Sometimes We Like to Play Tourists

For the first time in a while, we had a whole Saturday free of commitments and obligations! Ed and I decided to take the girls downtown to the Field Museum. There is a traveling exhibit of China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors. Lily had seen the exhibit during a school field trip, and we wanted to see it before it leaves Chicago in January. Winter showed up today with snow flurries this morning, high winds and temperatures in the 30’s, so it was a good day to explore the museum!


Terracotta Warrior
Terracotta Warrior
Terracotta warriors were lined up in the first emperor's tomb, and they all had different faces.
Terracotta warriors were lined up in the first emperor’s tomb, and they all had different faces.
Ed fits in well with the warriors, don't you think?
Ed fits in well with the warriors, don’t you think?
We saw dinosaur bones, too!
We saw dinosaur bones, too!

On the way home, we had to drive by Addison and Clark, even though not much is going on at Wrigley Field right now except for some construction.

The backside of Wrigley Field
The backside of Wrigley Field


Go, Cubs, Go!

The Cubs lost on Sunday. To Cub fans like my husband, this was not surprising. We were at the game hoping that they might be able to win it, but they lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1. We didn’t know many of the players, since the Cubs have traded a lot of their well known players mid season. Ed made sure to quiz me on the retired Cub numbers, though; #26, #23, #14, #10….

Cubs vs. Brewers
Play Ball!

It was a great game for several other reasons. Lily and Emmy received a Cubs chest protector pack. It’s like a backpack, only you wear it on the front like an umpire or a catcher. They loved throwing their peanut shells on the ground. They learned how to be part of a crowd wave. These are all important things for little Cub fans to learn how to do.
And they went to a Cubs game with their die-hard Cub fan Daddy. Ed made sure we got to Wrigley Field early so that the girls could get their special orange wristbands. The first 1,000 kids with a wristband got to run around the bases at the end of the game. That is a lot of kids, but the people working after the game to get us into line assured the parents that it would go fast. Once the kids started running around the bases that line moved really fast!

Since the girls were able to go run the bases, as their dad, Ed was able to walk on the actual baseball field for the first time and see the ivy walls up close. After being a fan since he was a kid, that was pretty thrilling!

At Wrigley Field
Go Cubs Go!

As Cub fans always say, “Wait ’til next year!”

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