Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer in the (Really) Windy City (Part 2)

So, everyone knows how much I love swimming and playing in the water. So, I thought I'd share some of my favorite moments in (and out of) the water!
My aunts Suzie and Diana took me to the local water park, Mystic Waters, for a few hours of fun in the sun...well at least, there was sun before we got there!
A few days later, Auntie Suzie called from Wilmette beach to say the weather was perfect for a day of sun and sand, so Mimi, Mommy, and I hopped in the car and headed on over.
Despite the cool, cloudy weather, I also got to swim in my Uncle Rick's pool (since he keeps it at 89 degrees), with my cousins Richard and Charlie. They let me jump in over and over and over again and didn't get tired of zipping me around the pool.
I also spent some time out of the water, at my mom's favorite childhood amusement park, Kiddieland! It's really sad I won't be able to go back ever again, since the family that owns the place is fighting and wants to sell the land to Costco. I mean, I like Costco a lot, especially those super big grocery carts I get to ride in, but Kiddieland is waaaay cooler.I cried when the merry-go-round was over because I thought it was so much fun, but then mommy and Amy showed me all the other cool rides I could go on.
The racing cars and all the other car rides were awesome, cuz I got to drive all by myself!
Well, I had to share the driving with Dylan and Declan, Amy's nephew and niece. But they were cool about it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer in the (Really) Windy City

It's been a cool (literally and figuratively) summer in Chicago, and I've been keeping busy with all my Chicago friends and family. We kicked off the summer with my Auntie Suzie's wedding at the Park Ridge Country Club. I got to be the flower girl and walk down the aisle all by myself (almost)!
After the wedding, my mom and dad took off for The James hotel for two nights and ditched me for three whole days...but my mom and Amy made up for it by taking me to see the "scary guys" (pirates) at the Field Museum.
I got to make music with some really cool instruments...
...and Amy helped me make a totally wicked pirate hat!
I also got to celebrate my birthday with all of my family. Mimi made me a super delicious chocolate cake, and Amy made carrot cake cupcakes for Uncle Phil...but I got to lick the frosting off of one.
I got a ton of super cool presents from everyone: a new bucket of bubbles, new Adidas, some crocs with octopus & turtle gibbets, a fancy purple tutu, a raincoat and umbrella, and all sorts of other great gifts. Here are just a few snapshots of them all!

I've done a lot more things since all this has happened: Mystic Waters, the beach, and Kiddieland to name a few! But I'm off to Lincoln Park Zoo tomorrow, so I need to get my rest. I'll have to fill you in on the rest later!