Saturday, November 30, 2013

Supporting our Local Communities

We took full advantage of Small Business Saturday and supported our local communities.  First things first, Cameron fell asleep in the car at 10:30 am.  Scott kept both him and Cooper on Friday night.  Scott said they woke up at 6:15.  And yes, those are his Harry Potter glasses.  Funny little guy.
 Our first stop of the day was Schimpff's.  That place was an out of control mad house.  I got the boys some candy and picked up some things for his teacher and her para-professional and the office staff. 

Steve was in Bloomington for the IU game, not really a small business but at least the money stays in Indiana.  With him gone we decided to hang out at my mom's and have lunch at small diner in town. 
I am guilty of going to Target. I went out on Friday for a couple hours and got the boys some Ninja Turtle gear for buy one get one half off.  I wanted to get them a shell but they were sold out.  I checked their website and New Albany had them in stock today.  My mom kept the boys for me so I couldn't pass it up.  I am almost done shopping for them, which makes me very happy.
We continued with our support of the local communities by going to the Charlestown Activities Park and riding the new Christmas Train.
The train had just left when we arrived which meant we had another 30 minutes before it came back.  That ended up being perfect because they had indoor room decorated and they also had The Polar Express playing. 
Darth Vader, Yoda, and R2-D2.
Polar Express and hot chocolate.
Here comes the train.
I am in awe of my small town.  So many fun things to do, especially during the holidays.  The train takes you from the activities park to the square, around the square and back again.  So fun!  We picked a good night to go because it wasn't too cold.  Just before the train took off, my aunt Judy and nephew Layne showed up.  This of course excited one little boy. 
 With a late bed time and early wake-up, this little guy was a trooper.  The train ride was doing him in, he probably wouldn't have lasted much longer.
Speaking of much longer,  didn't even make it home.

I'm beginning to think we may need the school week to recover from our weekend.


Susie said...

Love me some Schimpfs!! They did do a good job decorating Charlestown. I will have to ride the train one day with the kids.

Tracey said...

Looks like so much fun! I can't wait to go see the lights :)

ginmommy said...

Charlestown is the bees knees

Alicia Mcafee said...

So fun!! I love Charlestown!!!