Tuesday, February 23, 2010


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?

(Here’s my sweet Alex two years ago…)
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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)

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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!

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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!

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Alex thought it was pretty neat to “puhp gas”.

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Max “eating” my chip bag at lunch.

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Sound asleep – in the middle of all that noise!

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waving to the people down below

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Daddy got this picture…love it!

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Alex wearing his freebie Chicago Fire Dept hat – he got a lot of smiles while wearing this

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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.

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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.

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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!

1 comment:

Kat said...

Every family needs a "splurge day" now and then...and by the looks of these pictures it was worth every penny! =)