Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Time, she marches on

Emily and I celebrated the imminent onset of August (with school not far behind) by spending this past Saturday shopping for school clothes. The Christian school she'll be attending this fall doesn't require uniforms, but the dress code does not include Emily's main wardrobe staple, t-shirts. So we headed off to Kohl's and spent a couple of hours there. Amazingly enough, she found everything she needed. This was one of our more painless shopping trips, probably made easier by the fact that we had pretty specific guidelines as to what we were looking for (button-down shirts, polos, shirts with collars.... long enough to cover skin when bending over). She got some really cute stuff, including a nice pair of dressy cropped pants. I think we walked away with around a dozen different tops, 4 new pairs of jeans, the dress pants, and 2 pairs of shoes. We spent enough money to earn a $60 Kohl's cash certificate, which I'm hoping to spend later today.

We met up with Brian and the other kids for lunch at a Chinese buffet, then she and I made a quick stop at the commissary to restock the pantry on a few items. We were all home together for just a couple of hours before Brian and the other kids took off to go to another Solano Thunderbirds game. Em and I took advantage of their night out to go see John Tucker Must Die together. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Lots of laughs.

We got to repeat the movie thing last night (another Dad/kids baseball game... free tickets!), but this time saw The Devil Wears Prada. We both liked this one too. I kept wanting to know what kind of makeup Anne Hathaway was wearing.... she had some really pretty colors on.

That'll be the last mother/daughter movie for a bit. Brian left on a business trip today and won't be back till the end of next week. Then it will be time for us to head out on our trip back to the midwest to visit family and friends. August, she will be over before you know it.

1 comment:

jettybetty said...

I love Kohl's! Glad you all had some girl bonding time--that's always big on my list.

Hope you have a GREAT trip!

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