Thursday, January 01, 2009

Chicago

We spent a couple days at Nate's parents near Chicago. Shannon's clan went, too--we made lots of memories, and not all good ones, either! All in all, though, I think everyone had a good time. I think.


Livvie & Leah enjoyed riding Trango.


We spent a day downtown. Well, everyone except Shannon, who lay in bed with the flu. Ick.

We went to the Museum of Science & Industry... here we are on the trolley.





Livvie liked watching the chick hatchery (not sure what it's called exactly.)


Nate & Livvie checked out the enormous nativity.





Emily & Ellia were very affectionate!








We were really interested in the German U-boat, U-505, especially since we had recently watched the film "U-571."





We also stopped by Milennium Park. Here's Livvie checking out her reflection in the Bean.


The skating rink was packed, with tons of people waiting in line.






Early last week Justin & Kelly & Brendan had the flu. By the end of the week, Evan & Emily had been ill. Tuesday Shannon was sick, and then Livvie woke up yesterday feeling crummy. She had a fever of 103.8 and was clingy & fussy. Poor baby!
We left Chicago around 4, and Livvie finally did vomit in the Jeep (on washable items, thankfully!). It wasn't a fun ride home, for sure. She was miserable.
This morning she's doing lots better. She's playing and singing like normal, with just a slight fever. Here's to hoping no one else gets this nasty bug!

2 comments:

Alicia said...

We got that flu bug and passed it around to our family too. blech! Thankfully the vomitting/diarrhea part only last 24 hours here.

Karee said...

my whole family got the flu over Christmas last year - seems we passed it around so a new person got sick each day. So miserable! I'm sorry you guys got sick :( I hope the rest of your family stays healthy! We love your pictures - Livvie and Ellia are DOLLS!