This little ditty was much more amusing than the actual movie:
Yesterday we finally made the trip as she'd been begging to see the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been anxious to go since reading "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" recommended to her by our friend, Ellen, from our favorite bookstore, Sandmeyers Book Store. We are fortunate to live in walking distance of the museum, so going to see just one exhibit is just my speed when there with kids. I love that Chloe and her friends each had grabbed a book from our library before leaving. Every bench, nook and cranny at the museum, they would sneak a break and a paragraph. I so love it when literature intertwines with visual art to pull my daughter out of the pages of a book into a different medium. I could totally envision her as a teenager - owning that museum, knowing every gallery and all the good spots to escape for an afternoon.
|Finally, a moment to read uninterrupted.|
Jasper has simply enjoyed not having to go to school. Although each day at school he comes home with smiles, he is never happy to go. Every morning he wakes up with the question, "Mom, do I have school today?" No baby, it's spring break. He's been loving the extra time hanging around in his jammies helping me whip up smoothies in the kitchen, or sitting with his sister as she creates worlds in MineCraft, or playing with his favorite babysitter while I nurse my back. There has been lots of time in the park, or along the waterfront, or in the playroom building train tracks and playing with Legos.
We've enjoyed such a lovely spring in Chicago, I haven't had that desperate urge to get out of town. This was one of those weeks when I just loved being home with my kids, enjoying the life we have here.