During January & February we usually have several Chinese New Year events that we participate in, one of which is the Toddler Tuesday @ Mall of America. We figure we only have a few short years of our kids being this age so we like to take the opportunities such as this while we can. This year it happened to work out that I was off of work for my 'maternity leave' so we decided to make a day of it.
We started the day doing the craft which was a dragon puppet & a rabbit coloring sheet. We are coming up on the Year of the Rabbit for the next lunar year, thus the reason for the rabbit. Next, Maddy got to have a photo opp w/Kai Lan, one of her favorite cartoon characters. Zeke kept pointing & saying 'Kai Lan' but didn't want much to do with getting too close.
After the scheduled part of Toddler Tuesday was done we took advantage of their ride specials. Maddy is still pretty little for her age so she was not happy that she couldn't go on all of the rides. Lately she is really aware of the fact that she is younger than many of her friends & she sings songs about wishing she was older. She is especially unhappy with the fact that some of her friends are going to kindergarten in the fall & that she has another year.
We ended our MOA day having lunch with friends of ours. Many of the restaurants on Tuesdays at the Mall let kids eat for free, so it was a nice treat to eat a decent lunch on a frugal budget. As you can imagine, both kids were fast asleep before we were even 5 minutes into our journey home.