Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

Black Friday has rarely ever, ever, ever found us out amongst the crowds in the mall shopping, but today, that's just exactly where we were.  And without a stroller!  Cesar wanted to get the Mac Book Air and Apple had a little special, so... off we loaded the tribe into the van, plus Carolina, to the Apple store.  Hugo loves the Apple store because he can sit at his own computer, on a seat shaped like a giant ball, and has before him all sorts of new kid games to try out.  He calls it...  the puter store.  I was surprised how speedy Cesar's transaction was, we were out of there in no time at all.  

We made a quick pit stop into Williams & Sonoma for a gift and then we were off, aimlessly walking the crowded shopping center.  I suggested chocolate malts were in order, Cesar agreed and we were soon pointed in the direction of the food court.   Can you believe we didn't know where the food court was?  This was not my normal, local mall.  So, Cesar got the malts from Johnny Rockets, yummmm!  Two large chocolate malts which he bought for Hugo, the girls, and myself to split.  I had a pouty face on...  Hugo had a malt all to himself while I shared with Marlo and Sabine.  I must admit, that in the end, my tummy had just the right amount of chocolate malt in it even if I had to share (more pouty face).  Marlo and Sabine would have each sucked down their own large malt if Papa would have been splurging for more, but that's another story.  

The sad part of my story, is that Hugo didn't like his malt.  Translation = he thought he was getting chocolate ice cream with sprinkles.  As Cesar helped usher the kids, his mom and I into a booth and seats in the food court we discussed what he should buy, Hugo kept saying, "you know what I want Papa, you know what I want" with this happy face on.  I don't think Cesar heard a word out of his son's mouth.  The food court had a Ben & Jerry's so I had assumed myself that Cesar would have ordered ice cream.  I was pretty surprised when he came back with just the shakes and nothing else.  Okay.  Hugo was bummed he got a malt and not ice cream with sprinkles, which I really think he was only interested in the sprinkles, but in the end, he slurped it down.  So then the really sad part happened.  Hugo accidentally knocked over his giant chocolate malt and it spilled all over our table and leaked onto the floor.  It was so very sad.

Even more sad news, is that we discovered that Charlotte, this super cool German jewelry company that we both like, is no longer in the mall.  I don't know if they went out of business or simply moved to a new location.  I would like to hope they found better digs. 

Then we drove home.  Or, I should write, back to Vovo's house.  Sabine fell asleep in the van on the way home. The photo of Marlo asleep on the floor I couldn't resist taking.  Sabine kept sleeping as I carried her into the house and up the stairs.  Marlo was settled to sleep with her lavender unicorn pillow pet and her blankie upon the air mattress she shared with Hugo.  I guess she got up and did some exploring before she crashed in a heap on top of her quilt, for when I crept into the room to check on her, I discovered she had ransacked all our bags searching for who knows what.  Little girls, little girls.  

Oh, and Cesar has been playing backgammon with anyone who will sit still long enough to indulge him.  And Hugo's favorite game?  Sorry.  Or, in Hugo Land it needs to be pronounced as SoooooREEEEYY!


Millie Price said...

i want to eat them up, they're all so cute.

Millie Price said...

ps...i'm dying for a chocolate malt, but they don't exists here. even at the local "american style" diner...they can't make a decent chocolate malt! guess i'll have to make it myself, definitely not as fun.