Shopping in Chicago! Tweet 24th April 201324/04/13 Amy's Blog Amy Hanten 0 Comments Great restaurants, a nice hotel, and shopping! Hello, bring it on! I love going to downtown Chicago! It has it all! My daughter Ireland and I were all set to spend the weekend at her dance competition in St. Charles, a suburb of Chicago. Then, we found out her first dance wasn’t until Saturday night, so we thought what the heck! Why not spend a night downtown. What a blast! Spending time with my teenage daughter rocks! I treasure those special times together. It’s been a tough couple weeks after we had to say goodbye to our family dog, so we were ready for some fun. Ireland graduates from 8th grade in about a month. We were on a mission. She needed a dress, shoes, the works. Okay, I confess, shopping with Ireland can sometimes be a challenge. Let’s just say she and I don’t always agree. She walks over and picks up the 4 inch heels, and I just say, “Sorry, not happening.” I’m pretty strict about what she can and cannot wear. She’s only 13. Let me tell you, age appropriate heels aren’t the easiest to find, especially when she wears a size 8 shoe. But, we did it! Mission accomplished! We took Michigan Avenue by storm and left the windy city with lots of shopping bags! Lots of memories too! She’s my only daughter, so shopping with a teenage girl is all new to me. I’m finding out shopping with girls is way different that with boys. But, I survived! LOL! Have you been there? Any advice? Any good stories? Please share! Back to Top Login Username Password Remember Me Register | Lost your password? Register Username E-mail Sign up for The Cooking Mom newsletter! A password will be e-mailed to you. Log in | Lost your password? Reset Password Username or E-mail: Log in| Register Cooking Community - Share Your Recipe Recipe Title Ingredient List Directions Other Notes Recipe Category Breakfast & Brunch Sandwiches Appetizers Soups Salads Sides Casseroles Slow Cooker Dinner Desserts Drinks Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) Please leave this field empty. × Cooking Community - Share Your Java Blog Blog Title Content Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) Please leave this field empty. × Cooking Community Sign Up Your Name Your Email City State Please leave this field empty. × Book Club Choice Your Name Your Email Book Title Description/Notes Please leave this field empty. × Login Username Password Remember Me Lost Password × This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work! Please upgrade today!