...for all the girls in the family. Annamarie is on Spring Break this week, so we dropped Thomas off at school and Ruby at doggy day care, picked up our friend Sandy, and drove to Richmond (about 60 miles) to visit our favorite scrapbook store, Memories Galore. Annamarie made her first independent LSS purchases and managed to spend $23 of her own money. Not surprisingly, she favors anything blingy or glittery. Hello, my name is Cyndi and I am a bad influence. I did encourage her to limit the $2 a sheet Heidi Grace papers. We're having a sleepover at Sandy's new house tomorrow night and we're all going to scrap together.
Afterward we lunched at Chili's, and then dropped by a cute cute store called Tweed, a gifty sort of boutique with lots of fun girly things. We sped back home in time to drop off Sandy and pick Thomas up at school, and discovered that his soccer game had been postponed. I was guiltily gleeful about that, because it made the afternoon much less busy.
I was just sure that Ron was going to ask Annamarie, "What did you and Mommy do today?" And I was just as sure that he wouldn't be thrilled with her predictable answer, "We went to the scrapbook store and the purse store and Chili's and Mommy bought a purse and a bracelet for her and a necklace for me and a WHOLE BUNCH of scrapping stuff." So I thought about telling her to say, "Oh, not much." But then she would turn right back to me and say, "See, Mommy, I didn't tell Dad that we went to the scrapbook store and the purse store and Chili's..." See my dilemma? We managed to keep him busy and distracted so he forgot to ask.
OH, I mentioned a while back that Diane Duda was creating a painting for Sandy's birthday, and she has finished it. It is so cute, and I can't wait to see it in person! I think she must have located a photo of me and Sandy here on my blog because I think these adorable bunny girls are us!