Keith has had some stressful work days lately, lots of stuff to fill his evening/weekend hours, and not much time with the kids. We were ready for a much-needed family day!
When Alex was teeny-tiny, only about 2 months old, we took him to the Chicago Auto Show. Needless to say, he didn’t get much out of the experience. See?
Now, at almost 26 months old, we went again. What a difference! We told him we were going to the Chicago Auto Show. He can clearly say “auto show”, but for some reason he decided it was in “Shuga-Cago” rather than in Chicago. (Shuga = sugar)
He had SOOOOO much fun! After 3 hours of looking at cars, Alex wasn’t ready to go. He never stopped looking, touching, “dwiving”, or showing excitement over all the cars and trucks.
Looking at this picture, I can imagine that in a few years, I will not be an important part of these trips! ;) I’m so glad that Daddy & Alex could share this experience together. It made Keith a pretty happy dad, too!
Max didn’t really care about the cars, but he loved all the bright lights, TV screens, etc. He spotted a light display that travelled up and down a 5-foot tall post. He watched it for a long time!
Alex thought it was pretty neat to “puhp gas”.
Max “eating” my chip bag at lunch.
Sound asleep – in the middle of all that noise!
waving to the people down below
Daddy got this picture…love it!
Alex wearing his freebie Chicago Fire Dept hat – he got a lot of smiles while wearing this
Mama tried out a few vehicles, too…and came to the conclusion that I’m completely content to be driving what we already own. I love our car, but I’ve wondered if a mini-van would have given us a little extra interior space. Nope – what we have is very comparable.
He might have missed naptime, but Alex conked out on the way home – all snuggled up with baby brother’s blanket – which Alex thinks is a pretty special treat.
This was NOT a cheap day by the time we paid for 2 adult tickets, parking, lunch, gas, and tolls. It was well-worth the trip, though, to see the joy on Alex’s face…and to see Daddy & Alex making memories together!