Sunday, October 18, 2015

Chicago- millennium park & Picasso

Today we took the bus to Daley Square to check out Picasso's dragon

And a special street

Then we headed to Millenium park. 

We played at Maggie Daley park. It was super fun. There were a lot of people and it was just me with the three kids. I wouldve stayed longer but i was worried about loaig the kids (and you know how casual i am about watching my children...

Then we walked along the riverwalk  we swam in the hotel pool. Then we... Idk... we havent done it yet! The night is young! 

Chicago- James and Shedd

IWe met up with Uncle James at the Shedd Aquarium. 

It was fun! 

Clark saw a piranah. He is learning about them in his reading group at school. 

Look. Its a clarks clownfish. Specifically, the black and white striped one on the far right. 

We found a Penguin playground and the kids even discovered costumes! 

And we fiund a submarine. Clark got to control a robotic arm. 

And Gianna was enchanted with the fish. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Chicago- Day 1

On our first day in Chicago, the kids and i set out to find food. We couldnt find a decent breakfast so we just had gluten-free cupcakes from Trader Joes. I have no regrets. Overall we walked 3-4 miles and they had the energy for it anddidn't  complain. These children are awesome! 

We walked the Magnificent Mile. We saw the John Hancock building up close. We also saw the old Watertower. Iris loves that it looked like a castle. Clark said he liked the Culture of Chicago. Weve been talking about the difference between old and new buildings. Old ones are fancy, and new ones boring and square. 

We checked out the retail at Water Tower Plaza mall. The Lego Store 

They had an American Girl with my look, designed by a "Veronica" 

Clark finally got to spend his commission. Each week, he earns $1 by doing work around the home. He saved up his money, and after tithing and saving 10% each, he had almost $10. He was very excited to pick out a special treat at Hershey's Chocolate World!  Im very proud of him for being so patient and deferring gratification for ao long! 
Both kids said "chocolate is my middle name" 

Gianna's Baptism

Gianna was baptized August 8th.  Her God parents were Dave and Mary Singleton.  Grandma was able to fly up for it, she was the lector, and she sang part of the reading ,"SHEMA, ISRAEL!" which means listen!  Annie Schaffner was our lovely cantor for the litany of saints, it's, and the song "come to the water" which has been sung at all of the baptism of our children.  Fr. Agustin Lopez was our priest, and Deacon Frank Salatto also came. The deacon baptized Clark and Iris.