Sunday, April 21, 2013


For spring break this year, we took a little "staycation"...or a trip to LA (local access)! We booked a hotel in Schaumburg and stayed for a few days. It was a lot of fun.  The first thing we did when we checked into our suite was hit up the hotel pool.  Juliette was thrilled that there was a "hot pool" that she could play in as well.

Abbey was a fish in water with her floatie on.

Mommy also enjoyed the hot pool :)

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...

Abbey was the only one who actually enjoyed herself, even if her swing might need a little work...

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).

Juliette picked this princess bear.

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!

And it had a small lazy river that the kids really enjoyed as well.

The kids had so much fun that this little one was quite tuckered out at the end of the afternoon!

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 got to see ancient mummies.

They were very interesting...

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!

Cutie pie.

Of course we stopped to say hello to Sue.

And we checked out the traffic below from the second story window.

The girls liked the dinosaur exhibit.

It was a very fun day!
Posted by Picasa

No comments: