Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mall Lunch Hits the Big Times


You know how our family has the weird tradition of meeting at the mall once a week or so. We each get what we want to eat and gather for a quick break together in the middle of a work day. It is a quirky tradition but it works for us.

Well, last week we took our mall lunch to the max! Yep, you guessed it! We were at the Mall of America! I went  into exactly one store there, but I had a delightful time.


Maria and the girls enjoyed the merry-go-round.


Cordelia and I rode together on a little kid roller coaster, with Maria and Elise just in front of us. It was a bit too tame for Cordelia.


The ferris wheel made that girl pretty happy.


Maria, Eric and girls on the ferris wheel.



Mike took this artsy photo of the escalator, looking into the amusement park.


Another artsy shot by photographer Mike.


What a wonderland for kids!


This project was made out of legos.  The photo doesn't accurately capture the true size of it but notice the people walking down below.


Later, Cordelia and I rode on that roller coaster that went over the top of most of the amusement park. It was a bit TOO much for her but she handled it well with just a bit of reassurance that the car we rode in would not go flying off the rail.


It was kind of a carefree time.  Nice.



There's Cordelia on the big kid roller coaster with me.



Honestly, everyone was not on their phones throughout the entire lunch!