we spent most of our time out and about, exploring new areas and visiting old favorites. we visited with our friends matt and stevie and finally got to meet baby rhodes. sailor and rhodes were so cute together! i think it's funny and also very special that we both used the name rhodes in our baby son's names without knowing.
we went to our favorite coffee and bike shop called heritage general store and spotted the cutest little pop-up shop outside with handmade baby and children clothes. i picked up an adorable little skirt for birdie.
millennium park was a first for us. we saw the bean and birdie splashed in the water area and chased pigeons.
look sailor can stand on his own now!!! ::clap clap::
every saturday night they set off fireworks at navy pier. we watched from my cousin's rooftop. it was sprinkling but didn't bother us one bit.
we went to big star in wicker park after many recommendations. it did not disappoint. they were some of the best tacos i have ever had.
we stopped and took a photo in front of this big black door. i took the same photo of birdie last year when we were in town. it's crazy to see how much she has grown in just a year.
we had hotdogs from the haute and the dog. what you see here is their green chiles mac and cheese dog, the bacon wrapped dog, the chicago dog and the german shepherd which has sour kraut and kale. so good you guys!
my long time friend michael was in town from new york because his wife frankie was playing the pitchfork music festival. i haven't seen him in years, so it was an extra special treat getting to hug him and to introduce him to the two littlest kids.
on our last night there we ordered some deep dish pizza from lou malnati's, which was amazing, and hung out on the roof while playing with the kids and watching a storm roll in. it was SUCH a wonderful trip. we are already planning our return with julian and milla plum in tow.
it's good to be back home, but boy did these past two weeks of travel have me miss living in the city. luckily we live close and can visit often. we are already planning our next trip to chicago for the fall.
whew... that was a lot of photos. thanks for looking! and thanks stevie for snapping a few of these photos for us.