So, I decided that since all the kids have a long weekend we would head up to Chicago to play in the city with my family. We always go up there with some kind of holiday or specific event, we rarely take time to enjoy the wonderful offerings of the city.
My husband is staying home...since he has work. Our car is making a funny noise and I decided I wasn't comfortable driving it that far alone with the kids (and hubby didn't get it fixed yet). And the temperature is considerably lower that I would like for all-day walking. BUT....my mom is meeting us half-way (Clifton exit on 57! Go DQ!), we have our winter coats and hats, etc., and I will have enough family around that I might even get some alone time!
Our plans include a zoo visit, many meals with family, sleepovers with uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents, a night out with adults and no kids, sleep, and fun!
We'll see how it goes! The kids are super excited...they even helped pack (my 4yo filled the suitcase with diapers...and the 2yo put himself in, what else do you really need?)....and I am excited too.