The wife and I took our son to the mall yesterday.  Not the first time we have done this but every other time he has been we placed him & his car seat into the stroller.  Yesterday we didn’t use the car seat, he loved looking around at everything in the mall as we walked around.  No, I am sad to say that the mall is getting rather empty, although they do say they have more stores coming in and the soft pretzel place will be coming back.  I hope the mall fills up just because its a great place to take him on a hot & stormy day (or a blizzard in the winter).  Also, they have officially announced that the former TGI Fridays location in the mall lot will be replaced with a Red Robin.  Very excited about that, I’ve always wanted to eat at one but never been able to.