Friday, February 21, 2014

A Day at the Mall

When I take the girls to the mall, there are two stores that are must-stops:  the Lego store and the American Girl store.  Julia had a gift card (leftover from Christmas) that she was holding onto until we went to the mall.  She was able to get the Lego bakery set with her gift card, and Evelyn used some of her allowance money to fill a cup with loose Lego pieces (she has plans to design and build her own house).
Next stop - the American Girl store.  Evelyn also had some leftover Christmas money, which she added to her sizable allowance to pick up a few things for her Kit doll.  Even though Julia was technically out of money, I let her choose a small item for her dolls - she wanted a pair of glasses for her Emily doll.

After we had shopped our little hearts out, it was time to eat.  I had made 4:30 reservations for us girls to have afternoon tea at the American Girl store.  That's the latest time for afternoon tea, and since it was so late in the day, I called it an early supper for us.
The afternoon tea is, in my opinion, the best deal going when it comes to eating at the American Girl store.  For $12 a person you get a decent variety of finger foods and small desserts, a drink and an activity or small craft to take home.
Today we also got an added bonus - the napkin rings were actually pony tail holders for us to take home.  (You can see them on the table in the picture below.)  Again, another wonderfully fun day at one of the girls' favorite stores!