Emma and I went shopping this past weekend. We started off at the German American Society Christkind'l Markt. It was neat, but I think they had sold out of a lot of items. I would LOVE to go to the Christkind'l Markt in Nuremberg, Germany. It is supposed to be fabulous. I cannot imagine how much money I could blow there... Anyway, we did not buy anything there. I did get to see some friends from the German American Society, which was wonderful.
From there, it was to Utica Square. Our one mid-town outdoor mall. I love this place. They have a lighting of the trees ceremony on Thanksgiving night every year. We did not go this year because it was just way too cold out there. Luck have it, we got there in time for Emma to see Santa Claus. Em asked for a horse, a real one. Santa told her he would do his best, but if he could not get a real one, he would bring her a stuffed one. Good thing I have some Webkinz horses for her -- A Pinto, a Clydsdale and an Arabian. lol
I used to live really close to Utica Square. I love this place. Now if there was just some snow to make it look like it is the Christmas season. Something is just not right about all the greenery. Saturday it was in the high 60's and balmy. It was so balmy I could not even bare to go get Starbucks.. right in the far corner of the picture. The store with the lights on is Pendleton... another place you really don't want to go in upper 60 balmy weather.
But there are some great places for pictures in there... not to mention my favorite yarn store where I live, Loops. We did not make it there on our outing on Saturday, it would be way too tempting to sneak in there and buy a bunch of Debbie Bliss.. We did go to the usual commercial places, The Gap, Coach Store (yes that is just to look... whew $100+ for a fabric purse I can make, I think not!).
We hit up this tall guard for some suggestions, but he was not budging. Infact, he has a Homer Simpson look on his face, kind of that "doh" look. Maybe because it was hot, there is no snow and he just figured out he is anchored to a platform and a little girl in pink boots is standing infront of him... not too sure.