First stop: The Field Museum
We had bought a pass last year on my birthday because it was cheaper than paying for everyone individually so of course we had to try to use it again because we're frugal like that.
Thank you Vanna!
Oooh, a wooly mammoth backpack -- a must have for any two year old boy.
When Charles sees the camera come out, he immediately turns around
Then off to the Art Institute:
We ran into our old friend Michael on the street! How amazing is that! He is so cute. Matthew also spotted and chatted with a former student. I am quite sure we couldn't find someone we were expressly trying to find on purpose in downtown Chicago.
Our first stop was the Modern wing with cool sculptures and rooms filled with plain white canvases. After reading the paragraph of how the white changes with the light, Charles observed, "It is kind of like 'The Emperor's New Clothes' with everyone trying to see nothing."
Such a good museum goer!
After closing we stopped to enjoy some jazz on Michigan Avenue
and romped through Millenium park
And finished our visit the next morning by visiting a very cool mall -- Ella was in heaven!