Friday, July 20, 2012

"Staycation" (Day Four) - July 13th, 2012

Once again we took our time in the morning getting ready to leave the house.  Chris and Parker played a little XBOX and then we decided to go get something to eat.  We ended up at The Cheesecake Factory rather than a "brunch" place and had a BIG lunch.  Even though we were a few days early we told the waitress that it was Parker's bday so that we could get him embarrassed by having him serenaded.  :) 
Happy early 12th Birthday, Parker!

After we finished eating we were planning to go to Park City for an adventure on the Alpine Slide.  However, it was pretty rainy up that way so we decided to save that for another day.  Instead, we stopped by Grandpa's house to say Hi since we were in the neighborhood and then headed downtown to check out the new City Creek Mall.
First stop was Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - one of our favorites.  We got Chris and Parkers favorite chocolate covered marshmallows, Parkers truffles, and Jenn's jelly sticks.  Then as we were leaving we noticed something we hadn't seen before ... chocolate covered bacon (GROSS!) and we just KNEW Parker needed to try it! 

Then we walked around to see what other stores they had.  Jenn wanted to stop in and JUST LOOK at Brighton Collectibles because she has been wanting a new charm bracelet for like 2 years.  Of course, Chris doesn't comprehend "just looking" and we left with the cutest charm bracelet.  It has a football for Parker, soccer ball for Caleb, and a pretty purple jewel for Bailey.  I LOVE it and will take a pic and post it later.  I want to get a few other charms to add to it but was excited to get one started.

After that we went and looked at a fancy leather shop for some boots/shoes for Chris.  (Funniest part of visiting this store ... after being there about 10 minutes Parker comes up to me, taps me on the shoulder and says "Mom, What do they sell here?"  SERIOUS??!??!!!!  He later explained that he was confused because there was just one of everything but SERIOUS!?!??!!!!  And he is my SMART kid!)

At this point I am sure that those of you that know me are amazed that I am still alive.  Why?  'Cause you all know how much I LOVE to shop.  I know, I know, I am not a normal female.  But .. the shopping continued ... American Eagle, The Disney Store, some card shop, etc, etc, etc.

Next stop .. GO GAMES!  We LOVE this store.  We all had fun walking around looking at all the different games and trying everything out.  Mom picked an awesome jigsaw puzzle out and Caleb got a Mario Yatzhee game that we can all play (Chris was thrilled!). 

Then we decided to go inside and get a drink and rest for a bit - there were LOTS of stores to check out!  While we were inside a HUGE windstorm hit and the rainstorms started rolling in so we headed out to the car to head home.  We did snap a few pictures on the way and let Caleb play in the fountains for just a few minutes. 
That mall or complex or whatever you want to call it really is a pretty amazing place with some cool cool scenery!  We will definately make a return trip there sometime!

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