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!

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Friday, February 09, 2007
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!

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9 Comments:
Blogger Trixie said...
I'm so glad you had such a nice outing. It is fun to do things like that once in a while!

Trixie

Blogger Karen said...
Sounds like you had a very nice day! I have family in Georgia that we will be visiting in March. I'd like to try that restaurant. :-) Sounds so good!
Build-a-Bear IS fun, but expensive. My SIL just went and built a Marine Bear for our daughter while he's gone. So cute.
I like Michael's too. Have you tried a Hobby Lobby? They are full of great stuff, also.

Blogger Mrs.B. said...
Sounds like a lovely day was had by all! (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Blogger knitty said...
What a fun day! I remember when we were Homeschooling and we would "go to town" every Friday with the cooler for groceries. It was Taco Bell (2 tacos and a small drink a piece - on a budget!) for lunch, Walmart, Sam's Club, and anywhere else we needed to go. It was an all day outing and I have such fond memories of them. I am so glad you are making great memories for your kiddos. Enjoy!

Blogger Susan said...
That sounds like so much fun! We walked past a Build-a-Bear Workshop the other day, and I was wishing my daughter was still little enough to make one. Do you have pictures of Lil' Nut's bear?

Anonymous Copper's Wife said...
Your family takes the neatest outings! You guys have a way of turning a run to town into a treat for the family.

Blogger Julieann said...
Your day sounded wonderful. My daughter has been asking about build a bear too. I really want to take her before the baby is born, so we shall see.

As for Michael's, I love that store--I have one very close to my home--it is always tempting me(LOL)

I enjoyed reading about your day:)

Julieann:)

Blogger Happymama said...
I'm glad you had a good day with your family. I love Michaels. Do you have a Hobby Lobby near you?

I found Hannah some sandals for spring at a thrift store yesterday. They were $1 a pair and look like they've never been worn. One pair still had the tag on it. :) I love those deals!!

~Kristi

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Karen & Kristi,
I have heard wonderful things about Hobby Lobby, but unfortunately we don't have one within driving distance. :(

Susan,
I'll try to post some pics of Lil' Nut's bear soon!

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