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