Tuesday, April 03, 2007

As promised...

I didn't think I'd ever use the words "mall" and "fun" in the same sentence, but we did in fact have a lot of fun at the Mall of America. Truthfully, though, we probably could have had fun without the mall. What made it fun was the fact that we got to spend a few days away with our family. Some of these other things helped too:
- hanging out in the hotel pool
- watching Marcel and Julie skip through the mall parking lot, trying to convince the easily humiliated Nikki to join them
- seeing Maddie's reaction when she discovered Legoland and realized how many things can be made out of Lego
- watching the expressions of Marcel, Nikki, and Julie as they splashed through the log ride
- giggling after Marcel managed to shake loose a bag of taco chips from the snack vending machine
- eating at the Rainforest Café while fake monkeys and snakes swung from the branches above
- staying up late in the hotel room
- cuddling with Maddie on her own special hotel room cot
- enjoying mother-daughter bonding time with Nikki in Ikea while everyone else swam
- ice cream - mmmmm...
- taking pictures of Marcel trying on hats
- and (this one's for the horny redneck Vicki) "reconnecting" with my husband in the bathroom while the children slept. :-) (B&S will appreciate that one too, given our hotel room history together.)

And here are the pictures to prove it... (except for that last one - there will be NO pictures of that!)
At the Mall of America
At the Rainforest Cafe
The Timbaland Twister
The log ride
Maddie on the airplane 2
The girls at Legoland

You can see the whole set over here.


Anvilcloud said...

Great pics and great memories ... especially ...

Horny Redneck Christian aka Vicki said...

I am so proud of you!!

I've done that before. A few times. okay.. lots of times.

Those pictures of your vacation are just FUN! Mall of America. Olivia would love it.

oshee said...

Isn't it wonderful to have the chance to like your family? I like mine too. That is what makes vacations so much fun, not where you go.

Michele said...

every time we go there we have fun. don't know why... but HOW WAS THE HOTEL?! did you see the 3 story warrior?

Linda said...

Sounds like such fun!

Kila said...

Our beautiful midwest weather really shines through on that first photo, LOL ;)

I was in complete awe of Legoland. We loved Underwater Adventures, too.

Liz said...

Great pictures Heather! I'm glad you had so much fun.

Janet said...

Heather, I ESPECIALLY love that shot of the girls on the Timbaland Twister! That's a suburb action shot -- fantastic!

Glad it was such a fun time!


Pamela said...

brings back memories of family stuff.

So hard to get together as they grow and have families of their own.

and move to places far away.

ha ha ha ha to the hotel bathroom.
I can tell you right now that 10-15 years down the road your oldest one will bring that subject up and say.. 'Mom remember when you and dad thought you were being so clever in that hotel room in Mn?"

BarnGoddess said...

it looks like you had a good time! I love the Mall, I am pathetic huh? Mall Of America is one of my all time favorites and ive only been once.

Hooking up w/ hubby in the Hotel bathroom, I LOVE it....

Gina said...

So glad you had such fun, in as many places as possible! ;)

tracey said...

Those are great pictures!! And I had to laugh about the bathroom. Gotta take advantage of alone time any chance you get! So funny.

Just wanted to check in with you...it's been a long time. I was poking around Minti and it reminded me of you. Stop over and say hello sometime. The community over there would love to hear from you!

Joyce said...

sa-weet, as my girl would say.
(Ever tried the closet?)

Robin said...

Hey Heather, it's probably a surprise coming from me, but I just nominated you for a Thinking Blogger award :). I LOVE that this post is up, if anyone happens to hit your site from mine, lol. It's one of the reasons I need to read you more than I currently do, lol.

I bow to your bathroom antics!