Top Ten Things: Our Memorial Day Weekend


This past weekend we visited the windy city….Chicago…and boy was it windy! I thought I would link up to Amanda's Top Ten Tuesday and share some of the fun we had during our trip!

  1. As we started out walking to the Pier, I said to my husband, “I didn't realize it was going to be this chilly or I would have brought long sleeves for the boys.” To which he replies “Andrea, we're by the lake, it gets cold.” Well, DUH!!! So, next time I'll take a jacket :)
  2. We visited the Navy Pier.
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  4. Andon and I watched as the rest of the family took a ride on the Ferris Wheel (no WAY was I going up that high with a ride that went soooo slow!).
  5. Mommy and Andon waiting

  6. Enjoyed dinner and games at ESPN Zone.
  7. T and Caleb at ESPN Zone

  8. We took a ride on the redline (which is unbelievably easy to do in case you're worried).
  9. Waiting for the Redline

  10. Toured Wrigley Field.
  11. Wrigley Field

  12. Went shopping on the Magnificent Mile, of course!
  13. Michigan and Ohio

  14. Realized that Forever 21 (or as my bloggy buds like to kid, Forever *31*) is not conducive to people over the age of 21. My BFF took a ride up the elevator since the security guy insisted that she could not lift her stroller over the 4 steps.
  15. Ate at one of Chicago's most famous pizzerias, Gino's East (not to be confused with any other Gino's). Thanks to Jill at Diaper Diaries for this suggestion.

    Weird story about this. You can see there's tons of writing on the tables, walls, etc. Well, my niece (in the picture) got an American Girl that she named Molly. It was the weirdest thing that {the doll} Molly sat (right next to me, actually) beside someone who had written their name…Molly! Kinda freaky if you ask me!!!

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  17. We remembered those who have served, are currently serving, or have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The poppy is something my Dad always bought each year. With him gone now, I get one each year to honor his service. This year, the vet on Michigan Avenue heard my story.

Buddy Poppy

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on May 26, 2009


  • Janna - May 26, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

    It sounds like a great weekend!

    As for #3, I think that ferris wheels were invented as instruments of torture for those who are scared of heights and/or falling!

  • mandi @ its come to this - May 26, 2009 @ 7:22 pm

    Sounds like a great weekend! I would LOVE to tour Wrigley Field & eat a real “chicago” pizza!!! And I love the poppy tradition … very cool!

  • oh amanda - May 26, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

    Love the poppy, Andrea! Looks like you guys had fun. Your kiddos are cuties. :)

    (Thanks for linking up w/me!)

  • Christi - May 27, 2009 @ 1:22 am

    I also hate ferris wheels. I particularly hate them when I have to look like I enjoy them because I foolishly got on with a child who is now so scared they want to jump. On the other hand, they are better than rollercoasters or those rides that spin you around trying to make you throw up.

    Somehow, I never knew what the poppies were for until this year, after it was too late to buy one. Next year though, I can honor my grandfathers.

  • Storm - May 27, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

    Sounds like a fun time. Happy belated Tuesday.

  • Marcy - May 28, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

    Looks like you guys had an awesome time! I can’t wait to see a game at Wrigley in July!

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