Friday, November 23, 2007

How To Find A Parking Space In 20 Minutes

So in honor of Black Friday, I took the girls to the mall to give them a little education. I think they're still to young to be taught about pre-dawn Doorbuster Mayhem, but they're old enough to learn about Hustle and Bustle, which is more of an afternoon activity. Our mall of choice was Northpark in Dallas. This was chosen for the model train display, which I mentioned yesterday.

Our day started between 7:00 and 8:00 - I didn't exactly pay attention to how many times I snoozed the alarm. We worked and rushed getting onion broth and acorn squash and two pounds of Brussels sprouts cooked up for Kara's breakfast and lunch, then got her out the door. We followed along behind.

We made it to the mall after Kara's 1:00 appointment with the doctor, where we "convinced" him to have her central line put in next week. (On Wednesday he said he wanted to hold off since Kara's weight loss had slowed, but today he claimed that he was waiting on her.) She's currently getting several different IVs each week, and getting poked for each of them is not helping her.

The train display was a lot of fun. It was very crowded, but we were able to take our time and see all of the trains. They had quite a few running, and it was pretty neat. Anna took a lot of pictures, and I'll post some if anyone turns our camera in to lost and found at the mall.

But despite losing our camera and having to fight dirty to get a parking space, it was a pretty good day. The mall was jam-packed with people, and since we were soaking up the atmosphere rather than actually shopping, we got just what we were looking for.


Marcia Mickelson said...

The model train display sounds like fun. My boys love trains. Too bad you lost the camera.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I hid on Black Friday -- educational or no, the traffic around here would choke a goat! I'm glad you had a good time and sorry about the camera.