plus i really like this dessert!
the goodie bags were stamped with music notes and filled with a slap bracelet, some stickers, a small journal notebook and a few pieces of candy. we tied music note ribbon to each one.
her favorites….strawberry licorice (NOT cherry!), strawberries, fresh pepper slices and cheeseburgers.
to keep the surprises coming….that weekend, daddy drove the whole family to the train station to send the two of us off. deanie knew i was “sweeping her away” but had no idea where we were going or how we were getting there.
off to chicago we went for the weekend!! this was her first train ride.
and her first cab ride!
we stayed at the whitehall hotel. very quaint but nice. perfect for the two of us 🙂
we mostly stayed around the water tower place to shop.
and of course the american girl store. she was so sweet and wanted to make sure to buy a little something for each of her siblings with her own money. treasures for the boys were found at the candy store and a little treasure for dancy was purchased at american girl.
the tulips were in full bloom, unusually early, due to an early heat wave. perfect for us because they were beautiful!
we ate dinner at the cheesecake factory. she really wanted to go and i wanted to be the one to take her! it was delicious…the portions were so huge that we both laughed a good laugh when we were served. 🙂