In our house when one or both of the kids get to go somewhere fun with either mom or dad we call it "special time".
Ali and I drove about 30 minutes to the nearest mall that we could find with a build-a-bear and we picked out the bear that she wanted. She did her "thang" and adopted her bear and was a very happy girl.
I was gonna take her to lunch but across the hall from the store was a pretzel shop and we have a hard time passing up those Aunt Annie's Pretzels!!! We got one for each of us and a big cup of blue raspberry lemonade and walked around the mall. On our way out, we found a popcorn stand that had fresh popped carmel corn so of course we had to get that too!!! YUMMY!!!
We weren't at the mall very long but we had such a "special time" making a bear and eating our yummy snacks together!!!
I think i'll go back to that mall again soon!!!