Ahh, nothing like a week in Florida! Every October we head down to Ft Myers Beach, FL. My family has been going to the same resort since I was a little younger then Quinn. I love that we get to make memories as a family at one of my favorite childhood places.
We kicked the trip off in Gulf Shores, AL. I found out I had strep throat (3rd time in 2 months, awesome) the first morning there, so I didnt get to see very much. From there we took a surprise Disney trip, then made our way to Ft Myers Beach. The week was full of shell hunting, pirates, sunsets, and pool time. It was a much needed break from reality.
Saturday my mom picked us up for a much needed Chicago trip. The weather was beautiful, the city was perfect, and it was an all around good time. We ate lunch at Navy Pier and walked around to check out all the renovating they have been doing. I can’t wait to see how it looks when finished. We always loved Navy Pier when we lived just a few blocks away. I know most people living in the city try to avoid it, but it really is a fun place.
There were so many different events going on over the weekend. Its one reason I love Chicago so much. Once the summer starts there are always festivals and different events going on in different parts of the city. Spring Awakening was going on at Solider Field, The Blues Fest in Grant Park, The Maggie Daley Park dedication, and I don’t even know what else. There was a Special Olympics event going on and a cover band preforming outside Navy Pier. Quinn and my mom got to dance to one of Quinn’s favorite songs (light em up, Fall Out Boy) before we headed over to the beach.
Olive Beach is our favorite little beach in the city. The crowd is usually smaller then the other Chicago beaches and you get a great city view. Its like a little hidden gem, some people don’t even know its there. Quinn got to splash around in the water and build a lady bug castle. The air was warm and the water was cool. Perfect beach day.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! This weekend we headed out to Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago. We usually go to the same farm every year, but this year I wanted to go some place new and I am so happy we did! Sonny Acres was perfect! We all agree, it is our new favorite pumpkin farm.
They have different carnival type rides for kids, pony and camel rides, a play area, sweet snacks, all kinds of goodies. Quinn had so much fun and is already begging to go back.
Here are more photos from this weekend (from my phone):