Skip to main content

Meadow Gets Us to Go to the American Mall

We are still waiting for baby and getting anxious. Plus we haven't left town since New Year's, which is kind of a long time for us. 

We might as well make something something fancy for breakfast since we're stuck here until the baby comes. Today we made kaiserschmarrn.

While waiting for breakfast Meadow and I played her memory game. We seemed to have lost her new card game set or at least we don't remember where we put it.

I'm pretty sure they're in her new toy boxes.

Anyways, the emperor's trifle is dang good. 

Meadow has been asking to go to the American mall (That's Mall of America to everyone else) so we decided today would be the day. But first we had to stop at the library for new books and movies.

Meadow picked out a Legos Justice League movie and I picked out the Incredibles. Ever since Halloween she's been obsessed with super heroes and Wonder Woman in particular.

Apparently everyone that didn't want to deal with the Super Bowl people last weekend decided to come this weekend. There has only been one other time where we have had to park on the very top of the ramp.

I still find it funny that this is the only mall we'd ever go to. Supposedly most locals avoid MOA at all costs. I find its absurd consumerism somehow charming.

The rides all had long lines. Since I can't go on any of the rides I patiently waited behind.

Bubble Guppies is definitely Meadow and I's favorite ride. 

After the first ride I was hungry for lunch. 

Shake Shack has become our go to restaurant at the mall.

Meadow finally agreed to go on the bus and that goes round and round

There's me patiently waiting again.

It's kind of like Where's Waldo, but with Brooke.

We finished off rides, or at least we thought we did, by riding the mine car roller coaster. Every time we come to Nickelodeon Universe Meadow wants to ride on more and more of the rides.

We took a break from the long lines to see if we could find more tights for Meadow.


We failed, but found our way to the giant Lego play area. She's been playing with our Creationary Legos every day. It seems she's moved on from Duplos and we're debating if we should get her a big kit of mixed Legos.

Meadow has been much braver with the rides. She actually agreed to do the bumper cars even though we told her she had to go alone. I waited in line with her and helped her get buckled in. I went back over to Scott and he said, "Does she even know what to do?"


We stayed over by her and were those parents constantly giving direction. She pretty much only spun in circles the whole time. 

We stayed at the mall later than we thought, had leftovers for dinner, watched the Olympics and went to bed.

Because that's what you do when you're waiting for a baby.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Over the River & Through the Woods to Grandmothers House We Clean

My mom had wanted us to come down to my grandparents home to clean for months. Unfortunately a busy summer had kept us away. We finally made it a week after our honeymoon ended. We slept at my parents home in Cudahy before heading down to Racine. We got home from our trip on Tuesday and left for Milwaukee on Thursday. It was almost like an extended vacation. Before leaving the cities we stopped and had dinner at Foxy Falafel. It was pretty good and I like that she uses sprouted chickpeas.  I never knew my grandparents on Poppyseed Tuska's side so Grandma and Grandpa Wojcik were a special part of my life. They both passed away last year after living nearly 90 wonderful years.  Their home was always a wonderfully warm and inviting place. The perfect place to spend your Christmas Eve in front of a fire place. Since it's going to be sold, Brooke and I took on the massive task of organizing and cleaning the home. When Scott told me his mom wanted us to c

A Lovely Day

The time change didn't really affect me and I got up at my normal time. To Scott it meant sleeping in even later. While he was still asleep I worked on our meal planning and grocery list. Once I finally got up we were both ready to go grocery shopping. Brooke even had all the bags packed.   We tried to figure out somewhere to eat brunch. We had decided Bad Waitress when we remembered that the Lowry Cafe has breakfast and we hadn't been there in a long time. Brooke ordered the corned beef hash special. I got the mighty big Jordan breakfast. I was full for the rest of the day.  We mostly shop at the Seward Co-op even if it's halfway across town. Once the Lowry Bridge reopens we'll likely go to the Eastside Co-op more often. Via bike.  As always ,Brooke writes our dinner list on the chalkboard. According to Sprout Robot this week it's time to start tomato seeds. I like that their instructions come with little drawings.

Money DOES Buy Happiness

I got a wake up call when I realized all the loans I took out for school actually went for school. I'm only working part-time at Menards now which is just enough to pay the rent and bills. My phase of being poor wasn't really a phase, but actually permanent. I took out another loan so I would have extra cash to feed me (being poor is the best diet). I won't see that money for another month which means no time off for a Christmas break. I have to wait a few more days to find out if I even get Christmas Eve off. This is by far the sadest Christmas ever for me. It doesn't even feel like Christmas. Only one house on my street put lights up, I'm used to everyone in my whole town putting up lights. Plus we don't have a tree or any decorations and we haven't had any snow yet. I did get a Christmas present from Menards, 55 dollars in Menards money and this. In two weeks someone I love and care about very deeply will be in London for 5 months and I only get to s