I had a nice day at home with my kiddos and then my mom, brother Dillon and nephew Brandon met us out for dinner at Moe's.
Then we celebrated the big milestone with a weekend in Chicago. We started off in Lincoln Park, which was actually the first time I've been there. It was really nice! It's all free, so the park just flows right with the zoo and conservatory.
After getting dinner at Portillo's (as delicious as ever), we went swimming at the hotel pool. This was Sophia's first time using the puddle jumper and it was a huge hit! She loved being able to just float around by herself. And this was Landon's first time in a pool. It was pretty cold, so I didn't keep him in for long, but he had some fun splashing.
The next morning we woke up to rain, boo! So we headed to an indoor play space, Little Beans Cafe. This place was so cute! Sophia absolutely loved it. Even after playing for a good 2.5 hours she complained about not wanting to leave.
After enjoying some lunch at a small local gyros restaurant, we stopped at a Target to grab a few things before heading back to the hotel. We ordered in pizza for dinner and then spent more time at the pool.
The next day was spent at Shedd Aquarium. They were having a special free admission for Illinois residents, but unfortunately we didn't realize until after the line was ridiculously backed up that this only got us in to see the bare minimum. Oh well.
We got stuck waiting inside for awhile until the rain finally stopped. But once that was over it cleared up and we got this beautiful shot of the city before making the drive home.
So it was a very nice birthday trip. I'm surprisingly totally ok with being 30. I have a wonderful husband, two great kids, my dream job staying home with them in our beautiful home. Life is good!