They shot footage yesterday while we were at the convention for Good Morning America. My mother-in-law is a huge fan, so Quinn and I went over when they asked in case they ended up using the footage. They used this clip only, a 1 second pan of a ride we sat in. So that segment ran this morning.
We relaxed a fair amount in the hotel, mostly because Chris and I woke up at 4am and couldn't get back to sleep.
The forecast shifted dramatically from what it was on Friday when we were planning and packing. It went from being chilly to downright freezing rain and snowing. Since we planned to visit and walk Navy Pier, we scrapped that and took the over-tired 4 year old back home.
The entire drive was sleet and rain. Plus there was a storm warning for the area.
We did beat the snowstorm, but barely. It's been snowing steadily since we arrived home.


For Chris's birthday last year I bought him tickets to Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. Well, today is the day!
We also won the lottery for entry into the big panel for Saturday. I was a little disappointed their big panel was Galaxy's Edge, which is the theme park they're putting at the Disney parks. But it turns out this was great for Chris, as it turned into a whole marketing and promotion type event, and that's totally in his wheelhouse of knowledge and interest.

Plus part of the pre-show was done by Warwick Davis, so that was fun.
Quinn did great waiting 2 hours for the panel to start (especially after a 3 hour car ride). By the time the panel started he was bored and wanted to play on his tablet, so he watched a movie while we watched the event.
When the panel was done we headed to the show floor, which was in another building. The temperature in the sun was perfect at 50 degrees for walking between the buildings.

This entire helmet is built of mini stormtroopers.
They had LEGOs over by the lego booth for kids to play with, so we spent a fair amount of time here while Chris wandered some of the show floor.
Chris dressed up as one of the Fisher Price Space Adventure People, which was a toy line that came out at the same time as Star Wars.

Quinn, of course, was Han Solo (new costume).
It was a pretty busy convention. With a 4 year old in tow I didn't spend as much time taking photos or even looking at things as I normally would. He had a tendency to wander off, as kids do.
I was impressed by the number of books and the fact that the Del Rey book publisher had a booth. They were selling a con-exclusive cover for a Star Wars book. Admittedly I've only read one Star Wars book, nothing was a huge must have. But I appreciated that a publisher for several books I've read over the years had a booth, since I've never seen that at a comic convention.
We were at the convention basically from 8:30am to about 4:30pm. Quinn did great considering how much walking and waiting was involved in everything. We stopped at the show store on our way out and he fell in love with this crystal fox, whom he named sniffy. He's been carrying it everywhere since picking him up.
 The view from our hotel was pretty nice, so that was a happy bonus for the evening.

He fell asleep looking at his Where's Waldo book.

Woke up to some snow this morning.

We all pitched in for a bunch of mini babies to welcome back a co-worker who has been out on leave for the last 3 months.

We worked on raking the yard this evening, since the weather has been so nice. It's going to get cooler over the next few days so we might as well enjoy the warmth.

We moved Quinn's house further into the backyard down on the grass. Now that he's older he will have more room to run around and play with his house here.

This morning was cold but we still headed out to the park at about 8:30 in the morning. He woke up hyper and full of energy so I figured it was best to let him burn it off early.
We did some grocery shopping then went to another park, where there were kids to play with eventually. 
Chris printed Quinn a nice time turner, from the 3rd Harry Potter book. We finished up the book yesterday and watched the movie in pieces throughout the day.

The weather was beautiful and I'm excited for the next several days to be warm again. I may even be able to run outside a bit as opposed to going to the Y.

We spent a lot of time at multiple parks today. I got in a fair bit of reading and Quinn burned off a lot of energy. Chris was able to take a quiet break at home.
We had a late hot fudge sundae snack after the second park to refuel energy before going home.

The weather is nice, it's sunny. I arrived home to find this little guy running around in the front yard. Of course the first thing he wanted to do was crawl into the car and pretend to drive and investigate everything he can't get into while we are driving somewhere.

This goose did not appreciate me parking so close.

Chris has an appointment this morning so I'm hanging out with the little one for awhile at the Y. He enjoyed running on the track and checking out the treadmill.

We've been doing different puzzles together this week. Lots of fun, though he prefers that I put together most of it since 48 pieces I think are still a bit much for his attention span.

Still growing and reaching for sunlight at work.