Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Chicago Trip

The Panos girls made another February trip to visit family in Chicago! We enjoyed some lovely views from the plane including sunset over Lake Michigan and downtown Chi-town. 

This flight was extra-pleasant as we made friends with a family at the airport and Z enjoyed having a buddy to sit with!

Typical freezing and snowing this time of year, we were greeted by a MidWest heatwave.
 It was a beautiful, warm day with Z's cousins at Lincoln Park Zoo!

Happy sisters in the City.

Happy tiger enjoying the sun.

Z played "little mother" to cousin A, guiding her by the hand.

Beautiful view from the impressive Maggie Daley Park. Just watch your kids like a hawk; it gets busy!


Fun at "The Bean" near Millennium Park.


These two peas in a pod, checking out the ice skaters and other cools sights in the City.

The two big kids enjoyed the Rainforest Cafe, a new annual tradition.

Goodnight, pretty city!

Big bear snuggles back at the house.

Sweet cousins praying before bed.

Matching girls ready for church (and hot chocolate).

Fun outing to the Kline Creek Farm.

The brood walking the trail to the 1800s farm. 

These inseparable buddies.

Enjoying the free-range chickens.

Live demo of boiling maple syrup. 

 Mama and her boys.

Exploring the Arboretum.

Enjoying the geese by Lake Ellyn.

Because the weather was fabulous the whole time, the kids enjoyed hours of outdoor fun on the backyard trampoline.

Thanks so much for hosting us!