Winter nights can be a challenge.  We are anxiously awaiting the time change and some warmer weather, so we can get back to playing outside in the evenings.  In the meantime, we go to the mall.  A lot. Our typical routine: Carousel Rides ($1 each) image   Letting the kids pound on computers in the Mac store (free) image   Mini cones at the Ruby’s counter ($1 each) image   If we are feeling particularly adventurous, we might stop by Sees Candy for some free samples, let the kids hit golf balls at the Sports Chalet display, or walk across the bridge and let them tear up the Potter Barn Kids displays.

How do you waste a weeknight?