Saturday in Chicago with Stephanie

June 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Stephanie enjoying some hot Asian buns at Wow Bao.

We almost dropped!

Welcome to the Briar Street Theatre. Have a fruit rollup.

Last weekend Stephanie came to Chicago for a visit. I wasn’t sure what a 16-year-old would be interested in doing, but then I realized. .. duh. . shopping! We spent the day on Michigan Avenue. We hit H&M first because Steph had some money leftover on a gift card that I gave her for her birthday. After that we went to Wow Bao for lunch where we split a thai curry chicken bowl, 5 different flavors of bao, and hibiscus tea and lemonade. Wow Bao is in Water Tower Place and we spent about the next million hours in that mall going from store to store, before heading back out onto Michigan Avenue. We hit up a few more stores and then had a smoothie break at The Shops at North BridgeWhispers Coffee and Tea. And then we cabbed it home.

We rested for a bit at home because we had a big night coming up. We were going to see Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theatre. I took mom to see this show way back in 2007 and she loved it. I thought Steph would like it too.. and luckily she did. She laughed like crazy and was super into it. I’m so happy she had a great time.

What a fun day hanging out with Steph. Talks of high school, grades, drivers ed, jobs, and college, such a teenager now!

By the way, this is Steph’s 6th visit to Chicago. Check out previous visits:

2011: Trapeze School, Summer Sessions, Manicures
2010: Segway Tour, Tour de Fat, Summer Sessions, Skate Park
2009: Adler Planetarium, Cirque, Navy Pier
2008: Sears Tower, Millennium Park, Art Institute, Retro on Roscoe
2006: Shedd Aquarium

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