Minnesota has lots of perks! One of the biggest being the MOA!
I love shopping, but rarely make the trek to the Mall of America. There are just SO many people, and if I am needing to get in and out, this is NOT the place to go! BUT this past weekend we had no plans and a friend of mine invited us on a shopping excursion! Aidyn got extra excited when I bribed him with a ride in the indoor theme park!
So we headed out with plans to spend the entire day!
First stop was Sephora! With a typical three year old boy, this would be torture. For him AND me. Not my little trooper! We passed the time smelling perfumes! I think he could have gone on for ANOTHER half an hour!After being such a trooper we headed over to the Disney store! I gave Aidyn the "talk" before we walked in about not begging. I told him if he found something he really loved that we would remember it, and write it down when we got home! This way Santa would know what to get him for Christmas! He LOVED this idea! It kept him from begging the entire time we were inside. He was so good that in the end he got to bring home a new "friend" after all! Lucky the Dalmatian has not left his side since!
One of my favorite online stores for boy clothes is American Eagles kids store 77 Kids! I love the look of their clothes, and had NO idea they had an actual store location! BUT they do!!! The great thing about this store is that they have activities for kids while parents shop! Aidyn had a blast chasing the skull strobe lights, coloring on the chalk board, and playing with bean bags! They even had a bathroom in the store when Aidyn needed to go to bathroom RIGHT NOW! To top it off I found a sweatshirt for $5 and they gave him free candy from their candy bar!
Next it was time for Mommy to do some shopping! I got my fix with f21 and f21 accessories! The lines were long, but I stayed strong! I ended up with a fabulous little number! A floral print dress, 3/4 length sleeve. ADORABLE! (I paired it with leggings and brown boots for church on Sunday!) Aidyn was an angel during the entire time! He even tried on a few accessories of his own! Didn't he look FABULOUS?Aidyns favorite part was the Nickelodeon Universe indoor park! First things first he got to meet Dora and Boots! He was beyond thrilled! Unlike the kids in front of him, Aidyn didn't freak at all! He went right up and hugged them both! Smiled for the camera and everything! He topped it off with a ride on Diego's rescue bus! We had a delicious dinner at the Twin Cities Grill! I ordered the walleye sandwich with salt and vinegar fries! Yum! Washed down with Strawberry lemonade, and it was perfection! Although my favorite would have to have been the warm bread they serve for a starter!
While going to the bathroom at TCG a lady approached my son and gave him 12 free tickets for rides at the park! (how nice!) So after dinner we went back to on a ride together! We chose the Log chute! I thought Aidyn would be scared, but he was less scared then I was! The ride isn't too scary, but I was terrified Aidyn would be terrified! (or he'd fall out!) In our picture the park took, Aidyn is all smiles and I look terrified! :) TYPICAL!
By the time we were done with the ride, all three of us were exhausted! We took a picture in the photo booth, and headed home!
Aidyn zonked out immediately after getting home, and slept in the next morning! I'd call the day a complete success! Now I just cant wait to meet up with Amber and her daughter Em at the MOA Aquarium soon! Aidyn will just love it (and Em too hopefuly!!)
**P.S. I looked like a tourist, taking all these pictures, just for you! See?! I am dedicated to this blog :) lol**
**p.p.s Did you all know F21 has clothes for kids on their website?! Just found that out today! How cool is that! Check it out here!!**