The next day we went cosmic mini golfing. We had never been mini golfing as a family before and it was quite the experience...let's just say that next time we do this we will not be using score cards...
Then we took the kids to Build A Bear. Ben and Abbey had been before - their respective Godmothers had each taken them when they turned 3 and 4 respectively, but I had actually never been and Juliette hadn't been either and it is quite a place! Here is Ben putting the heart into his bear (or actually, his monkey).
All 3 kids (and parents) enjoyed the experience. Ben's monkey (Darth Munk) had a Darth Vader outfit, Abbey's bear (Heart) had a pink tutu dress with heels and Juliette's princess bear (Princess Hello Kitty) had a Tinkerbell dress with heels as well.
Our suite was pretty awesome - 2 bedrooms and a common room with a kitchen...perfect for family movie night after a fun day! If you look closely, you can see each kid holding their new bear.
The next day we went to a water park in Schaumburg, which was actually amazing. It is part of their park district and definitely perfect for our kids. Look at this water play structure!
The next day we took Ben's friend Aiden downtown with us. We set out to go to the aquarium, but when we got there, the line was outside and extremely long. Luckily, we were right at the entrance to the Field Museum when we saw the aquarium line and decided to make a quick change of plans...Field Museum had no line! We had a good time at the Field Museum - it had been a few years since we had been there and the kids enjoyed it.
We learned about how hard it was to move one of the blocks used to built the pyramids...look at all of us trying to move it!