Friday was Jacob's first real road trip! We left Friday morning and went to Michigan City to the outlet mall to shop a little. It was awesome because we got there like 15 minutes after they opened, and it was like a ghost town. Jacob loved it because he was able to run around outside like a crazy man. He would run up ahead of us on the sidewalk a little ways, then we'd say "Stop!" and he would immediately stop and wait until we were about 3 feet away, and we'd say "Go!" He was having a blast.
The only thing I HATE about going anywhere with a little one in diapers in changing them. Jacob hates those baby changing thingy's...I think he feels unsafe. I hate them because I have to hose them down with antibacterical wipes before either of us touches it. I can't even really THINK about the germs on those things or I'd probably just go catatonic.
Anyway, from there we went to Cabela's!!! I was so excited to think of Jacob's face when he saw all the animals there...especially the elephant!
He has a blast. He kept saying "Deer! Another deer! ANOTHER deer!" He just couldn't believe all the animals. If you've never been to Cabela's, and aren't anti-hunting, you MUST go. You don't have to spend a dime, you can walk around and see all the animals, and they also have an aquarium. They have a cafe that serves elk, bison, even ostrich, but you can always get a good ol ham sandwhich or something too!
On the way home we stopped back to Michigan City to a party supply store that we were told about that sold costumes. We had gotten Jacob an elephant costume at Costco, size 2-4T. Um, yah. WAY too short. So we needed another costume pronto, and couldn't find anything. So we get to this store, and they have literally hundreds of costumes. They had picture of them with numbers on them, kind of like in a T-shirt shop where you can make your own shirt. They had 2 or 3 people helping people pick the costumes and stuff.
We basically found 2 that would work, a tiger or a dalmatian. Jacob wanted the "pup dog." So we got the dalmation costume for FIVE BUCKS. It was 75% off! Sweet!! So Jacob is thrilled, we're thrilled, and we're going home.
Of course Saturday we tried the costume on, and he just screamed and kicked and threw a fit.
So he's going to be a cowboy.