Today was a great day. I woke up, showered, and peered in at my sleepy boys. I let them sleep in to recover from the sleepover from the day before. It wasn't until around 10:30 when we actually left the house. We stopped at Dunkin Donuts and hit the road.
We headed to down town to Chicago's Navy Pier. It is the first time that my children have been to the pier. It was sunny when we left and probably a high of 50 degrees. I loved walking down the pier with them, absorbing all of the sights and sounds. Their curiosity of the buildings, the lake, the Ferris Wheel and all the shops! Of course, we stopped and bought trinkets from one of the stores, candy from the candy store, popcorn from Garrett's, and took pictures at the photo booth. Just hearing their laughter and excitement....and the occasional holding of my hand.
As we wrapped up our day at the pier, the sun was now hidden behind the rainy clouds and the temperature was dropping. I heard several "thank you so much Mommy" as we moved across our day. Since the drive is lengthy, I thought why don't we stop at my sister's house on the way home.
We picked the perfect day to stop, her three boys (11, 11, and 14) and daughter (15) did not have any activities this evening. That never happens! They were able to play basketball and soccer until the rain came pouring down on them. The giggles and laughter continued as they moved into the house. There is never enough time for them to see each other. The question started almost immediately, "Auntie, when do we get to come back to your house?" One of the best questions ever.
Needless to say it was a perfect day. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.