7:56 Ella woke up.
Dave got off the bus at the planetarium. We stayed on what felt like forever to get to the stop close to us. We went down to the main floor after a bit because it was far too hot. The kids were hungry. Snickers were not a good idea because the chocolate melts so bad. But it was basically all I had left.
Then we walked ~2 blocks from the stop back to the hotel. They were pretty good on the walk
At the hotel a guy from Pittsburgh asks about the Steelers because of Miles’s shirt. At Willis Tower a lady talked to us about liking the Steelers, too.
2:55 We returned to hotel room. (3 of us since Dave was still out.)
We didn’t have time or the ability to get a real lunch so we had snacks in the hotel room. Miles had cashews and chips. I had chips and an oatmeal cream pie. Ella had chips.
3:32 Miles was finally in the crib. (He fell asleep pretty quickly.)
Ella rested lying down for a little but then got hungrier and we shared a cupcake.
I rested in bed with only some interruptions from Ella. It was so relaxing to be able to rest.
Dave decided to get hot dogs on the way back so he could bring us back food. He got fries and hot dogs but when he came in Miles was sitting in his crib. Then crying for like 15 min happened. I just couldn’t console Miles. I think 1 min before Dave got back, Ella woke up Miles when she ran through the hotel room but then he just didn’t cry or anything until Dave got back. Miles liked the hot dog. Ella liked the fries.
Dave wanted to go to a candy store or for ice cream. Ella didn’t want to go. Then Dave showed her pictures and a picture of a banana split got her interested so we went. I got a Milkshake. Dave got a cone. And then we got a banana split. Ella liked Dave’s cone. Miles liked my milkshake. Dave ended up eating most of the banana split since nobody else would.
Then we went to a candy store. It was in a mall in the same building as Macy’s. It was on the 7th floor. Wow did the kids go insane wanting stuff. I didn’t get a single picture because it was too hard to handle the kids and make sure they didn’t stick their hands in the candy or taste stuff.
We took a wagon and the walk to and from these places was purely amazing. Pulling a wagon was sometimes tricky to turn bends.
I got Miles to bed. He was so tired but didn’t want to go to sleep. Then when I was reading to him, he saw the cashews. That did not go over well. I offered him one but he wanted the entire container.
We waited a few minutes until he was asleep and then Ella and I headed to the pool. We had to leave the room through the room he was sleeping in.
Ella and I swam for about a half hour. There are signs not to take pictures in the pool area but I took one before we went in and in the elevator so I’d know how long we swam.
We got back, showered, and then it was almost bedtime.
Ella got under her covers at 10:04