More Summer in the City

Here’s another sort of Summer Fun checklist update. Lots more has been crossed off the list, which means I’ve been busy making the most of the short summer months.

1. Drive In

We saw MIB3 and The Chernobyl Diaries at Cascade Drive In in West Chicago. I wouldn’t recommend Chernobyl Diaries, but MIB3 was cute. The drive in itself was a blast – big screen,


tons of blankets in the car (with a Phoebe),


popcorn, and a Mountain Dew.

2. Picnic

As part of our anniversary celebration, we packed up a cooler, put a leash on Phoebe, and headed to a nearby park for a small picnic. No photos from the day, but we feasted on tuna fish sandwiches, sesame sticks (from Trader Joe’s), and strawberries for dessert.

3. Movie in the Park

Last night, a group of us headed to see Ferris Bueller’s Day off at a local park. I made some classic chocolate chip cookies (using Dan’s mom’s recipe) to munch on during the movie.


Here’s Dan and I before it got dark enough for the movie to start.


4. Book club

From Monday’s post, you saw we read Hunger Games and enjoyed an apple and goat cheese tart.

5. Make fresh fruit pancakes

It only half counts, because the blueberries were from Jewel and not a Farmer’s Market, but last weekend, we indulged in some whole wheat blueberry pancakes. Yum.

I really feel like we’re making the most of this summer, and we have lots of fun summer plans to come!


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