Phil’s birthday was Sunday (3/14) and back at the beginning of February announced (yes, he announced!) that he wanted to spend his birthday in Chicago with K. 🙂 I told her to save-the-date!!
I’m going to tell you about it sooner rather than later so you’ll forgive me for stepping out of chronological line this once. 😉
Saturday was BUSY!! The whole last week was busy while I made 4 different Mrs. So & So’s products for K to replace her stock. But Saturday really did it. I had a sewing morning in the next town over, grabbed some leftovers for lunch, then to town for a haircut. 🙂 I rested (w/o laying down and messing up my haircut!!) after that and at 5, we headed to a wedding reception.
I do not have pictures from the wedding (so don’t wait) as even tho I didn’t forget my camera, I didn’t ask anyone to take our picture either!! :p
We got home about 10:45 p.m. from the wedding and as I crawled into bed soon after and set the clock an hour ahead, I groaned at going to bed past midnight!
And then at 6:30 a.m. (new time) I heard Phil close the garage door and head out for chores!! Major groan and realization I was SO tired my eyes hurt.
However, we all got going and were on our way to Chi by 8:50 a.m.!! Even JP was along for the day which doesn’t happen very often.
We arrived at K’s back door and she & JP took up a small armload to her apt. Then we drove just a bit to a great parking garage we use. We walked down the street a bit and found our first choice for lunch was FULL with an hour wait. No way!! Another half-block was Five Guys restaurant and that was Phil’s second choice so that was good for us. They weren’t busy yet so announced our entry by yelling “FOUR IN THE DOOR”!!! (THIS was the point I should have asked them to sing to Phil! I just thought of this!! >smacks head here<)
(yes, this is the point you are stunned that JP made it onto the blog in picture form. 🙂 )
We then walked just a bit to K’s parking garage (as she can come & go w/o paying each time like we would have to do) and went to the Museum of Science & Industry.
(view to Navy Pier)
(in the heart of it all)
(the day after, the parade the river was still green)
JP went to the museum about 5 yrs ago. K went there about 8 yrs ago. I went there so many years ago (about 33!!! yikes!!). And Phil had never been there. His request for the day.
(His review at the end was that he doesn’t need to go back there for a long, long time.)
We saw the submarine display and the Navy area, the airplane & train set-ups, the toymaker, and the ag display. We found and were ready to take the coal mine tour but there was a 30 min wait until the next show and then it was a 30 min walking tour and Phil said he didn’t need to see it that badly! (the current show & the one in 15 mins were already full; the wait was standing in line in a curly-cue staircase! 😦 )
(I loved this display with the circus train cars and the b&w background!)
(yes, the sub is in the background and no, we didn’t buy the photos the worker guy offered to take)
(when I got off the bench they were spread out on the whole bench. Because my little point & shoot camera took a few minutes to agree to taking the picture, K & Phil were then doing this funny slide down the bench to JP….)
We were even more tired by then so headed back to K’s.
After parking K’s car, we headed to her apartment… but stopped by the cupcake store first. Phil & K had stopped there last fall when we were in town. I figured a repeat visit was good for Phil’s birthday!
I was fine with not having a cupcake.
However, this was a bit harder. (I didn’t. In my previous life, I would have put half a shaker on my 1 cupcake!! Or poured some extra in my pockets!!)
Phil loves that the “seats” at the counter are swings!! 🙂
Three cupcakes to go….
Berry, Chocolate Raspberry, Cookie Monster
Phil popped in a DVD to watch, I snuggled on the bed, JP laid down to watch the movie, K curled up on another section… and we lounged!! 🙂
A bit later, K ordered pizza online and we all enjoyed pizza and the unheard-of-in-the-sticks delivery man!! Pizza was good!
We tracked the process online as it was made and baked and delivered. However, for pizza “made by Jesus”… well, let’s just say we all agreed that if God was making our pizza, it would have tasted even better than that!! 🙂 What a laugh!!
After the movie ended, we walked back to get our car, dropped K off at the front door of her building, and headed home just at 7 p.m..
The skyline at dusk was pretty but not too photogenic!
JP slept on the way home (literally hasn’t happened post-carseat days!) and we arrived at 9:15!! I was done & in bed by 10!!
Phil enjoyed his day a lot!!
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