Our hotel was near the Mall
of America, so we made several trips there. Here are Troy
and Emma outside Bubba Gump Shrimp, where we ate.
The girls love Legos, so playing in Lego Land was their idea
of nirvana. Here we are with the Lego version of Jango Fett.
Unlike her mom, Emma knew right away that this was Jango and
not Boba Fett! (Gee, how could I NOT know that? Ha!)
"No, I really wasn't just walking off with this Lego!"
"I'm still innocent…"
"You can't get more innocent than this!"
Emma even built a Lego car (see below), which she loved racing
over… and over… and over… until she was
devastated because it a little boy's car crashed into it and
Troy continued on his tour of Hard Rock Cafe's at the Minneapolis
restaurant. If my memory is correct, this is #8 for Troy.
Inside the Hard Rock Cafe in Minneapolis.
Emma really got into the spirit of things at the Hard Rock
Cafe and was a dancing fool. Here she is dancing to the Violent
Femmes… in the bathroom stall!
Emma and I got a little silly with our fish faces going back
from downtown on the Metro
At the hotel
Jenna loved playing with Troy's cap
We also visited the Minnesota
Zoo. There are tons of cool things to see there, but we
really loved seeing the coral reef, dolphins and sharks.
Emma named this shark Puddles, a pretty appropriate name
Like the look of horror on Troy's face when he realizes that
in about 10 years, Emma's going to want to start wearing shirts
that show her tummy for real? ;-)
Jenna loved to color in the play area at the zoo… lizard
costume and all!
The girls loved to dress up in their vet outfits
Jen loves playing with cell phones of any kind. Why should
the zoo be any different?
Dr. Jenna on the run
Dr. Emma checking out the x-ray…
…and fixing the aardvark. Her diagnosis? A broken nose,
of course. So she put a bandage on his nose to make him all
Emma liked riding the monorail
at the zoo… and reminding us that we had to be quiet
on the train!
Jenna loved the fact that she could see out both sides of
the monorail… and go back and forth… and back
Troy and the girls go for a spin on the carousel at the Mall
We also got to see the taping of a Minnesota Vikings game-day
show. The big guy, second from the right, is #52 for the Vikings,
Troy and the girls get ready to go swimming
As Jen loves to say, "Uh-OH!!!"