Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Kid is Smarter Than Me!

Chicago is great.  I LOVE big cities, love them, love them, love them.  Chicago is one city I haven't been to before now and it is pretty cool.  But, I like New York better.  I guess nothing can compare to it in my mind.

One thing is for sure, this is the place for kids.  There is so much to do with little ones.  The Field Museum, the Aquarium, The Children's Museum, the Planetarium, and the Science Museum.  In fact, the reason I picked a conference in Chicago is so that Syd could see "Sue," the largest reconstructed T Rex in the world.  Yes, Syd has wanted to meet Sue for a LONG time.  Well, today was the day.  I must admit the Field Museum is pretty amazing, but after about 4 hours...I was done.  Not Syd, nope, she was LOVING IT!!!!  Reading and watching about evolution, animal habitats, and dinosaurs...she was in heaven.  I wanted to go shopping. 

The shopping that Syd wanted to do?  The Sue store....yep, a whole store dedicated to dinos, my little girl was in heaven.  We did manage to pick up some pretty cool Christmas gifts and Syd was to enraptured to notice.  Afterwards, we went to the Shed Aquarium where Syd seemed to know everything about the fish and other animals.  There was a presentation on an owl....Syd knew all the answers and asked some great questions.  By the end of the Q&A the presenter was calling Syd her little expert.   Again....my kid is smarter than me and dare I say, a little bit of a nerd.  It is all good though because she is the most beautiful nerd I've ever seen.

We did get to the American Girl store.  Syd was not impressed....7 stories of dolls?  So?  But, when we walked in Layne said, "my babydoll!!!"  She could not pick out a doll because she wanted all of them.  I'm hoping someday we can go and she will bring her "favorite" AG doll, she can get her hair done w/ her, and they can get a matching outfit.  Oh yeah, but I like talking about dinos too...no, I REALLY do....I promise!

Mere even had a little shopping spree today.  For those of you who don't know, "Mere" and "shopping spree" don't usually go together unless "electronics" are also in the sentence.  Not today....she has some super cute new clothes after an afternoon at a local boutique.  She looks super sexy!!!  Keep your hands off, she is mine!


tallgirl said...

She is soooo cool!!!

K J and the kids said...

What a winning combination.
I always ask my Syd. How does it feel to be smart AND beautiful.

Sonya said...

Sounds like your trip is going well! We absolutely love Chicago. How cool that Sydney got to do the things that were really important to her. She must be on cloud 9.

Enjoy the rest of your time!

Amy said...

wow, how fun for syd! actually for all of you but it sounds like she was was in hog heaven. can't wait to see what ryan winds up that passionate about as she gets a little older and her attention span lasts longer than a few hours on each concept/item ; )