Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Kind of Town

What a fantastic day!  We have had some great spring weather this year.  Of course when you live in the Midwest you can expect some nasty days, and we had a few this week.

We are in the middle of "birthday season". So far Joseph, Amy and Mike have celebrated theirs.  This week-end is Kevin and Tess's, with Matthew's in about two weeks.  All of them are within a one month time frame.

Today we made a trip into the city.  We don't do that too often anymore,  but the trip was for a very special reason.

Tomorrow is our youngest granddaughter's birthday and she is receiving a "Bitty Baby" along with some accessories and a doll crib and highchair.  The American Girl Store has changed locations since the last time we visited the store for some "doll gifts" for our older granddaughter.   If you have never visited one of the few stores that are across the country, it is quite an experience.  The new store seems more spacious.  It was fun to see each display for the "period" dolls.  Each is a little history lesson.

We happened to be at the store within an hour of its opening time and was amazed how busy the store was already.  Little girls everywhere and lots of grandparents too!

Chicago is truly a great city.  Even though I was born and raised in Chicago, the downtown area has always bee a great place to visit, especially when the weather is great.  So much to explore and discover.
Hope to make a few more trips, one to see the Matisse exhibit at the Art Institute before is closes, the Museum of Contemporary Art and maybe do the "architectural tour" again.  There's are several new buildings that have gone up.

We enjoyed a early lunch at the "Cheesecake Factory" in the John Hancock Building before heading back home to the suburbs.

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