we have a very big trip coming up and so this weekend we decided to try a small getaway to chicago for practice. we quickly learned that traveling with two children under two is not quite as easy as we would like. we stayed at a beautiful hotel, ate delicious food, walked along the lakefront (even dug our toes in the sand), spent easter morning in the hotel room watching the ronde van vlaanderen, and vistited the aquarium. felix slept through most of it and eleanor boycotted naps making for an interesting time. luckily for stijn and our budget we missed the opening of madewell by 2 days. and it appears that crazy spicy chinese food does not agree with felix (we're going to have to work on that).