Charlotte's Journey Home

Just a Regular Kid, Sort Of

New Year’s Eve Chicago Kid Style

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Our New Year’s Eve celebration began at 10:00 a.m. (yes, you read that correctly) on the 31st. We met Charlotte’s buddy Taylor and her parents at the Navy Pier Winter Wonderfest. For lack of a better description, Winter Wonderfest is an indoor amusement park with a winter and holiday theme that is staged in the big festival hall at Navy Pier. It is nothing short of spectacular!

Right at the entrance, Charlotte was hooked. She fell in love with the decorations, especially the inflatable bear.

Then she hit the slides (inflatable and traditional). Rode her first Ferris wheel and LOVED it. Found the perfect horse on a carousel. And we all took a train ride. (That’s Susan and Taylor with us, not to be mistaken for Aunt Sue and cousin Taylor!) We joked that the girls’ pictures will always be their moms and them because their Dads were taking the all the photos!


And, we also decorated (and ate) sugar cookies at the Ginger Bread House.

This is Charlotte’s homage to Heath Ledger.

Later, Charlotte had some McDonald’s french fries and a few bites of burger. It was a super-exciting fun morning. Charlotte was wiped out and took a 4-hour nap!

I think Charlotte would like it to be New Year’s Eve every day!

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Author: Culture Bean

I am a mother, a pre-published children's author, and a published academic. I am also a "mommy blogger," though I hate the term. My passions are reading and writing. As a professor, I strive to help my students think critically about the media and culture with which they engage. I've started this blog because it's time I put my money where my mouth is!

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