Friday, June 16, 2006
My wonderfully spontaneous husband called me last night on his way home from work and said, "Let's eat something real quick, get dressed up, and go downtown!"
I said, "Okay!" :)
So, we wolfed down some leftovers, changed into nicer clothes and we were on our way.
We didnt really know where we were going, and the traffic into the city with all the construction on the Dan Ryan was *horrible*, but we talked and laughed in the car and made the ride fun too. (I feel sorry for all of you who drive it to and from work daily.)
So, we got downtown and found a spot to park. We started walking, not really knowing where to, and realized we weren't far from Navy Pier! So, we went there. :)
As you can see in the first picture, we were hungry again by the time we got there, and we couldn't settle for less than the very most gourmet for our special night out. We had a McWonderful time! ;-)
A picture with the WHOLE family! :)
I have always wanted to ride the ferris wheel at Navy Pier, but never wanted to pay for it, but that was the one thing we decided we would splurge on last night. It was fun and the kids loved it!
Incidentally, the last time we were on a ferris wheel was nearly seven years ago, on one of our first dates, in Osaka. So, it stirred some good old fashioned romantic feelings up too. :)
There was so much excitement, the kids barely even noticed that it was so far past their bedtime! They held up great.
By the time we got back to the car, however, they were about done for! Joshua couldn't walk any more, so we let him ride in the stroller and Fabio carried Dominique... for a while. Then when she got too heavy, we crammed them both in the stroller. hehe. Ya do what ya gotta do! :)
We didn't get home until 11:00, but it was well worth it for the family fun and memories made.