Today was a special day for me and Shay (heretofore known as Bookworm). She has been saving up her money so that we could go on a mommy/daughter date. Isn’t she sweet? I enjoy spending one-on-one time with my children, but my first-born is the child that craves time with me the most. She has been looking forward to to our “date” for quite some time.
After we finished school and prepared lunch for the rest of the family, Mr. C came home early so that Shay and I could head out for a fun afternoon. Shay got to choose where we were going to have lunch since it was her treat. She chose a restaurant in a nearby town. We had a very nice lunch together. Shay ordered a cheeseburger and fries, and I ordered a yummy chicken dish. We shared a brownie and ice cream for dessert.
After lunch we visited a few stores and just did some browsing. We went to the Dollar Tree and found some cute Valentine decorations. There’s a small mall in the town we were in, so we decided to go to one of the department stores there since I had a $10 off coupon. We were able to find two skirts and two shirts for Shay (these are going to be saved for her birthday that’s just 2 weeks away), and I found a designer handbag on clearance. Our total for all these goodies was under $30!!! We were really bargain-shopping! Our last stop before heading home was the grocery store. The store was packed, but expected no less on a Friday evening. When we got home we fixed pizza for everyone, but we were too stuffed from our late lunch to have any!
I’m so thankful that Shay and I were able to share a special time together this afternoon. She is growing up so fast, and I want to be able to make wonderful memories with her that we will always look back and smile upon. She is a real treasure!