We had a birthday party at The American Girl Place on Sunday to which Kailey, Samantha and Molly were all in attendance. (Kailey is the American Girl doll Megan got from Grammie Susan and Papa Don for her birthday. Samantha was my doll as a child and Molly was Katherine's doll. We got them out of the rafters in Papa's garage and they made the trip with us on the airplane just for this special party!) Paul's cousin Misty and her daughter Katie also joined us, as well as Katherine's girlfriend Melissa. It was a very fun, special day for Megan.
The rest of our trip was jam packed with visits to the Shedd Aquarium, the Hancock Building, Navy Pier and the Ferris Wheel, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, shopping on Michigan Avenue, and many yummy restaurants. I'll try to get our pictures from the trip up tomorrow with more stories about our adventures. For now - here is a picture (from my phone) of Sunday afternoon at the beach. Megan on the shore of Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline in the background. I love how city meets beach in this picture. So un-California. And so what I love about Chicago.