Monday, September 7, 2015
The flight was uneventful, minus the two screamers. When we arrived Jill ran to meet her Busia and Dzia Dzio at the arrival area. Aaron walked because after all, his feet were tired.
Even though the flight was uneventful, the baggage claim situation was not. Our booster seats arrived in pieces and we were missing one. The airline gave us a temporary seat for Jill and I didn't realize until we got to the car that it was not the best seat for her, but it would have to work.
After a restful night of sleep, we headed downtown to see Tay Tay and have some lunch. This was the kiddos first time on the train and bonus, they were able to ride for free! They did not understand why it took so long to get downtown though, I think they are so used to monorail rides that last all of 5 minutes.
The kiddos were still tired from the night before, so I'm not sure how much they really took in on our walk. They did, however, enjoy the elevator ride in Tay Tay's building. Our skyscrapers are not as tall as they are in Chicago, so it was a blast for them.
Jill managed to find Tay Tay's secret stash of shoes under her desk and may or may not have hid her cheetah pumps, you know, for safe keeping. She also wore them with her socks (that were mismatched) and Tay Tay's sweater.
Before we left they raided the snack drawer in the kitchen and maybe Busia was caught with her hand in the candy jar.
Aaron was stuck between the duck tacos (no, seriously) and the fish and chips, but ultimately decided on the macaroni and cheese topped with BBQ pulled pork. Jill just had the plain macaroni and cheese. The food was crazy delicious, but the best moment of the entire lunch was when a bird flew through my mother's hair after it landed on our table. Jill was out of her chair so fast, I was afraid she was going to wind up in the river.
When we got back to my parents house, Aaron and my dad went in the backyard and played catch. Yes, in Chicago in September you can play in the backyard at 4 pm and not break a sweat. It's amazing.
Dinner was at one of my favorite restaurants, Chef Klaus' Bier Stube. Lorren met up with us, too, and it was an awesome night. There was so much food, I'm pretty sure we took home half of all the dishes.
The kiddos were asleep within minutes of arriving back at my parents house and then Tay Tay and I were off to pick up Scott from the airport.
Day one was fantastic and I cannot wait to share the rest of the trip with you, including the wedding!