Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Carsyn Takes Chicago!!

We decided to be brave this year and go on the annual Chicago shopping trip with my family. Ok, namely because Carsyn was just dying to go to the American Girl Place ;) I remember the Christmas I got my Samantha doll. Truthfully I might have been a little too old for her, but man I LOVED her. I read the books over and over and insisted we dress in matching outfits.

The American Girl place is truly amazing. I can't wait to take Carsyn back for tea and big girl stuff, but I was just happy to spend some time staring at the beautiful displays with her

So Maddox was not really a fan, but the Lego store was just upstairs and we took him to Navy Pier one day. He loved the pier and Carsyn pretty much napped the whole time. Prissy girl-she barely napped when we shopped!!

Oh, and Maddox's favorite part of the trip...playing with Carsyn at the hotel..

Carsyn's first cab ride!

I LOVE shopping on Michigan avenue..

(The American Girl Place)

(The Tory Burch store was so beautiful!)

I LOVE Giordanos pizza..

I LOVE snowy days..

(Trigger kept an eye on Maddox the whole trip)

I LOVE the Walnut room at Macys on State Street..

Basically, I LOVE Chicago-such a neat, neat city.


  1. Looks like y'all had a great time! We have an American Girl Place here in Atlanta...just sayin' ;-)

  2. My husband has been to Chicago a few times but I've yet to go (except for a layover at the airport a few years ago!). Would love to go do some shopping there at some point too! Looks fun!

  3. I love all the pictures! So glad you all had a nice trip. I think Carsyn is definitely going to be a shopper!

  4. We went to American Girl Place in Chicago when I was about seven, and while I don't remember making the trip, I love looking at all the pictures. I'm sure Carsyn will love looking back at these when she's older. I love the personalized magazine cover!

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  6. you are in big trouble (or should I say Shane) when Carsyn actually starts shopping!!

  7. I am so so jealous right now. I love American Girl dolls. I need to take my girls to this store. I can't wait to get them their first ones. :)