Monday, May 25, 2009

Our Memorial Day

While there are a lot of upsides to the hours that Eric works (twelve hour shifts three times a week), one of the downsides is that he often has to work holidays.  And this year, Memorial Day is one of them.  So instead of celebrating today, we took off on a family adventure yesterday to Millenium Park.  We'd never really spent much time there before, but what a treasure!  There are fantastic trails, the best playground I've ever encountered in this area, as well as a splash zone and a "beach" of sorts.  Emily was in seventh heaven the entire time we were there, and Eric and I had a blast as well.  Oh, and the best part was that you typically have to pay between Memorial Day and Labor Day to use the beach and splash zone, but since we were there the day before (when there wasn't a cloud in the sky and the temperature was in the mid 70s) we didn't have to pay.  Here are some of the pictures we captured!

The swings are always a big hit!

She was a little unsure of all the water at first, but caught on quickly!

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