Archive for June 2013

Make Fireworks in a Jar for the 4th of July

Make Fireworks in a Jar for the 4th of July
July is all about fireworks. Some kids love the colorful and loud explosions in the sky around the Fourth of July weekend. Other kiddos aren’t so sure about this noisy annual tradition. Regardless of whether or not your kids are fans of the real thing, you can work together to re-create the bursts of cascading... Read more »

Food, Fireworks and Fun with the Chicago White Sox for the 4th of July weekend

Food, Fireworks and Fun with the Chicago White Sox for the 4th of July weekend
Earlier this summer, we had the chance to check out the new Family Day offerings from the Chicago White Sox (boy, did we have a blast). Have you made it to a White Sox game yet this summer? No? Well, this week is the perfect time to make a visit to U.S. Cellular Field! The White Sox have a new promotion coming up for the 4th of July holiday that I wanted to tell you about. On July 2nd, 3rd and 4th,  the White Sox are proud to present "Food, Fireworks and Fun." The three game series vs. Baltimore will feature specially-priced menu items, including dollar hot dogs, and specially-priced tickets, accompanied by various fan entertainment and an extended firework show. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the holiday in an affordable and family-friendly environment...

Justin Roberts (love him!) is coming to Ravinia on July 7th

Justin Roberts (love him!) is coming to Ravinia on July 7th
We love children’s musician Justin Roberts. Our family has been catching his live shows all over town for a couple of years now. This guy always puts on a great show — and there is probably no better place to catch Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players live than Ravinia. Perfect summer afternoon, right?... Read more »
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"PORK-a-pa-ZOO-la" comes to the Lincoln Park Zoo

"PORK-a-pa-ZOO-la" comes to the Lincoln Park Zoo
This one is for all you piggie lovers out there! Come visit with Illinois Farm Families at Lincoln Park Zoo on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their “Pork-a-pa-Zoo-la” event! In the Farm-in-the-Zoo area, your family will learn about farming — everything from planting soybeans to raising pigs, while meeting farmers and participating in... Read more »

A Family Outing to a Chicago Fire Game

A Family Outing to a Chicago Fire Game
Last week, we an opportunity to attend another Chicago Fire game. And I am going to to go ahead and reiterate what I said in my post about our Chicago Fire experience last year — this is a great outing for families. My kids just loved it. And my husband and I agreed that a... Read more »