Brace yourself for a play by play commentary of our most recent trip to Chicago... you've been warned.
First, I present to you the many stages of Bennett's travel.
The next morning we headed out for some city breakfast at SIP Southport and Irving Restaurant. It was heaven on a plate. The children behaved like angels as you will see evidenced in the following pictures. But seriously, considering they typically dine at McDonald's and Chipotle, I was pretty proud of their brunch behavior.
Later that day we ignored the weather forecast and hit up the beach. The water was freezing but that didn't stop the Jaeger children from frolicking by and in the sea. After about 30 minutes of water time, they were starving for a hot dog and ready for a towel swaddle.
Tweet as our next breakfast adventure. This place was my favorite. When we sat down they brought baskets of toys for the kids, served them complimentary bananas and breakfast cake immediately and their menu had us really torn on what to order because it all sounded dreamy. Chris settled on the biscuits and gravy which were the best I have ever tasted. I picked the chilaquiles- so much food, so tasty.
That night, Adam took us to a White Sox game. The game didn't start until 7 and I wondered how the kids would do that late. Bennett could have stayed the whole game he was enjoying his time in the rain, snacking on peanuts and nachos and singing along with the jumbo tron. Lakin, was a little irritated by the rain and ready to get in her bed and go to sleep. When it started to down pour in the 7th inning we cut our loses and started the trek home. I'm sure we looked like a bunch of drowned rats when we finally made it home. Chris and I end up carrying both children the entire walk from the El station while balancing an umbrella.
Tuesday Mary Kate hit the town with us and we began our journey at a little Spanish bakery near the Osborne's house. We were not sure what we picked, but it all was delicious. We enjoyed our breakfast of champions in Millennium Park while listening to the orchestra practice in the amphitheater.
What trip would be complete without an attempt at a family photo. We thought the end of Navy Pier would make an idyllic backdrop for a sweet snapshot of the four of us. The children were not having it.
We returned from Chicago Wednesday night and were so thankful for such a fun getaway as a family and time spent with our dear friends in Chicago. Thanks Adam and Mary Kate. We may have stolen a Rubik's cube from your home. We promise to return it to you someday soon.