i went to indy with them last year and that was a blast, but chicago....well it's chicago ya know!
5:30 am was our school meeting time.
riley loved that i got to wake just her up early.
janey...not so much.
she wanted me to wake her up too so she could get in bed with daddy.
i told her good mommies don't wake their sleeping children up unless they absolutely have to.
she didn't like that answer one bit.
this is the note riley left on the island for her sissies.
we rode a school bus to indy.
the charter bus made this trip all the sweeter.
i only used my phone to take pictures.
i wanted to stare around in awe and snap a ton.
but having to keep your eyes on wandering 4th graders in the big city will scare that right outta ya!
our first stop was the museum of science and industry.
we have to visit this place again as a family.
amazing doesn't even begin to describe it.
we only had a short time here and a big chunk of it was unfortunately spent in the gift shop :)
and in line for the flight simulator...a must on every fourth graders list.:)
please visit this place with your family if you can.
wanna hear my crazy museum story??
i took my group to the restrooms and while i was washing my hands i see these 3 little ones i totally recognize waiting by the sink. you know that feeling when you are searching for the connection but you can't find it. you know these faces but they are totally in the "wrong place". then it hit me!!! my bloggy friend lauren! she steps out of the stall (sorry lauren) and i was like OH MY GOODNESS LAUREN!!! i had that momentary thought of what if she doesn't recognize me...but she did and we hugged and did the "this is crazy" thing! she is just as beautiful and sweet in person as i knew she would be and i so wished we had run into each other on a different day and time. i really wanted to chat.
so...moral of the story...visit the museum and don't forget to check out the bathrooms...you never know who you might meet.
our next stop was the buckingham fountain for lunch.
the weather was so gorgeous that day.
we ate, ran off steam and tried not to signal the birds.
are you humming the song from married with children??;)
we jumped on the bus for a drive down michigan avenue on our way to the architectural boat tour.
the tour was over an hour long and extremely interesting.
a lot of history about the chicago fire and how it changed the landscape of the river and brought about the chicago we know today.
my dad would have loved it.
next stop willis tower.
wow was all i could manage.
that and crazy!
the willis tower is over 1450 feet high with 110 stories.
tallest building in the western hemisphere.
(nicolle would this freak you out!?!?:))
the elevator was freaky fast.
but i guess it would have to be right?
we finally headed to the bus for our long rush hour drive home.
it was such a wonderful adventure packed day.
and i'm so thankful i got to be a part of it.
i cannot wait to get back to that city.
but next time with just us.:)
have a happy day,
1. a hubby who takes the day off so i can play
2. organized teachers
3. friends to chat with on the bus