Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy 6th Birthday to Molly!

On August 8th, Molly turned 6 years old!  We didn't have a big blow out party or anything, but we did manage to celebrate big.  We met up with my mom and step-dad in Chicago to treat Molly to a little get away! 

 We got up early on Thursday morning {like 4am early} and boarded the Metro train and headed to Chicago.  Once we got to Chi-town, we walked a couple blocks to take a water taxi.  That was so much fun! 

 Then we walked one more block and arrived at our hotel.  The first order of business was heading out the door to get to the American Girl store!

Molly won an American Girl doll at a school raffle and she has a bitty baby, too.  So she knows about AG, but thankfully is not obsessed with them.  The AG store was pretty overwhelming and a dream come true for me, err...Molly.  Actually, I think we all were in shock.  Lucy hung out in the bitty baby section where she got to chose a new outfit for her baby, and Molly wandered around and looked at everything.  Molly also made an appointment at the hair salon for Julie to get her hair done!  While we were waiting in line a of couple girls came up to Molly to wish her a happy birthday {she was wearing a birthday sticker that a store clerk gave her}, and they went on and on about her doll, and how cool Julie is and blah, blah.  I basically had to pick Molly's jaw up off the ground because she thought it was so cool these "older girls" were talking to her.  They actually were super sweet and I thanked their mom for raising them so nicely.  Good thing Julie is a doll because that hairdresser just ripped through her whole head of hair!  My word, it was painful watching!  But she did look cute, and I am sure her hair is back to being a rat's nest now.

Molly was able to get two outfits for Julie {ice skating and tennis} and an outfit for herself.  I had a lot of fun looking around and just staring at all the displays.  I always wanted to go to AG and look around.  My first doll was Molly McIntyre, and she is being retired this year, so sad!

Then we went to LegoLand next door and the girls loved playing there!  Molly built a school with students and Lucy built a compound with prisoners, her words, not mine, friends!  Then we ate lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, yum!

After our morning of shopping and eating we went back to the hotel to relax.  I think we all napped and then ate cupcakes from Crumbs.  Later on we went to walk around Navy Pier.  It was fun, the girls rode the little train, and we looked at all the boats.  The girls also ran around like crazy people in a grassy area, and Lucy played in a fountain.

On Friday we took the trolley back to Navy Pier to see and tour the Tall Ships docked there.  They had ships from all over the US there and they were so cool!  We got to board them and tour the decks and cabins.  We got there right when they opened and left right when the crowd was getting huge!  We also rode the Farris Wheel at Navy Pier, you know the big, tall one!  Yep, we rode it with my mom and the girls.  Molly and Eric also rode the big swings.  Molly buried her head in Eric's armpit the whole time, then proceeded to tell us it was "the most fun ever."

We ate lunch then went back to the hotel and got ready to head back to Milwaukee.  We took the water taxi and Metro again.  It was a lot of fun!

Molly had a great time, actually we all did.  It was something totally different than normal birthday's and probably will be a one time treat, but it was worth it!  I think for birthday #7 we will get take out and a red box!   


HappyascanB said...

What a fun birthday!! We went in an American Girl store last fall. Tim was so overwhelmed! :-) Molly got a bitty baby for Christmas and loves her! My sister also had Molly! I had Kirsten.

Know y'all had a ball in Chicago!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday!! They are getting to big ):

Zion said...

That does look like fun! Chicago is an awesome city. My oldest is about to turn 6 too and we are doing the big blow out party this year. At least I hope so. There is a lot going on right now!