|Beautiful handmade gifts from my cousins|
|Walking along the Mississippi|
|Holding up that leaning tower!|
|David's silly girls|
|David and his "chick magnet"|
|Our Italian Fest Dinner|
On Saturday afternoon, our good friend, Jon (or "Uncle Jon" to our kids), came up from New Orleans for a visit. Jon is not exactly a big shopper so we decided to simply go to the Mall of America for dinner after we picked him up from the airport. Jon can now cross the Mall of America off of his bucket list......okay, I guess he needs to first add it to his bucket list and then cross it off. Regardless, Jon can now say that he has been there. Since we had the kids with us, and Jon really had zero interest in shopping, we decided to make a quick run of the mall's aquarium (Jonathan loves fishies!) and of course, going to the Mall of America with Madeline means an obligatory ride at the mall's Nickelodeon Universe. Jon, being the awesome uncle that he is, agreed to ride a ride with Madeline. How wild of a ride could a 6 year old actually like?? Unfortunately I was a camera slacker at the mall. As we stood in line for the ride, a coaster filled with screaming kids whizzed by on a track above us. The look on Jon's face when he realized *that* was the ride we were waiting for was priceless. Despite the fact that it has probably been almost 20 years since he rode an amusement park ride, Jon was a good sport.
|Our football lunch - trying to get a picture of all 4 of them was near impossible|
|Not exactly Munich....maybe next year I'll buy a Dirndl Dress (ha!)|
Jon will be here until Thursday and so I am sure more tales of his visit will follow. Stay tuned.....