Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Today is brought to you by the letter "M"

Well, yesterday, actually. Yesterday was Adventure Day, and we stayed fairly close to home and went to Annapolis to the mall (thus, the letter "M"). We have a routine (mom and son are both very structure-driven):

1) Enter through Nordstorm. Admire all the shoes. (Zack is particularly fond of the ones with "sparklies" on them). Me, I liked this pair - but alas, after foot surgery, I live only in Danskos or Birkenstocks.

2) Currency lesson -- throw pennies, nickles, and dimes into the fountain. Not only are we learning our coinage, but we do a countdown, too.

3) Play Place -- this mall has an indoor playground (convenientally next to Starbucks) so Zack can run around. Here's some photos from last November (my camera that I always carry had a dead battery, of course, so these will have to do -- and they're personal favorites).....

4) I may manage to peek into a few shops, but next true destination is the "run around place" -- the ampitheater where they have special events, or barring that, a big open space that kids just love to play tag in. Yesterday, a rather disgruntled looking Easter Bunny was there, but Zack ignored him and played with some kids that were there until he got too hot and decided he wanted to "look at stuff".

5) Next stop, Pottery Barn Kids. They have an employee there that is just fabulous -- when kids come in, she shows them all the toys they have on demo, and sits right down and plays with them. We bought a planets mobile that is amazing. I don't have a photo of that and it's not on their site, darn it. But it's cool as heck.

6) A few more peeks into shops, and we've reached those major money makers (don't we wish we'd thought of these?) -- those rides that cost .50 and basically just shake you back and forth for 30 seconds. We rode them all.

7) We can never pass a bookstore, so stopped at Borders. Zack went ape over a Hot Wheels Field Guide. So I bought it. Yeah, I know, hush.

8) Lunch! This time, Red Robin, and he ate toasted cheese, for the 2nd time in two weeks, a huge accomplishment. Got a free balloon on the way out, and it's time to reverse the trip and head out.

9) Stop for a quick chocolate at Lindt (Zack, not me) where he charmed the socks off the two ladies working there.

10) Throw more coins in the fountain.

11) Head home.

Tada! Adventure day!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos...looks like some good times...thanks for sharing all your happiness with us...and well as Easter is also coming up in a while now i'd also like you to drop by my blog on Easter Wishes and Greetings sometime and enjoy all that i've posted there!!!


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