As I mentioned in my Halloween post, my brother and dad came up for a quick visit during the week. They got to meet Thomas for the first time and it was my brother's first time seeing our new house.
Thursday we went to Mall of America and rode a few rides. It was good to have my brother there because a couple of rides the girls needed 'chaperones'. So I rode with Mary and Brad rode with Emma. They had lots of fun! We were using an old ticket band from 2015, lol! Still has a few left too.
Isaac is big enough to do more rides on his own but as a family he's gonna have to wait a little while. Hard to let him go and not the girls. They got to ride the train by themselves. After the above ride Emma wasn't happy to go without me but once I convinced her that it wouldn't be as fast as the first ride she was all for it.
Emma sat out on this one, by this time I was wearing Thomas so it was good that she wasn't wanting to ride it.
The girls did brave this one by themselves, and liked it. I was a little nervous Emma wasn't going to tolerate it but she did.
Emma was too short to do the bumper cars :-( but it was actually okay cuz Isaac and Mary couldn't really figure out driving them as well and weren't too thrilled with it. Took them the whole time to get the hang of it then by the time they did the time was up.
They were visiting in the middle of Isaac's read-a-thon, so there was LOTS of reading being done. Glad Brad and Dad were able to help out with the minutes of reading we needed to fit into the day.
Before they headed out Friday morning, dad gave each of the kids a fidget spinner. Isaac was so excited! He had seen one before at a friend's house, once. He has really enjoyed playing with it. The girls too, but we've had to take theirs away a few times because Emma keeps chewing on it and Mary keeps throwing it....