Saturday, September 10, 2011

Family Vaca

Although I'm posting the majority of our summer happenings month by month, I think our mini vacation we took in June warrants its own posting.  Seeing that we remodeled our kitchen and bathrooms in the spring (perhaps some pictures later?) and Luke has about a 3 hour limit in the car, we decided to stay close to home for our vacation this year.  We headed up to Gurnee, IL to Key Lime Cove, which is a hotel with an indoor water park. 

While we waited for our hotel room to be ready, we killed some time at Gurnee Mills Mall.  Evan was so excited to see the Hudson Hornet from the Cars movies.  We also had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe, however I was not able to take any pictures since Evan was terrified of the whole concept. 

 Like a kid in a candy store...
 in the hotel lobby area, where they also had Starbucks coffee (thank you!)

 Not the greatest picture, but a view of the whole water park from the lobby

 The slides in the kiddie areas were perfect for Evan, my super-cautious child.  They also supplied the life jackets for "free".

 Luke had fun splashing around in the mini fountains.

 At the hotel restaurant - ARRGGH!

 Hanging out in our room
On our way home we visited Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview.  It's one of the nicest ones we have visited, with a great selection of activities for Evan and Luke.  However, it was VERY crowded, probably since it was a rainy day.  

Playing in the infant area

 Who is that adorable baby in the mirror?

Building and painting a house

 Grocery shopping in Dominic's

Reliving mommy's college days as a cashier at Super WalMart

Making a sandwich at Potbelly's

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