Football pursuits in Chicago toy stores

Devin Hester plays with his son on familiar turf during a cover photo shoot earlier this year
 
 

By Devin Hester

Football is in full swing and I couldn't be happier. I'm a little sad that I don't get to spend as much time with Devin Jr. as I did over the summer, but it definitely feels good to be back out on the field.

Not all is lost when it comes to spending time with Devin, though. He's still just as happy to see me walk through the door when I get back from the Bears practice facility. I feel the same way!
He loves playing football with me, and we have quite a few footballs around the house.
We roll it back and forth on the ground, and I've noticed that the regular football is HUGE for him. I laugh the entire time he's trying to pick it up and carry it around. I figured it was about time to make things right, so I took him out on a toy store run to find a better-sized football.
There are a ton of toy stores in Chicago. We actually found a perfect football at our first stop-Toys et Cetera, 1502 E. 55th St. We went inside and I asked if they had footballs that would work for my little man. The guy took us back to an area that featured toys for 1-3 year olds. Devin was overwhelmed! I watched his face as we got close to a bin full of foam footballs. His eyes got so big. He pointed at the footballs and looked up at me. It was so funny. This is a cool place, and they have toys for infants all the way up to early teenagers. We'll definitely be back.
Before we left on our football excursion, I looked up different toy stores in the area. Like I said, there are a bunch, and as long as we were downtown I figured we'd continue our toy tour. Our next stop was a place called Galt Toys + Galt Baby, 900 N. Michigan Ave. They have a lot of baby stuff like strollers and cribs, but they also have a lot of toys. Devin played forever with all of the cars, trucks and train tracks they have there and had a small fit when it was time to leave. Pretty cool place.
Our last stop was a place called Psychobaby, 1630 N. Damen Ave. This is a crazy place with a ton of cool clothing for kids. Kind of off-the-wall type of stuff when it comes to kids' T-shirts. They also had toys, and the one thing that caught Devin's attention was the stuffed animals and puppets. They've got some good classic toys, too, like blocks and other toys made out of wood.
Overall, it was a fun day walking around. Just spending time withThe boys and their toys
Football is in full swing and I couldn't be happier. I'm a little sad that I don't get to spend as much time with Devin Jr. as I did over the summer, but it definitely feels good to be back out on the field.
Not all is lost when it comes to spending time with Devin, though. He's still just as happy to see me walk through the door when I get back from the Bears practice facility. I feel the same way!
He loves playing football with me, and we have quite a few footballs around the house.
We roll it back and forth on the ground, and I've noticed that the regular football is HUGE for him. I laugh the entire time he's trying to pick it up and carry it around. I figured it was about time to make things right, so I took him out on a toy store run to find a better-sized football.
There are a ton of toy stores in Chicago. We actually found a perfect football at our first stop-Toys et Cetera, 1502 E. 55th St. We went inside and I asked if they had footballs that would work for my little man. The guy took us back to an area that featured toys for 1-3 year olds. Devin was overwhelmed! I watched his face as we got close to a bin full of foam footballs. His eyes got so big. He pointed at the footballs and looked up at me. It was so funny. This is a cool place, and they have toys for infants all the way up to early teenagers. We'll definitely be back.
Before we left on our football excursion, I looked up different toy stores in the area. Like I said, there are a bunch, and as long as we were downtown I figured we'd continue our toy tour. Our next stop was a place called Galt Toys + Galt Baby, 900 N. Michigan Ave. They have a lot of baby stuff like strollers and cribs, but they also have a lot of toys. Devin played forever with all of the cars, trucks and train tracks they have there and had a small fit when it was time to leave. Pretty cool place.
Our last stop was a place called Psychobaby, 1630 N. Damen Ave. This is a crazy place with a ton of cool clothing for kids. Kind of off-the-wall type of stuff when it comes to kids' T-shirts. They also had toys, and the one thing that caught Devin's attention was the stuffed animals and puppets. They've got some good classic toys, too, like blocks and other toys made out of wood.
Overall, it was a fun day walking around. Just spending time with Devin is a blast, and seeing him light up in the toy stores was fun and memorable.
Devin is a blast, and seeing him light up in the toy stores was fun and memorable.

Football is in full swing and I couldn't be happier. I'm a little sad that I don't get to spend as much time with Devin Jr. as I did over the summer, but it definitely feels good to be back out on the field.

Not all is lost when it comes to spending time with Devin, though. He's still just as happy to see me walk through the door when I get back from the Bears practice facility. I feel the same way!

He loves playing football with me, and we have quite a few footballs around the house.

We roll it back and forth on the ground, and I've noticed that the regular football is HUGE for him. I laugh the entire time he's trying to pick it up and carry it around. I figured it was about time to make things right, so I took him out on a toy store run to find a better-sized football.

There are a ton of toy stores in Chicago. We actually found a perfect football at our first stop-Toys et Cetera, 1502 E. 55th St. We went inside and I asked if they had footballs that would work for my little man. The guy took us back to an area that featured toys for 1-3 year olds. Devin was overwhelmed! I watched his face as we got close to a bin full of foam footballs. His eyes got so big. He pointed at the footballs and looked up at me. It was so funny. This is a cool place, and they have toys for infants all the way up to early teenagers. We'll definitely be back.

Before we left on our football excursion, I looked up different toy stores in the area. Like I said, there are a bunch, and as long as we were downtown I figured we'd continue our toy tour. Our next stop was a place called Galt Toys + Galt Baby, 900 N. Michigan Ave. They have a lot of baby stuff like strollers and cribs, but they also have a lot of toys. Devin played forever with all of the cars, trucks and train tracks they have there and had a small fit when it was time to leave. Pretty cool place.

Our last stop was a place called Psychobaby, 1630 N. Damen Ave. This is a crazy place with a ton of cool clothing for kids. Kind of off-the-wall type of stuff when it comes to kids' T-shirts. They also had toys, and the one thing that caught Devin's attention was the stuffed animals and puppets. They've got some good classic toys, too, like blocks and other toys made out of wood.

Overall, it was a fun day walking around. Just spending time with Devin is a blast, and seeing him light up in the toy stores was fun and memorable.

 

 

 
 





 
 
 
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