The Shedd

We took Cohen to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago on New Year’s Eve.  It was his first trip, and while Tim and I had been there in the past, it had been years – like 8 or 9 – to be exact.  So it was like new to us, as well.  We thought it’d be a fun way to get out of town on New Year’s while still living the family lifestyle!  It was a great time.  We got to see lots and lots of fish and all sorts of all water creatures, as well as penguins, seals and dolphins.  Cohen loved it and so did we!


One of the best parts was seeing the beluga whales in the underwater viewing area.  They would swim right up to the window and Cohen got such a kick out of that !

We also got to see the Fantasea Water Show – featuring the dolphins, penguins…and Santa!  It was cute and luckily Cohen made it through sitting “still” for that, which made us happy.  Granted we shoved his face with cheerios, and even his pacifier, once or twice, just so he didn’t try to run away…which would mean falling down cement steps!  EEK!


After leaving Chicago, we stopped in the suburbs to eat at Red Lobster. Have I ever mentioned what a rock star our kid is when it comes to eating out?  Not only had he been in the car for a large portion of the day, at the Shedd and now in a restaurant, he was happy as a clam.  He is so darn adaptable!  He also ate lots of chicken strips from his kids meal, which made us happy because he isn’t the best when it comes to “big people” food.  He’s getting there, but it’s definitely baby steps.

So once again, another post chock full on Cohen-y goodness.  And hey, we are getting closer to present day!  I will get there eventually!  In other news…where did the first month and half of this year go?  Wasn’t it just New Year’s Eve?  It’s nuts….can’t wait for Spring though.  I’m happy February is going by quickly, because to me, it’s the least productive or necessary month ever!

Thanks for checking in!




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