I'm super glad I snapped this photo before we went inside because I didn't end up really taking much more.
We were planning to attend the family fireworks at Navy Pier that would be going on right about now. But as we were leaving the aquarium, my elderly 4-year-old complained of arthritis in his knee (or he bumped it or something) and the older boys wanted to go home and Ivy promptly fell asleep as soon as we strapped her in the car seat.
SO, instead of dishing out another $20 for parking and then bearing the cold cold COLD, we pointed our car homeward.
And here we are.
I've got to make this quick- ice cream sundaes with ALL the fixins are up next, and then Pop Rocks for everyone before bed, to ring in the New Year together as a family.
I longingly said goodbye to the city as we headed home. The lights, the snow falling ever so gently, it was all picture perfect.
Another time, another me would have ran to it with open arms. But this time, this me, her arms are already full.
Happy happy happy New Year, friends.
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