December 8, 2011

a happy thanksgiving...a little late

have i mentioned how much we love having people come see us? it's really just our excuse to drag somebody to the city, show them all our favorite places, and then force them to try out some new part of the city that we've never been to before. we're nice like that.

well, since we couldn't make it home for Thanksgiving (for the first time - so sad) my parents made the trip up to see us! we, of course, drug them to the city not once, but twice as well as taking them to my school, my first trip to babies-r-us, and the land of nod outlet! plus i let my mom cook us thanksgiving dinner :) don't you want to come see us!

on the first day, we took the train into the city because it's just a fun experience

and then rode the water taxi - one of our favorite little things to do. it was cold, but so thankful it was sunny both days we walked around! much better than right now...

we walked over to Navy Pier for lunch - one of our favorites

and even made it almost all the way down to the end this time

me and my dad rode the ferris wheel

and had fun getting freaked out at the top

then we went over to the John Hancock building and actually went in this time!

i think it's the 2nd tallest buildings in the city and has awesome views because it's right in the middle of downtown

all the christmas lights were up on michiagan ave, so everything was especially pretty

on black friday, instead of braving the crazy people at the stores, we braved the crazy moms-with-strollers at the Science and Industry Museum. despite crazy-people, the museum was awesome. they had a huge christmas-around-the-world exhibit with tons of beautiful trees decorated.

one of the coolest exhibits they had was of the development of babies before they're born, week by week. it was quite fitting for us :) so absolutely amazing

we finished the night with awesome food and a last trip to the egg.

we had lots of fun and between baby furniture, early christmas presents, and multiple trips to the grocery store, they left our apartment a lot more full than when they came. so thankful. now we're just counting down the days until we can get home for christmas!

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