Being sweet (on their own) while we waited for the bus
My handsome dude
First glimpse of Navy Pier as we got off the bus
But first to the museum...
Keenan (and Philip) had a great time building a big structure with nuts, bolts and wood!
They had a really cool baby play area where I took Caleb for a while. He loved it, but it was so quiet and peaceful and comfy that I was afraid I'd fall asleep, so we went back out and took Moriah (while the boys were building) to check out some other stuff...
She loved stacking up these huge Dominos!
Going for a canoe ride in the Treehouse section
The water play area was pretty big and came with raincoats in all colors and sizes to protect the kid's clothes (what a great idea!) Keenan (and maybe Philip, even more) especially liked this part...
Filling their boats up with balls
Connecting pieces for the water to flow through
She pumped this all by herself!
Philip spent his time, damming up the top end of the huge water table, and then letting all the water rush out at once, through specifically blocked canals, so the boats would just Race down to the bottom! =)
Sweet boy in the flowers
My little lady bug
This was a fun shadow screen - I Love this picture of Philip getting Moriah!
Me with Caleb, "holding" Keenan up by my arm =)
Even Caleb got in on the fun
Me uncovering Caleb =)
Moriah discovered a human foot! =)
We went back to get a picture of Keenan and Philip's completed structure
After we left the museum, we were all Very thirsty and getting hungry too... At this point, Philip remembered that there was a USO lounge (for military families) at Navy Pier. Woohoo! It was right on our way and was The nicest one I've ever been in! We got cold drinks, snacks (even chocolate!), internet use and a bit of a rest before heading back out.
Next we were off to the Ferris Wheel
It is 150 feet high!
The kids loved it
View down the top of Navy Pier
This picture makes me laugh
Looong,busy day - everyone was sleepy on the bus on the way to our hotel!
We stayed at the Palmer House hotel, which has quite the history behind it. It was Gorgeous, and I wish I had taken the time to take pictures of the hotel outside of our room...
All right folks, one more post and we'll wrap this trip up! =)