Saturday, July 24, 2010

~~The Farm Part 2~~

Day three of our trip we headed downtown to Chicago. First stop, Chinatown. This was not a big hit with Alexa. Honestly, I think it was just overwhelming for her. It was super hot and humid that day. It was loud and crowded. We talked a lot about Chinatown before our trip but I just think she was not comfortable so we made it short. We went to a few shops and bought some dresses and shoes and of course the pink parasol which she carried for rest of the day.

After Chinatown, we headed to Oak Street for lunch at Bistro 110. We had a super delicious lunch and got some energy for the rest of the day.

Loving the bandaid and the purple flower she picked somewhere on Michigan Ave.

Of course the big event of the day was this place. Alexa had been looking at the catalog for a year and had her mind set on which doll she wanted.

She made a beeline for Elizabeth and there was no turning back.

After shopping, the big yawn is a sign of a successful mission.

Next over to Water Tower Place where Papa was patiently waiting for us to return. I actually went to college right there at Loyola University so it was fun to show Alexa that as well.

Moving on to see the lake. Alexa was super excited to see the "big lake". Off to Lakeshore drive and hopefully a cool breeze.

Thanks Papa for carrying that heavy bag all day. : )

My city girl. The day was almost entirely a success and we had a wonderful time. I really miss the city and I loved showing Alexa a part of my past. She tells me she is a half city, half country girl. Me too!

Back to the farm and time to show Elizabeth around.

I love how she is holding her in this photo.

Feeding Elizabeth chips at her picnic. The funniest was that for the first two days, she kept asking me, "Mom, what's her name again?"

Across the street, life goes on and hay must be gathered.

Hey, Skokie needs chips too!


Jill said...

Oh Sue! What a fun and exciting trip! Loving the country/city girl comment!

Jboo said...

Looks like you all had so much fun! Too bad we weren't in Chicago at the same time -- I think the girls would have a blast together!


Natalie said...

Looks like so much fun! WOW. Any girl would have loved that little trip... I especially love the pictures of her new doll.

Hannah said...

What a fun trip to the city! Love the pictures of her and Elizabeth. Those are adorable.

Casey said...

Looks like a great time! Love the picture with her doll! :) And her dress is adorable!