While Eric and my brother-in-law MRK went skiing on Saturday, Natalie and I took the kids to a new shopping area called Town Square. It is just off the strip and easy to get to (not quite as easy to get out of, we found). It is outdoors and they have an amazing little play area complete with slides playhouses and a maze. The kids had a blast. We also ate lunch at Claim Jumper and shopped a little.
Many of the shops aren't open yet (the "soon to open" Old Navy looks huge) but we found some fun new places. We really like H&M. I had never heard of it before. It was an interesting combination of clothes for the whole family. There were some fantastic buys and a few things that were not even close to my style. And by my style I mean my kids' style. I didn't even make it out of the children's department. There was an interesting variety of things and I was able to buy a baby gift, some really cool t-shirts for Ryder, a My Little Pony purse and a new dance leotard for Haven. Sage and Savannah found some things as well (I had to draw the line at the black furry Russian hat that Savannah wanted). It was a fun day that ended with an interesting experience in the parking garage (Natalie-I'll let you blog about this one!).
If only the day could have ended there. Instead I found myself feeling very ill. And by the end of the night I was losing my lunch. (I am hoping this wasn't a food poisoning experience because I really love Claim Jumper and don't want to think that they would do that to me!) So I spent Saturday night and Sunday sick as a dog. But no one else seems affected (yet) and I have high hopes that it is gone since I woke up this morning feeling a lot better and having some appetite.
But can I just say that I did love Northanger Abbey on Masterpiece Theatre last night! I didn't have the highest hopes since I read the book in high school and it doesn't compare to the others. Of course I now want to read it again. I loved the actors and thought it was so well done. It was such a bright spot in a literally pukey day.