I'm not sure when it started, but sometime over the summer Diva and I decided that on her first school break we were hitting the road. Our destination? The world famous Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The mall is so big, and just far enough away, that when we go, we make a weekend of it. We book a motel with a pool for Diva the Fish, and we just play. Walker takes her on all the rides, we eat yummy cherry milkshakes at Johnny Rockets, we sample just about everything at Sephora, we adopt a new friend from Build-A-Bear, and we shop til we drop while a very patient Walker carries our bags to the car. It's so much fun.
But of course, there are rocks in our road. Diva is on the volleyball team at her school. That's not a problem, we worked our plans around her schedule. Then the organizers changed the schedule. So we changed our plans. Then, because apparently I am spewing bad karma into the universe, they changed the schedule AGAIN! She now has all her games and tournaments on Saturdays. Which, you know, would be part of the weekend. Sigh. So much for making a weekend of it.