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Friends in the Windy City

Posted by sila
Sunday 12 May 2013 at 4:43 pm.
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In honor of Laura and Roberto's visit to Chicago, we decided to spend the weekend there. Laura and I have been working together for a few years now, but we have never met in person since Laura lives in Argentina. We drove up and had dinner with Laura, Roberto, and the Chicago contingent of Jen, Mike and Scott:

Laura, Mike, Scott, Jen and Yaya

Despite being at the famed Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza place, neither child ate the cheesy goodness that night.

* Mouse over the pictures for captions

But Jen and Yaya renewed their friendship and sealed it with post-it flag manicures

Lovely long post-it flag press on nails
They really do look like nails!
Adik happily draws and eats cheerios

Yaya and Adik get their first train ride (of any sort). The El route that we took included being underground as well as elevated! Yay!

On the El with Papa
Stay close and no running off!

We spent a day at the Chicago Children's Museum (pictures here), and conked out and the next day, Scott made us all a scrumptious dinner at Jen and Mike's place. We invited Christine to come too (party at Jen and Mike's while they're away!):

Adik says Hi to Belvedere
Belvedere wants his spot back

Photos of the ridiculously delicious and beautiful food:

Lovely Mahi main course (and Scott the chef)
Amazing dessert

Thank you Scott for spoiling us with such a lovely dinner. Keep on keeping on!

Happy Vin and Adik, and Yaya is kept busy with her new markers from Laura

Laura and Roberto entertain the kids with paper:

Paper boat floats!
Herbaceous passengers
Laura makes a paper fortune teller
Yaya and Laura have fun playing
Adik loves Roberto and makes him draw things for him
Loooove Roberto
Important discussions with Lau

We had an excellent time in Chicago, despite the deep freeze and unforgiving wind (37 F for a high in May??? OMG). Thanks to all the friends who made time to hang out with us. We hope to see you again soon. Laura and Roberto, next time I hope you get to come to visit and stay with us in our home as well! :-)

Here are a couple of photos of the view from our hotel room:

Foggy day
Sunny and clear on the day we leave

And to close, another group photo:

Roberto, Scott, Vin, Laura and Christine

two comments

Lil (Email ) (URL) - 10-06-’13 14:39
sila - 13-06-’13 08:57

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