This past week we were in Texas, with the Sam Houston Chi Alpha, so thus the long absence from y’all. 😉
But I will write about that next time.
Right before we flew down to Texas, we were in Chicago. We were having a Sunday church service there, but we also have a dear family friend who lives in the city. We decided to arrive a day early and spend the Saturday with our friend. Actually, we planned this trip almost a year ago.
Our Saturday began with IHOP. Breakfast is a must, and where else than IHOP with two little boys who LOVE pancakes.
Much to the waitress’s surprise, the boys finished off their 2 pumpkin pancakes (two apiece, that is) all by themselves. It was no surprise to us, we know how much they love those things!
After breakfast, we headed to pick up our friend at her apartment. From there we went straight to the aquarium.
What a fabulous time we had at the aquarium! Beluga whales, penguins, jellyfish, and much much more. And the boys were fascinated by it all.
After eating lunch there, we left for our friend’s apartment, where we were going to attempt a nap with the boys.
While they were in their separate rooms, not sleeping, we chatted and looked at the view from her apartment. She lived right on Lake Michigan. Here is a picture we took from the roof.
After the unsuccessful nap time, we took the boys to a nearby park. It was good to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the sun.
The park led to a beach front, where we stopped to throw rocks for a bit, before heading back to the apartment.
At the apartment, the boys played with stacking blocks, cars, and we even sang!
“The wheels on the bus go round and round….”
Our dear friend treated us to a delicious meal of middle eastern take out. Yum! Thank you so much!
Then we headed “home” to our hotel and tucked the boys in for the night, reminiscing about our wonderful day spent in Chicago.