Shopping with Sloane is a hoot! She dances through the aisles, tries on shoes that are way too big for her and kicks them off in all directions as she continues bare foot through the store. She commands everyone's attention everywhere she goes - I mean come on, she is damn cute and almost always smiling. We wandered through Anthropologie and Sloane made herself at home, exploring every inch - window displays and all. I spotted this little wooden ledge and had her sit down. She cooperated for about 1 minute and then done. Got an adorable shot of her though. Wandered over to the Christkindlemarket (with about a zillion other people who had the same idea) and picked up a couple of adorable little Christmas decorations. I haven't gone to the market in years, glad I did. But... next year I will not go the Sunday before Christmas. *wink*
Up early to catch breakfast at the Walnut Room in Macy's with the Pittmans. We have made this a little holiday tradition and all look forward to it each year. We had a great time despite the horrible food and the repeat of the tree decor. We may have to look elsewhere for future years ...
Today I am thankful to have checked off a bucket list item! It was off to the Circus today with the Pittman crew. No idea why I've never been to the Circus, but isn't it one of those things that everyone should do? Well, I think so and today I headed to the United Center (not exactly the "big top" from the old days) in the freezing cold to take in the 'greatest show on earth.'
It was OK... I can see why the kids like it, but overall kind of meh for forty. I guess having seen things like Cirque du Soleil and etc. kind of raises the bar a bit. I do have to say that watching the trained animals makes me a little bit sad - so far from their natural habitat and you hear about how some people don't treat animals well in captivity - just have to put that out of mind and hope that the animals are happy. They are all so beautiful. I am glad I went, Sloane (2 yrs) loved every second of the show, when one act would leave, she'd turn around to mom and say where did they go? So darn cute!
I remembered! I remembered! Today I snapped a LOT of photos, but made sure to grab one per hour so I could be true to the 10 on 10 challenge! Spent the day at the Museum of Science and Industry, my favorite Chicago museum, with the Pittman's! I wanted to go to catch the Peanuts exhibit - and crazy -Holly, Jeff and Bella had never been before... what!?! They totally loved it. YaYa always knows the best places to go!
|breakfast and facebook|
|selfie after getting ready for the day|
|allergy shot - four years of these and still counting - damn cats!|
|Peanuts exhibit was really great|
|I have always wanted an original Peanuts cel|
|Sloane LOVED that piano.|
|We watched the movie Born to be Free in the Omnimax Theater - it was fabulous!|
|Went on the U505 tour - the claustrophobic in me did not enjoy this much|
|'twas a dreary day here in Chicago, but I really cannot complain ... rain in February is not normal|
|finalizing plans for birthday trip|
And you know I had to grab a selfie! She loves her YaYa!
Finally getting to posting photos of beautiful little Sloane from her 7 month shoot ... she's almost eight months now. (oops!) But how cute is she in this blue dress? Such a good pick daddy! She's crawling now too, so she kept coming toward me to get the camera. I had to clean a couple of smudges and as you can see in the last photo, she did finally manage to get the strap.