I have been working a lot this summer and have barely had any time to myself let alone with my sweet babies. I have missed them like crazy and was craving some one-on-one time with them. It seems like this summer has blown by and we haven't had the chance to do anything fun.
So, Jeremy and I decided to give the kids each a set limit to buy their school clothes with. I would take each kid by themselves out to a meal and then we would go shopping. They each got to pick the restaurant and the stores. They didn't have to pay for their meals, just their clothes. I took them where ever they wanted to go as long as they stayed in their budget. (To be honest, the girls still went over by $20.)
Here is Emily's purchases. We went to Ihop for breakfast and her meal was FREE! She really wanted to go to the mall, so we did! I don't know why she kept making funny faces in her pictures, but it added to the fun.
She's really into clothes with food on them and leather stuff. Kids these days.
I love her comfy pants. I want a pair myself.
Seven outfits in all, plus a pair of shoes, and a few "unmentionables".
Next up was Chey-Ann. She loves lunch and I just knew she was going to want to go to Chipotle. She surprised me, however, and we ended up at Subway. Then it was back to the mall.
And more silly faces....
I might steal her sweater.
Apparently, wearing a plaid shirt around your waist is back in style.
She's a smart shopper and stretched her money out as far as she could even though she shopped at the "high end" stores. That's another seven outfits...eight if she really wears her plaid shirt the two different ways.
Next on the list was my oldest boy, Preston. By this point I was so stuffed from the first two meals that I didn't even want dinner. I ended up saving half of it. We went to Ponchos, then on to Kohl's.
This seventh grader is wearing men's clothes. When did that happen?
My genius son doesn't know how to button up a shirt.
Seven more outfits, plus new shoes and a binder. He was a very smart shopper. I'm super proud of my kids and their wise clothes choices.
Now for the baby. He starts his second year of pre-k this year. Next year he will be in Kindergarten. I will cry. He got to pick dessert for his meal. We went to Yogurtini...of course, then we shopped at Target.
He just cracks me up in his pictures. I might have a future model on my hands.
This dino shirt is his favorite.
It was such a fun and super tiring day. I didn't want to move when I got home, plus I was extremely full from all the meals. We purchased 28 outfits, two pairs of shoes, a binder, and a toy (because I promised Luke). They're going to look so stylish this year.