Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chicago

A few weeks ago, some of the members of our Girl Scout troop took a two-day trip to Chicago. Sylvia, being the middle child of three sisters, sometimes needs some time for an adventure without her sisters and this seemed like a good opportunity. 
on the bus, playing a made-up math/card game with her friend 
and tying knots on a hemp necklace

Ferris wheel on Navy Pier



It's nice to have friends along on these type of adventures!



wandering a bit around the city

along Lake Michigan

at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, where we spent the evening and overnight 





The later it got, the sillier we got. Adults included.

*photo by my friend's daughter
scavenger hunt in the butterfly house



observing (and playing with) bugs

'camping out' in the museum

Most of the following day was spent at the Museum of Science and Industry. There was so much to see and do and play with and learn about.















In addition to the moments in the photos, one of my favorite times was when we wandered into an art gallery/studio and chatted with the artist about his work-in-progress and his displayed paintings. The paintings were gorgeous and earth-centered, and he was kind to answer the kids' questions about his art and his process. Another moment that I thoroughly enjoyed was when we were sitting along Lake Michigan while the kids rested for a few minutes and I took out my knitting. A fellow knitter who was walking her two disabled dogs in a doggie stroller stopped to chat about knitting and life and joy. We even exchanged addresses and she offered to send our troop some yarn from her abundant stash for projects. Overall, our whirlwind trip had excitement, learning, connection, and plenty of giggles. Perfect.




1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, that trip looks like it was a lot of fun. The museum has some gorgeous exhibits. Glad you were able to spend some time with your middle child alone. Love the photos, as always. Enjoy your weekend!

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