Sunday, October 12, 2008

A weekend in Chicago

Oh, what 2 days away can do.


I got to go away with my best friend, Farmboy, for 2 days!!!


Thank you, thank you, thank you, mom and dad, for watching the kids for us so we could spend some time as, well, just a couple.


And all the kids did fabulously. The twins have adjusted very well, and we thought they were ready. But you can never tell, for sure. Yea, they were thrilled to have grandma and grandpa spoil them to dinners out, games, extra snacks....


In an effort to bore you to tears, and stop yapping about adoption for a minute, I am sharing some of our trip.

We took the commuter train into town. LOVE doing it this way, since there is no stress with parking and traffic downtown. Farmboy is waiting for the train and he has a satisfied smile on his face, since we stopped at our favorite restaurant -- Taco Bell (not really, but it ranks up there in junk food fare) before we got on the train.






Another FAVE spot. We LOVE Ghirardelli, even though the samples this week were chocolate/peanut butter squares. Let Reeses stick with that, and give me a pure piece of chocolate any day. The sundae made from their yummy chocolate is scrumptious, though.







Farmboy and I were made for each other, really. Here we were, staying on the Magnificent Mile, and neither of us wanted to shop. The extent of our shopping was the Hersheys store. So much for spurring on the economy. Instead, we hiked along the lake shore and strolled around Navy Pier. Our kind of day in Chicago.







I am NOT a sports fan, but it sure was fun visiting this stadium. Man, the Cubbies fans are loyal. You should have seen the neighborhood surrounding the stadium. Maybe one of these years, they will finally get theirs.







The Broadway musical, Wicked. Go see it! I almost didn't go because of the name, me being a good Christian girl and needing to shun anything "wicked". But this is all about the REAL wicked witch of the Wizard of Oz, and she IS NOT wicked. Misunderstood. Now, that rascal wizard, well.... If you do go, get the CD of the music first. I enjoyed it SO much, knowing the songs ahead of time. Farmboy can vouch for me, I was a super geek at the show, giddy over the whole thing. I guess I haven't gotten out much lately.

Of course, we take countless "out of towner" pic's while walking the busy streets. Maybe we should have worn an orange triangle on our backs or something.


And upon returning home, the only pressing thing we have to get to is getting Zgirl's glasses fixed. Apparently, they just broke on their own, with no one even touching them. Weird.



15 comments:

Amber said...

Good for you, I'm glad you got out and had some time together.

Holli said...

We LOVE Wicked!! and like you almost didn't go cuz of the name.... glad you had a great time!

coffeemom said...

Oh so so glad you got a weekend away!!! What a concept!!! And it looked wonderful and so fun to see the pics. Man, only a wee bit jealous.......Good for you!

The Albertsons said...

I am so, so jealous. Not ashamed to admit it. I have such a black heart. ENVY! But I'm so glad you got away... and to my FAVORITE place! Z and I wouldn't have shopped, either :).
love
becca

The Roberts Family said...

Love this post!!! Thrilled to hear you guys got some time together. :) ~Shelly

Apryl said...

As you were commenting about my "walk by faith", I was catching up with yours. I'm very excited for you guys as you adopt a sixth child (wow). AND I'm coveting your weekend in Chicago--we used up all the grandparents for our lovely hospital retreat last week. Shucks.
apryl

Jen said...

We went to Chicago this summer (my first time). I was ready to move there. I loved it.

It looks like you guys had a peaceful and relaxing weekend. So happy for you. (I loved Wicked, too.:)

kikstra said...

How awesome, I love Chicago, and loved Wicked, and I'm trying to scheme a way for us to sneak off there- we went with the kids early this summer, but ahhhh, to go without a stroller, pack & play, and without hearing "I'm tired of walking, let's go back to the hotel pool"- glad you guys had the getaway!

Mindy said...

Sounds like you both had a great time! What a good idea to get away for just a few days...you guys are parents of the year in my book, so a break seemed well deserved. :)

coffeemom said...

Buttercup, don't shoot me, but I tagged you. Go see on my blog if you want to participate.....love M

Lori S said...

That looks like fun! It is so good to get away occasionally! My husband and I are planning a get away to Ethiopia! (O: Hopefully soon!

Holly said...

How nice to get away for a weekend. I need me one of those! I would love to see Wicked... I'm a huge broadway fan... dh not so much. ;)

Nnenne said...

Oh! Sound like so much fun. As for Wicked, I would no doubt be a bigger geek than you. I have not gotten to see it yet, but I know the soundtrack by heart. :)

sparkz said...

Thats great! I am glad you got to spend some time together JUST the two of you. I know those days are soon going to be a rare treasure for my husband and I! I am glad you had fun!

Christine said...

I'm glad you had a good time. Once my process is complete, we'll be making our home in Chicago.