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Friday, November 25, 2011

Trip To Chicago

In pictures, here is a recap of our whirlwind trip to Chicago:

On our way!

Picked up from the airport in a limo

View from hotel room

Exploring Michigan Ave (the Conrad was our hotel)

The kids loved walking around and seeing all the "really, really tall buildings!" everywhere

We returned to our hotel room after walking around just in time to find they were bringing complimentary milk and cookies! (Unfortunately we couldn't enjoy any right away because we were getting ready to meet the group for dinner!) I did ask if they happened to have anything gluten-free and they called back and said the chef would make some chocolate-covered strawberries for Kayla!
One of the sponsors of the contest - Real Kids Shades - took all the families out to dinner Thur night. We went to Rainforest Cafe (where the manager was great in talking to me about what Kayla could have and they would prepare it off to the side to reduce the risk of any contamination.)

On our way back to our room after dinner we encountered Santa!

On Friday we walked to the Navy Pier (but didn't stay outside to walk around because it was too windy!) But we did go inside to the Children's Museum - this is the view from one of the windows.

We were all dressed up from the photo shoot and had some time before the dinner and awards banquet, so I took some photos in the hotel lobby.

At the dinner:

The next morning we were able to meet up with some friends that I've known online (and we met in person in San Antonio for the NDSC Convention). Lisa and her kids Cori and Jamie!

Heading back to the airport:

The excitement of the whole weekend finally caught up with Kayla. 5 minutes after we were in the air she leaned over like this and passed out.

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Cindy said...

What a fun trip! I love the picture of Kayla by herself on the couch. I don't know why, there's just something about it. And, your son has beautiful eyes too! Must run in the family. :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I see fun, love, and smiles in these Chicago pics!

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

What an amazing thing! You must be SO proud of your beautiful girl. I know that the rest of us her in the T21 community sure are!

Bonita said...

I've been out of town and out of the loop so I missed all the excitement. How COOL!!! Congratulations to Kayla and those big, beautiful eyes!!! Looks like you all had a fun trip. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Beautiful pics of your family. Love it.

The Paces said...

Congrats - your pics make me miss my hometown! I'm happy for you guys! Blessings!

angelosam123 said...

Really a nice picture............
Chicago Limo

Mom24 said...

Those are great pictures! What an amazing experience in your life.