The Chicago Bean

Last week I went to Kolcraft in Chicago with Sarah, Christine, and Valerie.
(Shared a little here, read especially if you’ll be at BlogHer)

Kolcraft did a great job at letting us see the city. I’ve been to Chicago several times before but I’ve never been to the bean.

I thought it was pretty cool. Here I’m standing under the bean.

I had to take a picture with sweet little Sawyer too!


About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (17), Gavin (11), & Sawyer (5). She is happily married. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.


  1. I’ve never been there either. That is so cool!

  2. Jenny says:

    Fun! I didn’t know Chicago had a bean. LOL!

  3. I miss Chicago! Such an awesome city compared to Atlanta!

  4. Really wish that I could go to Blog Her this year 🙁 I have never been, maybe one day!!

  5. Wow – that is really cool!!

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  6. I’ve lived in Illinois pretty much all my life and I’ve only seen the bean MAYBE twice. It’s so neat though! I’m glad you had a chance to see it 🙂

  7. Rachel says:

    Great photos!! I love the bean 🙂

  8. Crystal says:

    I never new there was a bean in Chicago…lol That is so neat looking.

  9. What a fun trip – I’ve never been to Chicago!

  10. Wow, that is pretty neat.

  11. How fun! By the way, I apologize for accidentally posting my giveaway in the linky section. I wasn’t meaning to post it on the WW linky. : o

  12. I’ve never heard of this bean but it looks very cool! Aww, Sawyer is such a cutie!

  13. Looks like a great time! I’ve never been to Chicago, but now I have to go just to go to the bean!

  14. Boy, and to think you were only about an hour away from my house. hehehehe

  15. I’ve only been to Chicago once and I live in IL. I’ve heard of The Chicago Bean. Pretty neat!

  16. marina says:

    Have heard so much about the windy city. Looks like you had a blast!Enjoy BlogHer

  17. I so want to go there one day!

  18. Dawn @ Finding the Happy says:

    Wow – that … THING …. is awesome. It looks like a giant drop of mercury! In any case, it’s nice that you had the opportunity to visit. I’ve never been to Chicago. Take care 🙂

  19. That’s so cool! I got to go to Chicago last January, but I didn’t get to see anything. I’d love to see The Bean and (even with my tremendous fear of heights) go out on the see-through floor at the Sears tower!

  20. Looks like y’all had a fun time! The pics in the bean are pretty cool!!

  21. I love that bean! We took pictures there earlier this summer. I love your middle shot; the one that is all swirly.

  22. Jen says:

    That bean is so cool. I have never been there, but that’s really neat.

  23. Billie says:

    Great pictures! I’ve seen it in movies, but never knew where it was.

  24. Awesome pictures!

  25. So lucky! My husband is from Chicago, but I’ve only been there once, and the Bean was the ONE thing I wanted to see most of all…and it was under renovation!!! It was the biggest disappointment. I’m glad you got to see it.

  26. Anne says:

    Cool pictures, I have never been to the Bean, but it looks neat.

  27. In looking around to make a comment on a non-give-away Post I chose my hometown that you visited, and didn’t tell me you were here!!!! Dang girl, I could’ve met you downtown and said hello and met the infamous Sawyer too! DARN! So, you like our Bean huh? I remember while working for a law firm on Wacker & Randolph I use to walk their every day to file a case or to get a Sherriff’s summons or even file a workers comp case across the street at the State building. I guess I took it for granted the things that people come from far to see. I thought it was actually silly when the bean came, but now that I don’t see it every day I want to go back to visit. Go figure. Thanks for sharing my hometown! CHICAGO IS… SING IT FRANK~!!!

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