The plane ride to Chicago is quick and easy! From boarding the plan to landing, it was less than an hour from St. Louis! We were at our hotel by 9:20 a.m. and they let us check in early… they even had breakfast out still!
Here is a photo I posted on IG after we finished our 4 hour bike ride. I was SO proud of ourselves, especially me since I hadn’t biked since high school! Isn’t the view behind us gorgeous? We were biking in beautiful weather on trails along the lake with the Chicago skyline and Oak Park beach next to us. Ahhhh. I want to go back.
We also enjoyed some Chicago style deep dish pizza from Lou Malanati’s. Our hotel gave us a coupon and we enjoyed a free warm cookie covered with ice cream for dessert. The total of our bill was $20 AFTER tax! I would definitely go back, their pizza was delicious! And, the dessert to die for!
We also had a little time for some shopping on Michigan Avenue and I purchased my first Lululemon running outfit!
We even went to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Such good times with my love! 🙂
So, while in Chicago. We did a little birthday shopping at this lovely store. Brian told me that he noticed they were building a Michael Kors in St. Louis, BUT it won’t be built before my birthday. So, good thing we had a Chicago trip planned. 😉
I am craving this chocolate frosted yellow sheet cake on Sugar Plum’s blog. Complete with sprinkles, please! Maybe Brian and Miss Autumn will bake one for me for my birthday! 😉
And, later in the evening I would love it if Brian surprised me with some Cake Batter Martinis that I saw on Allison’s Nestful of Love. Aren’t they the cutest drinks ever and just perfect for a birthday?! Hint, hint.
To add to the excitement and busyness, Brian and I decided to sign up for the school’s Dream Team this year! We have our training tonight at the dome and it is for 4 hours, not sure what we will all learn? We will be working all of the Rams football games at the dome and will earn a portion of it back to put towards the kids tuition. There are also a lot of optional events you can work, so we may do some of those, too! I am hoping it’ll be a good chance to get to know some of the other parents in the other grades, too! I have heard it can be a good time, so I guess we’ll find out soon!