Click HERE to find out a bit about our vacation.
Click HERE to find out about Day 1 of our vacation.
Click HERE to find out about Day 2 of our vacation.
Click HERE to find out about Day 3 (Part 1) of our vacation.
And now, Day 3 (Part 2)....
After some afternoon naps by all, we headed to the famed Mall of America....
Just one of the many entrances to the mall....
Now, let me start off by saying all four of us adults had been to the Mall of America in the past. None of us are huge shoppers. But, you really can't visit Minneapolis without going there.
Also, there are some fun kid things...Enough said.
We first split up by families for about an hour to look at a few things....Also, each family ate together.
Since Marc is a HUGE fan of the Minnesota Vikings (you can ask him why), we did go to the Vikings store.
Since truly I couldn't have cared less (football does not interest me at all)....I stayed with Luke outside of the stores....This photo was posted before, but here's what Luke spent his time doing during this time. My job was to keep him from hitting anybody with the stroller (and yes, we did have a few close calls).
After that VERY brief shopping (you don't get very far in only an hour at this mall), we all met up at the amusement park section of the mall (yes, this was for the kids).
Caleb (the almost 4 year-old) really wanted to ride the Big Rigs...So, that's what we did. Marc stayed off of this ride to take photos....
So, we have Reynold and Jesse....
One-half of my body is on the far left of this photo....Caleb is in the front of the Big Rig behind me. Tammy is sitting in the top of Caleb's Big Rig.
Because of where I sat Luke down on this ride, Marc was unable to get a photo of him.
We weren't sure what Luke would do with a ride -- he'd never been on one before. But, let's just say he LOVED it. In fact, when we had to get off, this is what we got (and I also have posted this photo in the past as well).
After Luke was a bit calmed down (but still sad that he couldn't go back on the Big Rigs), we headed to the carousel.
Marc took Luke on this ride.
Let's just say that Luke did just fine; however, you won't notice a smile in any of these photos. Luke took the serious approch to this ride....Marc told him to "Hold On," and that's just what he did. I don't think he ever let go.
Caleb, on the other hand, LOVED the carousel, and he definitely showed his enthusiasm. Caleb's in the green shirt in these photos.
Jesse didn't ride on the carousel, and he couldn't have cared less. He was very excited about the little bus nearby.
After the carousel ride, however, Luke and Caleb also discovered this bus, and it was a HUGE hit with them as well.
And yes, in case you're wondering, there were tears involved when the boys were trying to figure out who would sit in the driver's seat :)
After that, everybody (adults included) was exhausted. It was time to head back to the hotel for night.
Stay tuned for the rest of the vacation!
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