Saturday, May 31, 2008
Lauren's quote of the day:

"I like being out in The Nature!"

Said while walking Bella around Herrick Lake this morning.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I took the kids to Bike The Drive on Sunday. That is, bike on Lake Shore Drive at 5:30 in the morning. We woke up at 3:30am and were down in Chicago by 5:10am.

This is an event sponsored in part by the city. They shut the drive off at 5:30a until 10:30a. The sunrise was glorious.

All in all it was a great experience and the kids did not whine as much as I thought they would. We ended up doing 8 miles on the North end.

I would have liked to push for the 16 miles on the North end of the Drive, but Lauren was having a hard time on hills with her “little girl” bike…. Considering she did not have a bike where she could shift gears, she did really well and I am proud of them both. I brought bananas and Cliff bars… along with some Propel…

I would like to take the kids down and drive it now that they have ridden it…

Next year we will push to do the entire North leg of the drive.

We went out for breakfast after... and as soon as we got home (at 8:30a) Lauren was out on her bike again!