Our Johnny plays college soccer,
so we took a road trip to watch him and the team!
The other players on the team love the kids!
And the kids love them!
So we did lots of cheering and lots of high fives!
All of the children got purple Tommie gear so we can support the team!
It is so heart warming to see how much they love their big brother
and how much he loves them!
This was the first time we ever saw
"a praying mantis"
It was HUGE!
The team won their first game 1-0 against Elmhurst!
We had the second day to ourselves to "site see".
FYI, in MN -
everyone goes to their cabin on Labor Day weekend!
We LOVE it when everyone goes up north and
we have the town to ourselves!
we learned that's not the way it goes in Chicago!
EVERYONE goes downtown...
We had quite the fun day planned with
hopes of seeing 2-3 sites
within a day...
It took us 2.5 hours to get to the top of the Sears/Willis Tower.
We could have gotten the "fast pass" (for 15) but then hubby would need a second job.
We were happy to finally get to the top and snap a few pics!
It was a little hazy outside but the view was still amazing!
110 stories tall and it's the tallest building in the USA!
The had a "glass" viewing area the projected out of the side of the building.
We went site seeing in Chicago with the older kids (14 years ago).
But we chose a less busy weekend and were able to do so much more.
By the look on Emma's face she must be thinking
"Why is my Mommy doing this to me?"
Sweet girl is not so sure this is a good idea!
Actually, it made me nervous too!
We spent a half hour up there and then decided
we would drive through part of Dwtn just to point out a few sites to the kids.
The traffic was horrendous!
And we headed out of town as fast as we could!
we went to the movie
It was the BEST movie!
Most of our kids loved it!
A few wondered when will the cartoons start!
And one little guy took a nap in his Daddy's arms!
I shared a bed with Melissa.
Melissa does not snore or kick...
so I thought!
It's just not a vacation without a morning evacuation!
Possible fire on the third floor.
The first thing I did was gather the children and ask
were any of you in the hallway?
Did any of you pull the fire alarm?
Once I knew we were in the clear, we evacuated!
The next day the team won their second game against Puget Sound 3-2, in overtime!
We ate Chicago Hot dogs and Chicago style pizza!
The last day we had a wonderful dinner at Ditka's
with Johnny to celebrate the team winning the tournament!
Johnny finds it relaxing to spend time with his family!
We love that!
we will be back...
when you're less crowded!