This post is going to be filled with lots of random mumbo jumbo.
Most importantly, is the news of THIS. Yes, a re-make of Wet Hot American Summer at Sketchfest in SF. How I wish we still lived in Cali at times like this! I can’t believe they got the whole band back together. A-mazing. It is reasons like this that I love that entire cast. So yes, this is a random thought that has nothing to do with Ben. But, as you can see, it is also very important to me. Almost as important as Ben’s cute little outfits.
Fondue with cheddar.
Chris Meloni was even there to play his beloved role of Gene. I still can’t watch SVU without laughing. LOVE. Thank goodness for Twitter to alerting me to this gem, along with up-to-the minute pics of Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, Marguerite Moreau, etc, etc. Good times. Wish I was friends with everyone in this funtastic group. *SIGH*
Ok, back to our Chicago trip! And this precious face:
Starting the day off right//Old Navy pajamas with TOMS
Every morning we wake up and we venture off to breakfast. This is the life! I could get used to this. No cooking, no trying to figure out what to make for Ben each morning…someone has already done it for me! Ben has been eating like a champ, thanks to the Residence Inn. The above picture was Ben heading down to his breakfast…I hope he doesn’t expect this type of treatment once we are back in NJ. Waffles and yogurts for you, buddy!
Off to lunch in the snow / Ben vs. Hunter / @Hub 51 / Ben Gapped out for a wintery Chicago day
It was a full-blown stow storm here in Chicago on Friday. It was nice at first…very pretty and I was excited for the snow. But by the time the evening came it was just a hassle. We had a wonderful lunch at Hub 51 next to our hotel…what a cool place. I had a ridiculous plate of nachos. It IS vacation, after all. That evening, we tried to go out to dinner with the stroller, only to realize we couldn’t push the stroller because of so much snow. Soooo, we just held Ben and ran a block to Rosebud Trattoria…yum, Italian! Ben was crazy at dinner and we were probably in and out in about 20 minutes. Typical.
Extreme V / Gino's East + my huge banana hands / Jersey Represent / Waiting for deep dish
Check out Ben’s extreme V…could not resist a picture…if you haven’t seen this SNL skit, you are missing out. Ben Stiller & Andy Samberg at their best.
Anyways, we decided to head out to a nice touristy place for our Saturday evening. We wanted deep dish pizza. We ARE in Chicago. Can’t leave without some ooey gooey pizza. So we headed to Gino’s East which was only about a half mile from our hotel. It was such a fun place…just the cheesy (pun intended) atmosphere we were looking for. And the pizza was delicious. Perfect evening.
Today Dan is off, so we’re heading out for some more touristy activities (so many activities!) Sears Tower? Shedd Aquarium? So many choices!!! And then…back to reality tomorrow.