On a recent frigid day, we had the fun opportunity to head to the mall with a friend.
Because of our distance to the shopping area, when we go...we stay! We picked Lena up from preschool and headed to the food court. It's a bit of a drag, they don't have a McD's at the mall anymore...it's a cheap and sure deal-meal for all three (and me!). We let the kids roam. PJ especially loves to stretch his legs. Lena loves to touch everything! I love that the kids get super excited about dessert at the 25 cent candy machines.
My favorite spot is the book store. I grab a coffee and we go and "cop a squat". The kids area is in the back of the store and pretty well blocked off, that I feel safe letting Jack & Lena roam the few aisles on their own while I follow PJ and reshelf books after him. They really LOVE to just grab a book and take a look. And then another, and another, and another! Even PJ gets into the act (what a mimic!!).