Weekend in Chicago!

I left the kids in Michigan (see previous post!) to drive to Chicago.  It was my friend Holly’s birthday weekend and a bunch of us met there to surprise her and go to a Def Leppard/Journey concert at Wrigley Field!

We also took some time to explore the city a bit, squeezing into Ubers, hitting the Field Museum and the Hancock Sky Lounge:

I also got to see my dear friend Nicole and her family, though we didn’t take pictures.  We really need to get better about that!

Michigan Vacation!

The kids and I flew to Michigan for our summer vacation this year!  The kids were really excited, especially because we normally drive.

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It was a bit of an adventure flying there, as our original flight was cancelled while we waited at the gate, and we had to book a new flight on a different airline.  We eventually made it, though!

It was a really nice, relaxing vacation.  The kids loved swimming with Kacee in the lake (while I “sunned” lol):

My mom took us to the “Ribbit Exhibit” at Dow Gardens, which sent us on a fun scavenger hunt!

And we helped Grandma with her puzzles.  (We became slightly obsessed, actually, and had to buy her more!)

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At the end of the week, the kids got to stay with Grandma and Grandpa while I drove to Chicago for the weekend!  (See next post!)

Houston Dynamo Game!

Chloe’s birthday “experience” this year was a trip to Houston with me to see the Houston Dynamo’s play, since she’s so into soccer!  We ordered shirts to wear so we could be true fans!

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The Dynamos won the game, and every time the scored a goal fireworks would go off and streamers would come down.  Chloe lived for those moments!

We had some time before the game to check out Discovery Green, too:

In the third picture above she is trying to climb a knotted rope.  She attempted that rope that over and over and over again until she accomplished it.  Not once did she give up because it was too hard.  I love her growth mindset!

Before heading home there was just one more thing to do:

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(Of course!)

Happy 8th Birthday, Chloe!

Chloe celebrated her birthday at the roller rink with a bunch of friends.  My BFF Katie and her daughter Ashlyn also made the trip to Austin for it!  As is tradition, I made her cake and gave her a birthday experience vs. “stuff” (tickets to a Houston Dynamo game)!

Happy 8th Birthday, Baby Girl!

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