If you've noticed that I haven't been posting much for the last little bit (it's okay if you didn't miss me - really!), we took a long weekend trip to Chicago. We take the train which makes it a lot easier on Arden since she can move around a bit more and take potty breaks.
We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast - The Wicker Park Inn in... you guessed it - Wicker Park. A very nice stay, and they were very accommodating of tiny guests which turned out to be a bit of a rarity in my Chicago B&B search. In addition to our lovely room with ensuite bathroom, they have a cute little courtyard for guests. Arden took advantage of the courtyard for a snack of pumpkin bread from Red Hen and some playtime. The little bug car is a toy from when I was a baby, we call them "gigglers".
We went to Navy Pier and Arden went on both her first carousel ride and her first Ferris wheel ride. She enjoyed both very much! I'm not really afraid of heights; I just fear I'll do something stupid and trip and fall over the railing - it's called autophobia. Needless to say I was happy to mostly concentrate on trying to get pictures of Arden. The last picture is Arden at breakfast the next morning.
On Sunday we went to the Children's Museum at Navy Pier. We all had a blast! She kept organizing the orange cones in the firefighters area and went down the fire pole about ten times. I think I was enjoying the fossil dig more than she was - she took off before we could uncover our dinosaur skeleton!
On Monday morning we went to the playground at Wicker Park to let Arden run off some energy before we headed back to Union Station. It was nice to talk with some other mothers while Arden played, though we received some envious comments when I started to describe our yard and the dogs running around the playset. It seems there's upsides and downsides to both city and suburban living...