What a super long and fun day! We checked out of our first hotel early in the morning and took Derek to “work” (business meeting with Bridgestone Firestone). Janel and I drove to The Museum of Science and Industry with the boys. We got there just in time for all of the school field trips to show up. It was really crowded and our kids were a little young for everything. It is a really cool museum though. There is a full size submarine, train engine, airplane and subway train to tour. Older kids can dissect an eyeball or owl pellet and do other hands on science activities. Isaac “drove” a tractor and a combine and watched the big model trains. His very favorite thing was seeing the race cars. We stayed until lunchtime and then had PB&J in the car before heading to the Art Institute.
The art museum was even worse on the boys than the science museum. I hoped they would sleep in the stroller but no luck. They were super cranky and we didn’t last long. We did see American Gothic, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, some Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keefe stuff and a few Monets before we left.
We checked in to the Hilton (which is where Derek’s conference is going on all week) and spent the afternoon entertaining the kids in the hotel room. Dinner was on Derek’s boss at the Grand Lux Cafe. We walked a little over a mile both ways so the kids were pretty worn out and hungry by the time we got there. Luckily they didn’t melt down too bad and the food was delicious so it was successful. Also a bonus: two kids were asleep by the time we got back to the hotel. Easy bedtime!