th of July today too!

Steve & Amy said...

Catching up on the blogs. WOW what a trip! It looks like everyone had such a great time! I want to book a trip the Chicago now too:) I'm roud that you sruvived the drive there too:) You get gold stars for that one:) GREAT pictures! So where is the next trip going to take you???:)

Hope you had a happy holiday!