Eric's parents needed a ride to the airport in Chicago, and we saw an opportunity for a mini family vacation. Eric only worked a half day on Thursday so we headed to Chicago Thursday afternoon. After dropping his parents off at the airport we went straight to our hotel. It was pretty late and we knew that the boys had a pretty busy day ahead of them on Friday.
Our first stop of Friday was Shedd Aquarium. We weren't sure how much the boys would like it, but it turned out to be very kid friendly with a life-size submarine, climbing rocks and slides, and an entire room of water tables. Needless to say we had to practically drag them out. Yes, there was a lot of fish, but for $16 it was well worth the 3+ hours we spent there.
After the aquarium, we headed out to lunch but chose a place that required some public transportation. Both boys were beyond excited to ride the L train. At every platform they were bursting with anticipation. If the aquarium wasn't so awesome, we probably could have just ridden the L all day long. Both Eric and I were really impressed with how well they did being so busy, walking so much and going without naps. It was definitely encouraging and I am actually looking forward to going on another trip soon.