We got back from our trip to Chicago last night. We went to see Colleen, Mike and Shannon for the weekend. Friday night we went out to dinner with the Robsons and with Maryse's cousin Melissa and her husband Steve.
On Saturday, Mike and I played golf in the morning. The ladies took all 3 girls to the park for some fun. In the afternoon, we all headed to the pool, where we had a great time playing with Shannon, Mia and Madison. We followed up our trip to the pool with an excellent steak dinner. The restaurant provided us with a private room (probably to keep our kids away from their customers), and Colleen's mom, Sheila Mickus, joined us. After dinner, the girls did a litlle shopping while Mike and I got to go see Star Wars: Episode III.
On Sunday, we started the day with a nice trip to the park to let the girls play. Colleen and Mike arranged for a babysitter to watch the girls, while we headed into the city to the Cubs/Nationals game. Steve and Melissa joined us at the game. After returning from the game, we went to the North Shore Country Club, as guests of Mrs. Mickus. They had a giant slide, a mooon walk, and some other fun activities for the kids, followed by a wonderful buffet dinner to celebrate the 4th.
Monday morning, we headed to the park again to play with the girls. In the afternoon, Maryse, Mia, Madison and I headed for the airport to fly home. We sat on the tarmac for 3 hours before taking off. The plane was filled with families with little kids. One of the kids proceeded to scream for a full hour after take off. Mia and Madison handled the delay beautifully. Mia was walking around making friends with anyone she could find. Thanks to our delay, we were able to watch about 20 different fireworks shows from the air, when we got close to Newark, including the New York city show. An excellent bonus!
All in all, we had a great weekend, thanks to our wonderful hosts in Arlington Heights, the Robsons.
Hope everyone had a great 4th!