Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekend in Chicago

What a fun and strange weekend. One day we are in short sleeves, the next day in full winter gear. We fit a lot into our trip to Chicago. A playdate with old friends, a trip to Trader Joes to stock up on our favorites, and a fabulous dinner party.

We started with roasted red pepper dip and pita chips, then we had a romaine salad with feta, grilled asparagus, leg of lamb, and baked potato. For dessert, some killer yellow cupcakes with champagne pomegranate buttercream.

The next day, an Egyptian themed birthday party at the Field Museum, complete with three giant pyramid cakes and mummy cookies (all baked by my friend). I wish I had taken a picture of them, they were incredible!

Decorating explorer's hats...

and then off to explore

Lots of rocks and crystals to touch

Fossils to clean

Parasaurolophus, a plant-eater

But in our home we're mainly a fan of the carnivores

Like Sue

On the way home we somehow fit in a trip to the butcher and to the nursery for some blueberry bushes and fruit trees.
I'm really tired today.
But how I love that city.

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