Saturday, October 17, 2009

Chic.A.Go & Special Visitors. . .

We just returned from a FUN vacation to the Windy city of
Andy's dad and mom flew into Chicago from Utah,
to enjoy Andy's week off with us.
We had a ton of fun, Chicago Style!

At our hotel, Seth is thinking,
"I really think I could get used to this Chicago way of life."

To start off we ventured to
Millennium Park in down town Chicago.
We saw, touched, and admired the all-famous giant silver bean.
Why a giant bean? I have no idea. But it was pretty cool.

Isaac and Seth just loved being with their
Grandpa and Grandma Olsen!
We do not get to see them that often, so it was a HUGE treat to spend this past week with them.

You can see a little part of the Chicago skyline in this picture.
I am loving the bean!

A funky water fountain that had changing faces on it.
Kinda cool.

The boys loved this T-Rex.

Isaac and Seth had a lot of one-on-one special time with Grandpa and Grandma.
Andy's mom is a great story teller. She tells the boys fun and wonderful stories that they love to hear.

The Field Museum!
Was very fun and really neat.
That is SUE the T-rex in the background.

While we were at the Field museum,
we went to an extra exhibit
all about a REAL PIRATE SHIP that crashed.

Don't shoot, don't shoot!
After I took this picture, I got in bug trouble.
The pirate exhibit lady came up to me and said,
What NO pictures, how could that even be?
I was so disappointed that I was not able to take a picture of the first real pirate treasure ever found.

We then all went through a shrinking machine.
Were we where the same size as insects and bugs. . .
and a penny.

ewwww. . .

You can't go to Chicago without going to the
Magnificent Mile.
We did it kid style!
Going to the Lego Store, were Darth Vador himself was their made of legos!
The boys LOVED it.

In Chicago we ate at some yummy places in the city.
Seth took this picture of me as we were eating dinner at the LUX restaurant on the Magnificent Mile!

Our next adventure was the
John E. Shedd Aquarium.

This Aquarium was so Awesome!
Totally was better then I thought it would be.

We saw so many neat things.

Here is a
the biggest Spider EVER!


This fish just totally cracked me up!
I love how his head is poking out of the hole.
What a funny looking little guy.

Also, while Andy's parents were in town,
we went to the Post family Farm and had
The boys then picked out what pumpkins they wanted to take home with them.

Good Times. . .Fun Places. . .Yummy Food. . .Pretty Fall Colors. . .Great Company!

Thank You for Visiting us Grandpa and Grandma Olsen.
We had a super fun time with you.


ali said...

ok, I'm officially jealous! Next time, we're coming too!

arleneo said...

I want to do it all over again, except for the cold weather. Andy said it got warm when we left. I really liked the pumpkin donuts!