Saturday, July 03, 2010


Today we headed downtown to Millenium Park! We go here each summer. It's a great time going by train, packing a lunch, and seeing the sights. (Very cheap too! Used to be a $5 ticket for the train for me, kids ride free, but they did up it to $7, still... cheap day out!)

Davids thought the "big bean" was cool, and I was digging the painter painting the scene!

They have a family tent set up in the summer with lots of great free activities...

Little did we know we had an origami/paper folding whizz on our hands! Davids made this boat, and then continued making he and Braeden these awesome paper airplanes (I guess you'd call them airplanes, but they were awesome!). They entertained the two of them the whole way home on the train!

We listened to some of the free noontime concert. Didn't know the guy, but it was not inappropriate and very techno sounding which meant the boys loved it and were "getting their groove on"!!! :)

(Braeden thinks he's a breakdancer!)

I think Olivia liked it too, but she and mom were a little hot in the sun!

Of course the biggest hit is always the two huge fountains. They are just so cool!!!

And a tired little boy on the train ride home...

Until tomorrow's post, Happy early Fourth of July!!!!!


Eve said...

Seems like you guys had a great time. Happy 4th to you as well!!

Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog via Eve,s House. Everyone looked happy, it must have been a great day.


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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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