We went to the mall with friends the other day and the kids had a great time, playing in the little stream that’s there. Not that you can tell that by the picture!! At least one of them is halfway smiling.
I had the pleasure of meeting up with a new friend yesterday. We met at Wolf Camera and then went over to the mall where Sara got to check out the playground and play in the little stream. I had to put an end to that when someone added a whole bunch of chlorine to the stream, so we went to the fountain. Sara of course had to climb on top and run around the fountain, getting faster and faster and faster. She was making me really nervous because she was getting awfully close to the water. You can’t see to the bottom because the water is murky, they have plants and fish in that fountain, and I know there is some kind of grate at the bottom for the plants to attach to…. probably the perfect size for a little kid to get their foot stuck. I finally told her to get down, which she wasn’t too happy about. We walked back along the stream and my friend and I took pictures. Sara was having fun running, jumping, hopping, skipping but she knew she wasn’t allowed back in the water. Next thing I know, my friend is pointing out a dripping wet Sara on the other side of the stream. She fell in!!!! All those times I tell her to stop climbing, jumping, running, and to slow down… but she insisted on learning the hard way. Of course I had to shove the camera in her face, but she was so embarrassed that she turned away (like that’s going to stop me!) but then I got her to turn around after all. Unfortunately Sara’s little swim meant that my friend and I had to cut our get-together short so I could take Sara home. It was warm out, but it was windy and she was getting cold.
Next time, I’m packing a change of clothes!
I heard about this new shopping center recently and talked Greg into checking it out last Sunday. It’s right at the lake, and they have fountains, a lighthouse, even a small stage. Mostly we just walked around the fountains and and along the lake, and didn’t really check out the stores that were there. We did walk into the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and came out with a box of chocolates. They’re pretty good (but pricey!!), and not nearly as good as Godiva. They had some caramel apples, too, and Melissa really wanted one. Greg didn’t buy her one because a) we would have had to get Sara one, too, and I know she would have taken a few bites and be “stuffed”, and b) $5 a piece seemed a little expensive for a caramel apple. Melissa got mad, and was following way behind us on the way back to the fountain, dragging her feet and crying!!
So here’s Mopey…
… and Dopey (hiding from the camera… had to stick his head in his shirt after the kids took his hat away)
And of course Fountain Girl. I’m surprised she didn’t fall/jump in!