On October first Layla and I took a trip to Wisconsin to see old high school friends of mine from many years ago!! It was cold but a blast! We flew into Chicago rented a car and drove in the pouring rain in the dark all the way to Brookfield, Wisconsin. What a crazy thing to do but we did it and had a great time!
All bundled up and ready to go out into the cold!
Jen and I after about 15 years!! It was so great to catch up with great friends!
Beth’s daughter Molly, Jen A’s daughter Jolie, and Jen V’s daughter Sophia. So crazy we all had girls first!
Here’s Molly giving Layla a ride! Layla had blast at the barbeque on Friday night, the older girls spent the whole night pushing her around on Calum’s airplane toy! Molly, Jolie, and Sophia were so great with her and she absolutely loved them!
The gang on Friday night (minus one, Carrie flaked) Me, Diana, Jen V., Beth, and Jen A.
On Saturday we took the kids to Basses Pumpkin patch!
Layla and Sophia
Molly, Jolie, and Sophia
Silly us! Me, Jen V., Jen A., and Beth!
Layla and I having fun going down the slide!
I love this picture of the two of us!
Us with our kiddos!
Layla and I with Holy Hill in the background, a very famous church on a very high hill!
My old High School
I had to get pictures of Layla in a corn field before leaving Wisconsin!
On Monday I decided to drive back to Chicago. We were flying out on Tuesday afternoon but I knew I did not want to do the drive and the flight in one day, AND Layla and I wanted to hit the American Girl Place in Chicago! I was also hoping for a reservation at one of Rick Bayless’ restaurants!
Here’s Layla on our way down the Miracle Mile toward the American Girl Doll store!
American Girl Place Chicago on the Miracle Mile!
Walking back with our loot from the American Girl store!
On Tuesday morning we got up and walked to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, before it opened we shared a delicious pumpkin muffin from a vender at a beautiful farmer’s market right outside of the museum!
After the museum and before heading to the airport, we had lunch reservations at Rick Bayless’ Frontera Grill restaurant was fabulous but little did I know my little girl had an ear infection, maybe why she looks so miserable in this picture! Still she was a trooper on the plane ride home with a fever and an ear infection!
Walking back to the hotel in the rain after lunch to head off to fly home!! Finally I decided to get a cab! It was a great trip!! Very fun to travel with my daughter! I look forward to our next adventure!!