Sunday, May 23, 2010
Steve and I took our traditional, annual trip this week, this time to Chicago. Although it's a working vacation for both of us, we still manage to relax and have a lot of fun. Steve worked at the conference booth for the first 2 days, while I did my summer and fall/winter school planning. The third day they were short at the booth, so I got don a work Jersey and help reel people in for their presentation. That was the working part. For the relaxing part we read, napped, took baths, went walking, ate out, went to the movies, sight seeing, and caught a Cub's baseball game. Three trip highlights for me were the Architectural Boat Tour (thanks for the suggestion Brooke and Luke!), singing "Take Me out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch with Steve's boss, and the "Chocolate Bag." Steve had this dessert on a trip to Chicago 14 years ago and has talked about it ever since. Now I know why!
For months, Ellie has talked non-stop about being able to dance on a stage for her recital. The big day finally arrived and she couldn't have been happier. She performed a ballet number "Kimbo Bop" and a tap number "The Codfish Ball." Ellie takes her dancing seriously, and while most of the class stood frozen on the stage, she tried hard to remember and perform all the moves. The highlight of her evening was receiving her first dance trophy at the end of the performance.