November 19, 2004

Mall Trip With Mimi

This past Wednesday Mimi (a/k/a Kate's great grandmother) joined me and Kate for a visit to Aventura Mall. We went to Aventura because it's one of the better decorated malls (for the holidays) and they have fun things for kids to do, like a train ride and an indoor playground.

Kate had a blast. After a quick bite at Cheesecake Factory we headed to the train. The train was great because, although it is for small children, adults can squeeze in to ride it too. Kate and I rode in the engine and rang the bell. It was a quick trip, but Kate enjoyed every minute of her journey through the little Christmas village. Between the festive village and all of the decorations, Kate was in a state of amazement. She was pointing to everything she saw.

Then we headed of to Macy's to do a little shopping. Mimi bought Kate three adorable outfits and the best looking stuffed holiday Grover I've ever seen. He's almost as big as Kate. And she loved the watch that came with him. I put it on the tightest notch and slipped it onto her wrist. She kept waving her hand around to show off.

After shopping we had to of course do another train ride. This time it was even better because we rode in the caboose. It had a much better view.

Our last stop was to the indoor playground. Kate was, as always, thrilled to be playing among other kids. She watched them and followed them and even tried to steal their shoes (the playground is a "no shoes" zone). Kate and I took a few trips down the small slide together. She totally dug it. She wanted to climb up the slide to do it again and again.

And after such a busy day at the mall we were pooped. I didn't even bother to put Kate's shoes on for the stroller ride back to the car. And after only a few minutes on the road she was fast asleep.
Posted by Jean-Marie at November 19, 2004 11:05 PM
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