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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.

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