The kids opted for a visit to our local mall this morning. Even though the outside temperatures have come down since last week’s heatwave, it was nice to spend the morning in the air conditioning. The boys played at the mall playground a little. I say a little because the place quickly turned into chaos, with moms letting their kids loose without any supervision. Yes, moms, you know this always works so well… So we left and headed for the carousel. If you remember well, there is no cow on that mall carousel (I’m still looking for my carousel cow, someone please find one!) but we still have a great time.
As we strolled around the mall afterwards, we spotted our first cow in a small booth in the middle of the main aisle. This one is another longhorn cow skull (ah, the ever so popular longhorn cow skull!) used as a glittery cow buckle for a belt. How stylish indeed (at least somebody must think it is)! I think I’ll skip, thanks.
We then had lunch at Pat & Oscar’s, the pizza and breadstick restaurant. Yes, what goes better with pizza than breadsticks? Don’t laugh, those garlic breadsticks are so delicious and way, way better than the pasty dry breadsticks from Olive Garden… Pat & Oscar’s best kept secret is that kids eat free on Tuesday. Since I was by myself with the kids, I thought I’d be able to get only one kid meal free. Well, it doesn’t work that way! The girl at the register explained that as long as I bought at least $5 of adult food per kid (so a $10 minimum for two kids), I would get two kids’ meals for free on top of that. What a deal! We came back with so much food, we had some for dinner and we’ll have to freeze the rest. The kids’ meals came with beverages and I opted for milk (a much healthier option than soda or juice) and before I packed it up for later use, I took a photo of the containers. Yes, more cows!
Who said you won’t find cows at the mall?