This past weekend we headed into the city to visit my first surrofam, A&T and Giovanni. We were welcomed by a little voice behind an open door, "Hello, come into my house". Mr. G had fun showing the girls his toys while A&T, Jason and I warmed up with some festive cocktails and catching up.
We later set out for the Lincoln Park Zoo where they do an event each year, lighting up the zoo with thousands of Christmas lights. The displays were quite impressive. The weather was not as frigid as it had been in recent days but cold nonetheless. The kids surprisingly lasted a full two hours as we walked around looking at the sights and admiring the Chicago skyline.
We then headed back to A&T's home to thaw out and have dinner. T made us a fabulous meal. We enjoyed each course with a bottle of wine to compliment the region of Italy the dish originated from. We wrapped up with dessert around 1 o'clock in the morning and then retired for the night quite content from all the food and drink.
In the morning we woke ourselves up with some coffee, gathered up the girls and said our goodbyes. It's always so nice to see them and can see this outing becoming a yearly tradition.
There are more photos in the RECENT album. :)