It has been a busy week for us. Thursday night Rick, D'Angelo and I went to the preview party for "Sugar from the Sun" at Garfield Park Conservatory . It was an enjoyable evening with the new exhibit looking spectacular! D had lots of fun playing in the children's garden with his friend Steven and eating flowers made out of fruit. The "Sugar from the Sun" exhibit opened to the pubic Saturday March 1st.
With Rick being finished up at Garfield Park there is still no time for slowing down...
Now, it's off to set up his garden Extreme Pools by RickRock - Sugar from the Sun at The Chicagoland Flower & Garden Show. The set up is this week with the show running March 8-16. He hasn't done the show in a couple years so it will be interesting to visit the new venue; Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
Friday, my Mom came over and hung out with us during the day. The kids love when she is here. Rick came home early so my Mom and I could catch the 4:30 train downtown. I took her to see Jersey Boys http://www.jerseyboysinfo.com/chicago/. We tried to get a table at The Italian Village but the wait was too long so we went over to the Chop House-conveniently located across the street form the theatre. The food was great and my favorite was the awesome pear salad we shared. The show rocked! I saw it at Thanksgiving and it was just as fun the second time. The funniest part of the night was walking back to the train station instead of cabbing it-just because. My mom was not convinced that I knew where I was going...Hello, I used to work at the Board of Trade Mom. We got to the train safely thank you.
Saturday I took the big kids to a super fun 2nd birthday party for their friend Taylor. It was at the US gymnastics center in Lake Zurich. The kids had a blast trying out all the trampolines, hanging from the rings and uneven bars, jumping into the pit, walking the balance beams, and playing in the bounce house.
Today we didn't do too much! We went and played at Taylor's house to meet her new pony Butterscotch. My kids thought it was so neat. I am NOT buying one.