We just spent three really really awesome days up in Chicago. I seriously love that city so much.
Thursday night we met up with my sister Kristin for dinner at one of our go-to restaurants, Wildfire. There are obviously a lot of places to get great steak in Chicago, but Wildfire has been a family favorite for years, so we try to go every time we’re up there.
On Friday, we spent a family day at the Shedd Aquarium. Kate looooooooved it. She was so into everything we saw.
I think her favorite animals were the dolphins and the beluga whales (I mean, who doesn’t love the belugas?). She kept asking for the dolphins to jump more during the show. I think she could have watched them for hours.
When we were getting ready to leave, we let her pick out one thing from the gift shop. Naturally, she chose a pink, sparkly dolphin with a bow on it’s head. And when we asked her what the dolphin should be called, she said “it’s a dolphin named Beluga!” I’m not sure if this maybe was in indication of some confusion on her part, or if she’s just that clever, but we of course went with it. And now Beluga is in her ever-growing lineup of must-have items in bed.
On Saturday, Jeff had to attend a conference, so Kate and I went up to the Lincoln Park Zoo to meet up with one of my very best friends, Lindsey (you may remember my post about her wedding from last summer). Here’s an embarrassing fact about Saturday: We spent the ENTIRE DAY with Lindsey, and this is the best picture I got of her.
Either way, we had a lot of fun walking around the zoo and being with Lindsey. Kate’s favorite animals here: the monkeys and the cows.
Oh, and the carousel. That was a HUGE hit, and well worth the seven bucks for the three of us to ride.
All-in-all, a pretty perfect weekend.