Carter’s had a really great few weeks in kindergarten. She’s figured out the up’s and down’s, the right’s and wrong’s, and she’s making great progress. As a reward for her hard work (and, really, just a reason to go!), she and I took off early Friday afternoon and headed to Minnesota for a GIRL’s ONLY (like our boys would even want to come!) weekend of fun!
We hit the outlet mall in Medford, Minnesota, getting some great Christmas gifts for Courtney and Charlie, then continued on to Bloomington. We perused Ikea and had dinner at Chevy’s, our favorite restaurant in Minnesota. Carter beat me at the Dot Game while we waited for our meals. After that, it was hotel and swimming, what she’d been looking forward to most for days!
Carter and Tinkerbell (on a sign) at the Medford outlet mall
Full bellies and happy hearts … now, let’s go SWIM!
The Balloon Race at the Mall. “Wheeeeeee!” she giggled!
“I love my horsey!”
Bumper cars, kids only. I was worried she’d melt down when someone smacked into her, but she couldn’t have had more fun!
Playing in eye shadow samples at the Macy’s makeup counter!
Santa has arrived!
Carter won enough game tickets to get a little plastic lizard (she’s named Popcorn) and this really great skull ring :) She’s vowed to never take either the ring or ride bracelet off until we return to the Mall!