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    Thursday, September 18, 2008

    White Girls

    A few weeks ago, we attended the Latin Festival in Chicago's lovely downtown. I love the city. I would totally live in the city, waterfront of course, if I didn't think my kids would be the whitest girls around, or have the possibility of being one of 27 Public School students shot this year. Really, 27. So far. And school's been in, what, like 4 weeks? Damn guns.

    But here are my chica's. They were loving the festival. They loved the music, the food, and the Manzanita Sol. In fact, Emma hounded us to buy some for a week afterward. She has good taste, what can I say.

    After the festival and all the appreciation that comes from people watching, we headed over to the Shedd Aquarium. We have a season pass, so we thought we'd swing in for an hour or two before we headed back to the parking garage. As an aside, did you realize ( I did not) that it costs $25 a day (!) to park in the downtown area? Crazy! While watching the Kimodo Dragon to make it's move on the strategically placed prey, I had a little anxiety moment. Too.Many.Strollers.And.Kids.In.Baby.Bjorns! Really, they have that stupid petrified dinosaur looking thing in a room the size of my closet, and they expect us to enjoy that experience? I guess it's a good thing the aquarium is remodeling this winter. So needless to say, after that I needed a dose of serious medicine, so off to Baskin Robbins it was. Ah, serenity. Doesn't that word remind you of Fergie's "Big Girl's Don't Cry"? Me too.

    So that's it for today. And yesterday, apparently. Man, I can't remember the last time I was too busy to sit and blog for a minute. I guess I should start taking advantage of the post-date posting option, huh? I'm hoping to get my camera battery charged up, and put up some wicked cute pics of a new little bizzeenass I have going with neighbor Kate. We are just so darn creative, it's scary.

    7 Response(s):

    Rachel B said...

    Great picture of the girls. You have a great camera. What kind do you use? (Or maybe it's just the phoitographer?)

    Meg said...

    Your girls are THAT white, come on, Emma has tan lines in the winter!! Wait til I have kids....

    Kelli said...

    You know my kids are white, Emma and Maggie not so much.

    Where is Gretta, we need to see her too. (Sorry, that is what your mom would have said)

    Jill Johnson said...

    so funny, I actually sang the song before I read the Fergie part!! did you get chocolate peanut butter? I was having a bad day and Aaron brought me home a pint. They should put Nutella in their chocolate. i think I will suggest that.

    Keli said...

    Rachel- I use a Canon Rebel XT Digital SLR with a 28-200 Lens. How smart did that sound? Mostly, it's just dumb luck getting a decent picture.

    Kathie said...

    Man if you think your girls are white you should see mine!--Wait a minute--what happened to my girls!!!!!!Just kiddin. Those who don't know me or my girls are probably thinking "I don't get it"
    Keep on bloggin'

    A Mom of Boys said...

    I can't believe the parking prices in Chicago. We went there for the day once and paid $25.00 for parking so we could go on the ferris wheel at the peir. It was fun and all but parking was crazy!! Love your posts Keli.