get us out of here

Today Emma had her 3 year check up. She was such a big girl and did great! She’s in the 90th percentile for both height and weight. Poor Olivia is getting all 4 top teeth and got a flu shot. She’s in about the 40th percentile for both height and weight.

As we were leaving the doctors office Emma asked to ride the elevator so she could push the buttons. We got on, pushed number 1, the doors closed… nothing. I tried pushing number 2, number 1, open door, close door… still nothing. We ended up being stuck in the elevator for an hour! A guy from the elevator company finally let us out after the poor maintenance man tried and tried. Fun times. 

lone oak days

We went to a fall festival today. There were pony rides, which was really the main reason we went. Surprisingly there wasn’t a line for pony rides, so Emma got to ride all three ponies.

She also pet a bunch of animals, posed for pictures, watched the men’s chorus and went on a hayride.

let’s ride

Emma had a lot of options of things to do today. Her choice – riding rides at the Mall of America.

After the rides she got to play some games at the arcade.

By the time we were all done it was lunch time. We were walking past the American Girl store and decided to check out the restaurant they have. Emma loved it!

crayola experience

Everyone here has been raving about the new Crayola Experience that opened at the Mall of America. There is a Groupon for 2 tickets for the price of 1, so I bought them last week. The place lived up to the hype and was completely dead. I upgraded to a membership for me and Emma.

It even has 2 small playgrounds. My baby monkey loved it and was dying to follow Emma.

A trip to the mall these days wouldn’t be complete without lunch at Rainforest Cafe.

bunny rescuer 

Last night I could hear something outside the living room window. I had to look outside a few times before I realized a bunny had fallen down into our egress window.

We couldn’t leave it down there, so Braden got to work with grilling gloves, a towel, a snow shovel and a cooler. The bunny eventually ran into the gutter that was down there and Braden just lifted it out. A few shakes of the gutter and the bunny ran off to freedom.