Last week, Francesca and I took Ethan and Lucia to Chicago so we could babysit Chiara and James' children while they
partied attended a work conference.
We stayed in a hotel in the Merchandise Mart- it had a great view of the river. Here is Ethan, Norah, Lucia, and Luca on the night we arrived (Susannah was sleeping). The cousins were pretty excited to see each other!
Francesca and I decided to take the kids to Navy Pier- it was a bit of a hike from the hotel, but the kids did great (Norah did break down once on the way to Navy Pier stating "I don't like Chicago downtown!") Promises of swimming in the hotel pool got them through the return walk!
We did not see a "Do Not Touch" sign! A bunch of canoes stringed together is just too tempting- kids have to bang on them!
End of the Pier with Chicago in the back- what a lovely city!
Ice cream makes everything better!
"I ee oa!" (Luca: I see boats!). Our hotel rooms had great views of the Chicago River. Luca would love to stand in the window and watch the boats go by- all the kids did actually!
We had a fun time- it was a bit hectic w/ 5 kids and two adult- but the alcohol helped- just kidding, or not.