My in-laws flew out to our home and drove to Minneapolis with us. They live in Arizona and so it's a great treat for the kids when they visit. Now that we are a family of 5 we no longer can fit grandparents or really anyone else in the van with us so they drove a rental car. We also found that we needed a really big hotel room to house us all. We stayed in a 2 bedroom penthouse loft at the Marriot. It was like a mini apartment.If you look closely to the far left of the photo you can see my father in law's knee. He was trying to assist and get my kiddos to pose for the camera. He's always helping out. He's cool like that.
My kids' favorite Minneapolis activity has to be Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America. My son is a roller coaster junkie and I think this trip converted my daughter into one as well.
My favorite stop was Ikea. My husband and I zoomed through this store in a record (for us) 1 hour while my oldest son played in the play area, my toddler slept in her stroller, and my hubby wore the baby in his Baby Bjorn. We were doing some serious shopping/multi-tasking but it was so much fun.