We had a ton of fun in Chicago and we were so happy to be able to see so many friends and take Maya to some places.
We got into Chicago Thursday afternoon after an uneventful trip, other than some bad traffic coming into the city from O'Hare. We got a couple of cool shots of the city from the airplane:
We met up with Aaron & Greer for dinner in Greektown, which hit the spot! Aaron made a great first impression by showing up with a stuffed dog, as well as Elmo and Zoe puppets!
Friday morning the three of us had breakfast together before Peter headed to work. Maya and I decided to stop by my old Crate & Barrel and see some friends, which was great. Afterwards, we headed to the Shedd Aquarium. It was a bit more crowded than I expected, but we saw a fun dolphin show. We also went to the viewing area below where dolphins swam right past Maya..she was a little startled. At the aquarium:
Friday afternoon Maya took a great nap, and then the three of us headed up to Evanston to see Carrie, Peter and Mikayla (Maya's first friend!). They had a lot of fun together...
Hugging it out:
Our friends Hugo & CJ were able to stop by to say hello for a little bit and Maya fell in love with Hugo instantly:
Saturday morning we met up with the Sterns. Maya is in love with Mike...she wanted him to carry her everywhere. She loved Amanda too..but Amanda was at a bit of a disadvantage because she is not a boy ;)
We went to Daddy's favorite place:
After lunch we headed back to the hotel room for a short nap and then went to meet up with Joanna, Alyse and Andrew at Navy Pier. We had a great time riding the Ferris Wheel, the Carousel and visiting the children's museum.
Riding the Thomas Train all by herself:
We followed up the fun day with some yummy Chicago pizza. Unfortunately Maya was feeling a bit under the weather, but she still ate plenty of pizza! She's an equal opportunity pizza eater.
We came back today..our trip was a bit rough (LONG cab ride to O'Hare, long flight, lots of rain, etc), but we're happy to be back home and happy to see Baba!
Check out all our Chicago pics here!