Lil’ Nut received quite a bit of cash for her birthday, so yesterday we planned to take her shopping. The children worked diligently to complete their schoolwork before lunchtime. Mr. C decided to take the family to a restaurant for lunch, so we loaded up and hit the road.
We live quite a ways from our shopping destination, so we had plenty of time to decide where to stop for lunch. I suggested that we go here. Reservations are usually required, but we decided to take our chances.
We arrived after the bulk of the lunch crowd had left, so we were able to get a table immediately. Let me just tell you that we pigged out! I enjoyed some fried green tomatos, turnip greens, mac & cheese, corn, beans, roast beef, and yellow squash. Dessert was pure bliss– peanut butter pie and New York cheesecake! Need I say more?
We finally arrived at the mall and headed straight to the Build-A-Bear Workshop. I think that the prices they charge for creating a furry friend are rediculous, but if you could have seen the expressions on Lil’ Nut’s face as she added the stuffing, bathed her bear, and picked out its clothes, you would have thought it was worth it.
Lil’ Nut had enough money left over for a more practical gift: a new pair of shoes. We were able to find her a cute little pair of sandals. Yes, I know it’s still a bit chilly for sandals, but Spring will be here before too long. We went to Toys R Us (Curly Girl calls it Toys 4 Us :D) but didn’t buy anything, and then we went to Sam’s Club to stock up on a few essentials.
On our way home Mr. C was so sweet and let me run into a school supply store and a Michael’s craft store for a few minutes. Oh, I just love going to Michael’s! I picked up some supplies for a Valentine craft to make with the children at church.
It was pretty late by the time we got home, and I was glad that we didn’t even need supper since we were still so stuffed from our huge lunch. We had a wonderful day and accomplished a lot!