It was -26 yesterday afternoon, so instead of putting Smudge out on the side deck to play, Mommy and I decided to take her to the Mall for a little outing. Fun for her, and fun for us too. Coats and boots could be shed, and we could walk in comfort for an hour or so. As you can see from the picture below though, Smudge was not impressed with the ride to the mall. With her scarf, coat and hat all meeting under her chin, she was a tad uncomfortable. She put Mommy's sun glasses on to help with the sun in her eyes, but they didn't stay on for long. In about five minutes the mitts were also pulled off, and the hat soon followed. At least the car had warmed up by then. With all the do's and don'ts about car seats, the poor kid can hardly move in hers. I wouldn't be happy strapped down like that either. I can hardly stand it when the seat belt locks when I want to lean forward to get my purse or pick up my coffee.
Anyway, we were soon at the mall, and feeling free. Ahhhhhh, much better. Smudge spent some of her time in the stroller, but was soon set down on her feet to run and play. Here, Mommy and Smudge are waiting for the elevator. Smudge quite liked the elevator ride as the walls were glass, and she could take in all sorts of sights while riding up and down.
After an hour or so, it was time for a coffee break. Yum!
Shopping does tend to wear a girl out though. Somebody fell asleep on the ride home.
By the time we got home she was rested and ready to go again. Just in time to put on a fashion show for Grandpa.
"Do you like my new boots Grandpa? Look at how fast I can run in them."
Yes, a good time was had by all.