city. park. picnic. fountain. art institute.
i think we covered a lot of ground in one day.
especially for two moms with nine kids.
that night we took all the kids out for pizza. one of my very favorite moments from the whole trip was when the waiter came to take our plates away and sam asked for his in a to-go box. sara and i weren't sitting close enough to sam to see what was left in his bowl, but the guy took it away and when he came back, he gave same a little plastic container that would maybe hold a side of parmesan cheese or something with his three noodles in it. sam was very pleased and most certainly ate those three noodles later.
our last day in chicago was beautiful. we took all the kids to mass, walked around the city some more, saw the water tower and walked down michigan avenue to the river. we finally met back up with pete (who was the winner of the purple this year) and said good-bye to our cousins. (and there may have been some tears on jack's part, not getting to say goodbye to uncle al who was leaving for alaska straight from chicago...). that night we stayed with the petersons and had so much fun hanging out with their crew. so much fun, we didn't even think to take out the camera. but, i promise you, we were there. it might have been jack burch's favorite night of the trip... definitely top 3 anyway.