We decided to stay home for Spring Break, which ultimately was a great decision as my youngest was sick with the flu last week and is just recovering this week. But still, I decided to take the week off of work to hang with the kids and have some fun. Tam told me that last year, her sister Heidi took her kids on a "Trip around the world" right here in Chicago, and I decided to do the same! I made passports for everyone and glued in the flags of the countries that we are going to visit.
Today we saw China, otherwise known as Chinatown, located at 22nd and Wentworth in Chicago. We shopped for trinkets in the little gift shops, ate at Joy Yee Noodle Shop, and generally enjoyed the sunny day! The highlight for me was when we ordered chicken rice noodle soup for my youngest at Joy Yee; the waiter came back out and said they didn't have chicken noodle soup (something about they need a whole chicken for that and couldn't get one this morning) but perhaps the 8 year old would enjoy the fish ball soup. We all laughed until we cried, first of all she is the pickiest eater alive and does not eat fish, and secondly we are all so immature that the phrase "fish balls" gave us fits!
Tomorrow we're going to Great Britain!