Touristy family (and the ones who actually live here).
Clayre & Joe's super cool city living.
Wandered through the Chicago Cultural Center; loved this gorgeous mosaic decorated room and glass dome.
Lunch at XOCO (we love Rick Bayless!) capped by these amazing churros.
Saw this show* - SO FUN, especially because we went to high school with one of the cast members (I feel almost famous, since I played piano for the high school musicals he starred in). We all had a drink with him after and got the whole inside scoop on being on Broadway.
Family on a bench in the modern wing of the Art Institute.
Not very tall people posing in front of tall stuff inside the Art Institute & out.
Family photo opps all over the place - girls on a walk by the lakeshore...
... and the original 6 in the modern wing (plus of course a Christmas card photo taken in the park with all 8).
*the name makes it sound like it might be raunchy or something, but it's not. The storyline is a of a shoe factory in working-class England that's going under when Charlie inherits it from his father, and it turns around when he meets drag queen Lola and starts manufacturing stiletto boots for Lola & her gang. The main message is about accepting people for who they are, and the music is SO fun - I just smiled the whole time. It opens on Broadway in the spring, and seriously go see it if you get the chance.