Spring Break!

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For Spring Break this year, we drove out to Chicago! It’s a 13 hour car trip from New York to Chicago and we broke down the driving mid-way with hotel stays in Pennsylvania (on the way there) and Indiana (on the way back). The boys did great in the car…and when things got a little wacky in the back seat, we just stopped and let the boys use their scooters to burn off steam in nearby parks.

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In fact, as soon as we arrived in Chicago, we celebrated with some hardcore scootering!

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Before this trip, my boys were clumsy and awkward on their scooters…now they are total pros! I love it! :)

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The trip was a mix of seeing the cool scenes of Chicago…and gorging on Science Museums…as we tend to do. :)

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We LOVED Millennium Park!

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It had this cool fountain, with giant moving faces illuminated on it and water flowing down it.  Every now and then a stream of water would come flowing out of the mouths of the people projected.  My boys LOVED that part!! So silly!

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We also loved their Museum of Science and Industry AND their Alder Planetarium!  And when I say “we” loved it…Andrew takes first place in how much he loved these places. :)

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And when Isaac would get tuckered out from too much museum, Dave or I would get him a snack and find a quiet place to relax.

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Like this “campfire” play area with a ceiling of stars!  So cool!

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Meanwhile Andrew was learning how to launch into outer space.

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We’d spend the mornings at museums and the afternoons doing city exploration.

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We LOVED Chicago!!

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The whole reason we went, was so that I could go a photography workshop.  I learned a TON.  It was definitely worth the trip!

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On the way back we visited a drive through safari, where we fed llamas, bison, deer and zebras right from our car window.  Honestly, the whole set up was a little strange….but Andrew thought it was fantastic.

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And although Isaac liked watching Andrew feed the animals, when an animal got close to his car window, he’ll yell “Back up, please!!” No crowding, Isaac, guys!

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We also went for a walk in a state park at Lake Erie…where…um…Andrew said his shirt “fell off”.  ???? oh boy.

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It was a great trip!!  And we LOVED that it was a road trip!  I’m trying to talk Dave into our next road trip being a journey out to South Dakota! I lived there for a year when I was a kid and I would LOVE to show it off to the family.  So far, he’s not biting…but just give me time. :)

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Hope you all had lovely Easter weekends!!


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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2 Responses to Spring Break!

  1. Vicki Dill says:

    It looks like you packed all you could into this visit!! and got educated as well! His shirt “fell off”? (:

  2. Susan says:

    We drove through South Dakota on our way from Colorado to Minnesota one summer and we LOVED it. Seriously, the most underappreciated state in the country. We actually talk about doing a sabbatical year in a cabin in the Black Hills.

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