It's hard to believe that my baby cousin Madison is leaving to go to college this week. With her leaving, I decided to invite her to Columbus with William & I for a last hooray! It's always interesting when Madison comes to stay with us. She has come when William was just 6 months, came to New York City when William was 1, and now to Columbus when William is almost 3. She's seen us through our ups, downs, and just typical William days. Here was our first day together in Columbus:
First on our list, breakfast! We headed to The Fox in the Snow. The atmosphere is always so lovely. Not to mention delightful coffee. William highly recommends the donuts.
After our bellies were full, I thought it would be fun to take Madison to Bexley. My tactic...take William to Piccadilly while Madison strolls through Bexley. (Piccadilly is featured in another one of blogs about indoor play cafes in Columbus. Be sure to take a peak.) It sounded like a win to me, because it would end with both of them being ready for lunch.
After we finished our lunch we had a little time to spare before William's nap time. We hopped over to The Short North to do a little shopping. To William's surprise there was a new kids boutique that was absolutely darling. The name, Cub Shrub. William was ecstatic and Madison loved their adult store Tiger Tree. End result: Madison & William were content with their purchases. We head back to the condo for William's nap.
Around the time William woke up, Uncle Alex arrived home from work. The boys decided to take a Costco trip together while we had some much deserved "girl time". I just had to take Madison to my favorite macaron spot in Columbus. Pistacia Vera. Clearly, I'm obsessed. We got our macaron fix and was ready to go make a candle!
Last year was the first time I had the chance to make a candle at The Candle Lab. It was fabulous. I knew Madison would love it. First step was to pick out a container for her candle. (What I learned is that you can actually bring your own container in!) She quickly grabbed a clipboard and started finding her favorite scents.
Next, you pour the candle! Although Madison was quite on the rocks about her candle it ended up turning out delightful!
Our Cousin Day was full of adventure and fun! Cheers to the adventures to come and I highly encourage you to use our agenda for your next Columbus day!