The Knox and Lola family showed up around 5:45 a.m. last Friday morning, excited to be in Chicago and ready to play! Below is the only photo I managed to catch of Knox, at least he made sure it was a good one.
We went to the park, the zoo, ate brunch, watched trains go by, played "dogs," rode Harlow, you name it and we did it- and this was all before noon... When the kids left around 6:00 p.m. to go play with their cousin in Lincoln Square I felt like I needed to take a long hot bath surrounded by candles with Enya music playing in the background. And I don't even like baths. Or Enya.
Don't get me wrong I absolutely love getting to play with Knox and Lola and have them in town, but playing with toddlers is a level of exhaustion I'm just not used to. It's a combination of being so mentally and physically tired, and when it's all over I kind of just want to crawl into bed and suck my thumb for a bit.
So what I'm saying is kudos to moms and dads for doing it everyday, it impresses the hell out of me. And it also scares me.
Lola's loves brunch as much as I do.
It was a great day for the Lincoln Park zoo on Friday. Except for the fact I realized I've become a bit of a cynic and zoos only make me sad now because I feel like all of the animals look so sad...
After the zoo we ditched the boys for some rooftop drinks at the J Parker.
And afternoon nachos are always a must.
And here's a few other photos from the weekend...
Harlow finds a bubble machine.
Harlow finds free bones at a church.
And Harlow dips his face in mustard because of the sandwich you see below.
All in all, another great weekend in Chicago.