In fact, she has been thoroughly enjoying her time in Chicago overall.
For her Birthday we took her to the Lincoln Park Zoo, and then to our favorite bakery in the WORLD Sweet Mandy B’s and let her go to town on some cake.
Then we let her play all afternoon in nuffin ‘cept her skivvies. Little girl prefers to be in lebuff. I prefer it too, honestly, but Daddy doesn’t approve. For dinner we went to Gemini Bistro and Gracie enjoyed fries, mac and cheese, and some more cake. Not a vegetable in sight. But that’s ok, it was her birthday!
She was not such a fan of the cheese cake, but she made out of dinner with a balloon which was pretty much everything in her book.
But then this morning she woke up a big girl and didn’t want no mo hugs from her mommy and daddy.
Jus kiddin, it was probably just the post birthday blues.
Other things we have been doing with our time in Chicago?
Lots of long walks… We went and knocked on the door of Clifford, The Big Red House and got to meet the new owners. And we took a tour of the house. Yes I am shameless. I had to make sure it was in good hands! And it is, the new family is SO sweet and while they have made some changes to make it more them, a lot of the big (wonderful) things are the same and it was good closure to see someone happy in that home. And they have a brand new baby! It’s like they picked up where we had to leave off, it all felt very meant to be.We have had picnics in the park. Chicago is pretty.
Where we only lasted 2 innings. Notice how pleased Pete looks about that. Tip, if you are taking a baby/child to Wrigley it is probably better to sit along the cubs dugout side, the visitors side is in direct sunlight and Gracie couldn’t take the heat so we got out of the kitchen.
We have had a great time catching up with friends&fam here but I am ready to head back to Texas and back to real life. Thank you again for all of the birthday wishes, we had so much fun imagining what Gracie’s perfect day would be and making that happen, I can’t wait until she can tell us what her birthday bliss is.
And because you are all so lovely, imma tell you my secrets Monday and Tuesday next week! Yes. They are that large that I think they each deserve their own day. I’m excited to not have to be so sneaky with you guys!
See you all here Monday morning.