Archives for August 2011

Weekend Activities – September 2-5

Chicago 6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult (my post about it) FINAL WEEK! Fri, 9/2 – Singalong Story Hour with Mr. Singer at Lincoln Park Zoo – FREE   Fri-Mon, 9/2-9/5 – Taste of Polonia at Copernicus Center – $7/adult donation; children 12 & under free North suburbs […]

Garden Patch Farms

Garden Patch Farms – website Today I’m welcoming our very first guest poster, Mary Whalen! Mary is a mom with two daughters (2 1/2 and 5) and a husband of 8 years. Before her job as mommy, Mary was a technical writer and instructional designer. She now has a website for moms who live in […]

Millennium Park

 Millennium Park – website   Location: 201 E. Randolph Street, between Michigan Avenue and Columbus, Chicago Admission: Free Parking: The Millennium Garage has entrances on South Columbus between Monroe & Randolph.  $14 – Early Bird: Monday – Friday (In between 5 – 10 a.m. Out by 7 p.m.)$19 – 0 – 3 hours$21 – 3 […]

Weekend Activities – August 26-28

Chicago 6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult (my post about it) Sun, 8/28 – WTTW Kids Readers Are Leaders Summer Tour with Miss Lori at Aldi on Pulaski & Argyle – FREE Sun, 8/28 – Summer Storytime with Blackbird Puppets at The Open Books Store – FREE North […]

Moore Park Playground & Sprayground

Moore Park Playground & Sprayground – website Location: 801 Geneva Dr, Geneva Phone: Geneva Park District – 630-232-4542 Hours: Mon – Thur   10:00 am – 7:00 pm           Fri – Sun       10:00 am – 6:00 pm Admission: FREE Parking: There is a large parking lot with free parking. Bathrooms: There is one outhouse […]

Comic Con Family Day

Comic Con Family Day – website   I posted some information about Comic Con before we attended; this is my follow up with more information and our experience. Comic Con is gone from Chicago for this year, but will be in mid-Ohio, Austin, New Orleans, Toronto, the Big Apple, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Dates can […]

Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park

Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park – website This post is a bit late – this is the final week of the Family Fun Festival. The Family Fun Festival goes on all summer and it’s been on my list of “Things to do right now!” since it started in June, but somehow it’s suddenly August. […]

Weekend Acitivites – August 19-21

Chicago 6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE – FINAL WEEK! (my post about it) 6/29-8/21 – Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the United Center -$50.50 & up/child, $68.50 & up/adult; family 4-pack starts at $150 – FINAL WEEK! (my post about OVO) 6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – […]

Giddy Dip ’ems Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Jackie! Thanks to everyone who entered and especially to giddy! Giddy Dip ’ems Review & Giveaway – website I was recently asked to try a new snack: giddy dip ’ems. Giddy dip ’ems come in four flavors: Strawberry, Tropical, Sour Apple, and Grape. The crackers are whole grain […]

Comic Con Family Day (pre-post)

Comic Con Family Day (pre-post) – website Comic Con has arrived in Chicago and their Family Day is Sunday, August 14. We’ll be there; will you? Here’s some information you might want: Location: Donald E Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont Hours: Comic Con opened on Thursday, August 11 and runs until Sunday, […]

Weekend Activities – August 12-14

Chicago 6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE 6/29-8/21 – Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the United Center -$50.50 & up/child, $68.50 & up/adult; family 4-pack starts at $150 6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult Thur-Sun, 8/11-8/14 – Taylor Street Festa Italiana – Free, but […]

Overnight Getaway – Hilton Indian Lakes Resort

Overnight Getaway – Hilton Indian Lakes Resort – website Location: 250 West Schick Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 Phone: 630-529-0200 Parking: There is free parking in the large attached lot. Check-in & check-out: Check-in is at 3:00 pm. Check-out is at noon. Price: I depends on the date and room type (obviously), but rooms can start […]

Weekend Activities – August 5 – 7

Chicago 6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE 6/29-8/21 – Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the United Center -$50.50 & up/child, $68.50 & up/adult; family 4-pack starts at $150 6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult  Sat-Sun, 8/6-8/7 – Retro on Roscoe – $6 donation requested […]

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