Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chicago Trip

We planned to leave for Chicago between 9am and 9:30am Saturday morning.  We got out the door at 10:15am.  We only have two kids and we have turned into one of those families that is always running late!  Why were we going to Chicago?  Because we had tickets to see the Chicago White Sox play the Boston Red Sox of course! 
Kayley finally warmed up to the idea of going to Chicago and we took some pictures while we waited for Andy to get back from dropping Sox off at her "babysitter" as the kids call it.

Considering we stopped twice on the way, we made great time and arrived in downtown Chicago in just over 2 1/2 hours.  We checked in to the hotel and then headed to the train. 

We stopped at a Chipotle so Andy could have lunch (was there any doubt that he would want Chipotle?) and then got back on the train and headed over to the river.  Drew pointed out everything he saw.  Every boat on the river, every person on every boat, every piece of garbage floating in the river, etc! 

Then we went back to the hotel to get ready for the game.  We took the train to the ballpark and so did a lot of other people!  When we got on the train, Kayley said, very loudly, "Mommy, I want to sit down.  Why aren't we sitting down?  I want to sit down now, Mommy."  It was very much standing room only and I was holding her because she got scared standing down at my feet.  She got a few laughs out of the people around us and an elderly couple offered their seats.  I thought it was very nice of them, but I certainly wasn't going to take their seats.  Now, the two young guys in Red Sox shirts sitting right next to us could have offered...ha! 

We met Mel and Todd at the ballpark and were excited to see them.  They live in Barrington and are huge White Sox fans so it works out perfectly for us!  The White Sox did not win and it really wasn't a pretty game, but the kids had a great time.  Drew had on a Gordon Beckham shirt with #15 on it.  Whenever #15 was up to bat (whether it was Beckham or Dustin Pedroia from the Red Sox), Drew got really excited!  The Red Sox fans sitting next to us thought he was cute and we tried to help Drew understand why we only wanted one of the guys wearing #15 to get a hit.

Kayley proudly showing off her Quentin shirt

Drew, Kayley and Todd checking out
the field before the game

Drew and Kayley eating Dippin' Dots for
the first time.  Kayley was excited,
Drew wasn't so sure at first!

Kayley's favorite part of the night?  Fireworks!

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