We ate amazing food all weekend: M's House, Nookies, a great Mediterranean grill in Lincoln Square, dinner at DaVanti Enoteca and breakfast at The Breakfast Club. And of course we finished it off with a trip to Ikea. My friend M has lived in Chicago for at least 7 years and has never been there! She got some great stuff too - especially the stool for her kitchen counter. I got some drapes for our guest room and some fun play food for the girls. A got some baby shower gifts, and a play rug and table & chairs set for her little guy.
We didn't have time to watch "Pretty in Pink" that M rented for us, but we got to meet her wonderful neighbors and friends and A and I had over 10 hours of interrupted talk time - AMAZING!
And J was great with the girls back at home. There was another haircut incident, but it only involved stuffed animals and dolls this time. They raked leaves, picked up gumballs in the yard, went out for ice cream, watched movies, went to Lowe's, etc. Sounds like we all had a good time.
Last night we took the girls to the Magic House (St. Louis Children's Museum), and the girls had such a great time. We usually split up and each follow one girl because they're interested in completely opposite things. So here's a few poorly taken pictures of JJ playing in the construction zone and in the Legislative Branch of government: