Friday, August 14, 2009

A Trip to Union Station

This week I took the girls out for what would be one of our final hurrahs before school starts. We ate lunch at Olive Garden, did a little shopping, took a side trip to the dermatologist for Emmalee, and then headed out to Union Station. Right now there is an exhibit based on The Chronicles of Narnia. Loving literature the way I do, as do the girls, we were absolutely mesmerized by the exhibit. The girls got to sit on a throne, touch a frozen waterfall, and launch a catapult. Walking through the wardrobe was magnificent as well; there was snow falling and the girls thought it was magical. Photographs were not allowed inside the exhibit, so here is a shot outside the gates.

The girls before the entered the exhibit.

We followed the exhibit with a trip to Science City. Emmalee went when she was about 15 months old, but this was the first trip for Tori (as well as the first Emmalee will remember).

Here the girls are in the Tot Spot.

On the seat deciding which was easier to lift

Emmalee making trash can music

Tori's trash can music

Tori hanging out on an alligator

Emmalee (our budding scientist/doctor) checking out the medical stuff

Hanging out in the helicopter

Climbing the grand staircase in Union Station before we left
Once we left Union Station, we headed out to one of the girls' all-time favorite spots: Crown Center. We had some Sheridan's Frozen Custard before heading to Gamma and Pappi's for a much overdue visit. The girls had a great time visiting and even got to feed their dog Biscuit some treats.

Having fun feeding Biscuit
It was a great day and a great way to bring the summer to an end (if there can be a great way to end summer!)!!!