Archives for 2012

Bring Joy to a Hospitalized Child at Children’s Memorial Hospital

One of the incredible benefits of living in the Chicago area is that we’re fortunate enough to have Children’s Memorial Hospital, the region’s top provider of pediatric specialty care, right here. Children’s Memorial has served over 148,000 children in the past year and they treat children from all over the country and from more than […]

Volo Auto Museum

Volo Auto Museum – website Location: 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo, IL Phone: 815-385-3644 Hours: Open 7 days a week, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Admission: Adults – $9.95 Children 5-12 – $5.95 (children under 5 free) – use their online coupon for 1/2 off a child’s admission with an adult’s admission. Seniors (65 and […]

Weekend Activities – February 10-14

Chicago Through 3/4 – The Houdini Box at the Mercury Theater – $15-$36 – read my post about The Houdini Box Fri, 2/10 – Family Valentine’s Dance at Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens – $10 Fri, 2/10 – Mother-Son/Father-Daughter Dance at Smith Park – $5 Fri, 2/10 – Mother-Son/Father-Daughter Dance at Horner Park – $5/person […]

Putting Your Heart In The Right Place – Easy & Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Surprises

Valentine’s Day is almost here! I’m always trying to come up with creative (& inexpensive) ways to celebrate and show John that I think he’s a great husband and father. I thought I’d share a couple of the ideas to help inspire you this Valentine’s Day. A few years ago I decided to surprise John […]

Weekend Activities – February 3-5

Chicago Through 3/4 – The Houdini Box at the Mercury Theater – $15-$36 – read my post about The Houdini Box Fri, 2/3 – Family Valentines Dance at Portage Park – $5/person Sat, 2/4 – Garden Buddies Family Event at Kilbourn Park – $5/person Sun, 2/5 – Target Free Sundays at the Chicago Children’s Museum […]

The Houdini Box

The Houdini Box – website Location: The Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-325-1700 Performances: January 24 – March 4, 2012 No shows on Monday. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 10:15 am Fridays – 2 performances a day, times vary Saturdays & Sundays – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm (March 14-March 25 at North Shore […]

Giveaway – Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream

Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream Giveaway **This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to Joelle! Did you read my previous post about all the fun we had at Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream? I know you want your family to experience it too! Use the promo code below for a great deal […]

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream – website ** Note: Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream is at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont January 25 through 29, and at the United Center in Chicago February 1 through 12. I’ve included information about both venues, but my experience and observations are based on what […]

Weekend Activities – January 27-29

Chicago Through 3/4 – The Houdini Box at the Mercury Theater – ticket prices vary Fri-Sun, 1/27-1/29 – Snow Days at Navy Pier – FREE Sat, 1/28 – Winterfest at Daley Plaza – $5/person Sun, 1/29 – Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown – FREE North suburbs Fri, 1/27 – Creatively Caring Make 2 at […]

Disney On Ice Dare to Dream is coming to Chicago

Disney On Ice Dare to Dream is coming to Chicago! I’ll be posting more information and our experience after we’ve seen the show, but here’s some information I was given to share with you: Get tangled up in the newest thrilling show to hit the ice, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Experience Disney’s hilarious […]

Weekend Activities – January 20-22

Chicago Sat, 1/21 – Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island – FREE Sun, 1/22 – Chinese New Year Celebration at the Garfield Park Conservatory – FREE North suburbs Fri, 1/20 – Dinner with Snow White at Nibbles Play Cafe in Wheeling – $10/child Fri-Sun, 1/20-1/21 – Rock & Roll Arts Academy Open House in Arlington […]

KidsWork Children’s Museum

KidsWork Children’s Museum – website Location: 11 S. White Street, Frankfort Phone: 815-469-1199 Hours: Closed Mondays (except for school holidays) Tuesday – Saturday    9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday                     11:00 am – 4:00 pm Open some Thursday evenings Admission: $6 per person; $5 for seniors. Family memberships start at $85 and includes free admission to […]

Weekend Activities – January 13-16

Chicago Sat, 1/14 – Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art – FREE – read my post about the Museum of Contemporary Art Sat, 1/14 – Story Telling at the Alliance Francaise de Chicago – FREE North suburbs Fri, 1/13 – Lunch with Batman at Nibbles Play Cafe in Wheeling – $10/person Sat, 1/14 […]

Toddler Tuesday at the Legoland Discovery Center

Toddler Tuesday at the Legoland Discovery Center – webpage Toddler Tuesdays at Legoland Discovery Center begin for the winter season January 10. Each Tuesday, Legoland designates the first two hours of the day to toddlers. Admission is discounted and toddlers have the run of the upstairs, including the 4D movie theater, renovated play area, and […]

KidSnips

KidSnips – website Location: 513 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook Phone: 630-571-1500 Hours: Monday – Friday  10:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday                   9:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday                     10:00 am – 6:00 pm Additional locations – hours vary: Chicago (Lincoln Park) – 1953 N. Clybourn, Unit F […]

Weekend Activities – January 6-8

Chicago Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission) Daily through 1/8/12 – Christmas Around the World at the Museum of Science & Industry – Included in general admission, $15/adult, $10/child; $13/adult & $9/child for Chicago residents Thur-Sun, […]

Our latest adventures…

So you haven’t been reading about many of our adventures here as usual. Sorry about that, but we have been busy! A couple months ago we moved from the Southwest side of Chicago to the Northwest suburbs. I’m still struggling to get used to a few things – not listening to traffic, planes, and trains […]

Overnight Getaway – Westin Lombard Yorktown Center

Overnight Getaway – Westin Lombard Yorktown Center – website   Location: 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard Phone: 630-719-8000 Parking: There was a large attached parking lot. Valet parking is also available for $4 or $7 for overnight. Check-in & check-out: 3:00 pm check-in, 12:00 check-out Price: Prices start at approximately $129/night on weekends and $219/night on […]

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