Yesterday was the fourth of July and sadly we had no friends having cook outs or anything going on. Poor Nick has been painting the house every day he's had off of work, the children have been slaving away around the house with school, and quite frankly we all just needed a break!
So we headed out to Chicago which is only about an hour and a half from our house for the day. We were very thrilled to just get out of the area for a little while. Emma had a gift card to American Girl to spend which is conveniently located right next to the Lego store. Our two favorite stores were checked off the list and then Mommy's fave store, H&M was visited as it is right across the street.
After the shopping we went up to Lincoln Park to visit the zoo. We had a picnic and then headed in.
Here was Cal going around and then...
When we got home we let the dog out, had dinner, and then headed out for local fireworks. It was a fast paced day and it was choked full of so much fun! Hope your's was too, sweet friend! And hopefully you're just having a super duper long weekend of celebrating!