I had the most wonderful time this week-end. My sister Naomi , my niece Rachel and her daughter Stella came to visit from New York.
They wanted to do a week-end in the city. I took the train in on Friday and met them at thier hotel.
We started out shopping on the Magnificent Mile, ate lunch at the Cheese
Cake Factory, and than shopped some more . It was late afternoon when we got back to the Hotel. We took advantage of Happy Hour and spent hours hanging out. My brother Joel, my sister Joni ,her partner David and Mia were there too! Oh, and Riley (my brothers friend) joined us too. He was the life of the Party. He's off the wall!
After hours of drinking and talking we went to eat dinner. Unfortunately most of the restaurants had at least an hour wait so we found a small little Mexican Restaurant and ate and talked more.
Saturday morning we started out by walking to Millenium Park (my first time there) , played in the Bean, took pictures and than went to the Art Institute for a few hours. After that we took the Ferry Taxi to Navy Pier.
We walked around, went on the Ferris Wheel and ate again.
My sister Joni invited everyone over for a Party Saturday Night.
My entire family was there. (17 of us) .
The pictures above indicates how silly we got. We danced, played drums laughed and ate again.
I'm so glad we had the opportunity to be together for a few days. It was so much fun!
We need to make it a point to do this at least once a year. FAMILY IS
TOO IMPORTANT and i am blessed to have three siblings who have made our family larger and more fun to be with.
My mom and dad would have loved seeing us all together having such a good time.
Anyway, it's back to reality!