On Saturday, RoadTripDaddy and I got the kids up early and headed out the door for the first of two surprises. When we got to the train station, we told the kids we were taking a train ride. Monkey LOVES trains. They were very excited for their first train rides. We boarded the train and headed towards the city. The kids were enthralled looking out the windows. It was fun to watch the excitement in their eyes. Sweet Pea asked why we were stopping. At every single station. All 10 stops. We had to change stations when we arrived downtown so we could head to our next surprise. We walked the couple blocks to the Ogilvie and hung out for a bit until it was time to head to Ravinia. On the train we told the kids that we were headed to see Laurie Berkner! Sweet Pea kept asking if we were going then. She later proceeded to tell a nice woman on the train that we were going to see Laurie about 15 times. RoadTripDaddy and I figured she was excited. However, this didn't stop her from asking why we were stopping again at every station. This time there were 12 stops to question.
The kids had a blast at the concert and it was definitely worth the trip. After the concert, we headed into the city and explored Millennium Park. It was a ton of fun but we were exhausted by the time we finally made it home. More about our weekend to come later.
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