KC got us all up bright and early and we were on our way to Schaumburg to Ikea.
There was no poop on the car this morning so MAYBE the computer data disks worked. Maybe.
We miss Ikea. I see lots of Ikea stuff posted on Craig's List in Hawaii as though it was really expensive and desirable. Actually, it's desirable but to be honest... cheap. I mean affordable. Gosh! I love that store!
KC loves the shopping carts and the Swedish meatballs which we didn't have on this trip. Tif was looking for a pendant lamp. I ended up buying a 59 cents giant reusable bag just because it was 59 cents.
We then drove a short distance to Woodfield Mall. At one time... a long, long time ago, I do believe it was one of the largest indoor malls in the country.
Tif treated us to lunch at the Rainforest Cafe just because we thought KC might enjoy the Disneyland Adventureland atmosphere. Unfortunately, it took them forever to bring the food and by that time, KC was tired and needing her nap.
The food was OK but a little on the high side. Tif says we're paying for the ambiance. I have to admit the clam chowder was pretty good though.
We did a little shopping at Woodfield but I just couldn't find that particular not so dressy, comfortable, not too revealing, washable dress I was looking for. I also couldn't find shorts that fit, didn't fall off my waist and looked good. Why do they keep designing shorts and capris that fall off your hip? There are some of us who prefer pants to sit near the natural waist. OK... That's a rant for another post!
We had dinner with friends who prepared two delicious soups (Spicy Mexican with avocados and meatballs and a corn-shrimp chowder) with a salad. Delicious! We brought a Portillo's chocolate cake that is really pretty darn wonderful!
KC especially enjoyed playing with her friend, Isabelle and parents, Uncle Jiro and Auntie Ida. Jiro is from Canada and Ida is from Albania. I love having friends from different countries. It adds even more richness to our lives.
Toilet Training Update: Ummmm... There was that little accident at Ikea, but it wasn't bad because that allowed Tif to reinforce the fact that KC needed to be more careful. She did great the rest of the day!