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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

We SHOPPED TIL WE DROPPED.......

THREE granddaughters, a SATURDAY afternoon and a .................

MALL !!!


EVERYONE knows that when you are planning a HUGH shopping day, you MUST start the day with plenty of good FUEL for the trip.....

We decided CHEESY SCRAMBLED EGGS would fit the bill and get us on our way !



Just for the health kick needed, we added some LIGHT & FIT yogurt.... (actually, they would have preferred a cinnamon roll, I'm pretty sure!)


The very first things found were REALLY brightly colored shirts, shorts, skirts...and a little cloth doll with bright PINK hair.....

The shirts were so cute....but DEEDS decided this doll with the PINK hair is still the cutest ! "OK, little one....I get the message!"


GOSH.....I think she is in LUV




You know how SHOPPING brings on THIRST...We had quite a few of these on this shopping day ....


Then we found a store that had the CUTEST sunglasses....

After trying on EVERY pair in the shop (OF COURSE !)...

.....we chose the ones we wanted and headed for a bench to gather strength for another round.....


And, just around a corner, there sit a man making the NEATEST things out of balloons ....
This little brown "thing" was supposed to be a horse and it WAS cute....
but in this picture, I am afraid it looks more like what the horse might have LEFT BEHIND !!!
.....and a beautiful SNOW WHITE DOVE......


A long-tailed, little MONKEY...

The best part of THESE purchases was that all of the money went to fund a Mission Trip to .....wherever needed........to help put back together lives of little people much less fortunate than OUR children.
I LOVE this kind of spending ! And I give Glory to God for having these kind people spend their time and caring enough to be doing these things for others.

Coming across this colorful sign in the candy store reminded us we needed.....

L.U.N.C.H.......

before having our "SUNSHINE" of the day.




AND, besides all that.....we were needing ANOTHER one of these ! I tell you...shopping makes you THIRSTY....especially when you are 10 and 6 !!



....and, some of these....with plenty of ketchup.


"Their futures so bright, they had to wear shades !"

The CHEESE BURGERS here were fabulous...and so were the CHICKEN STRIPS.




BY THIS TIME....I am seeing SPOTS before my eyes....

NOOO....wait a minute.....these are the cutest new flip flops the girls located in a precious store geared JUST FOR KIDS......
(I even tried to SQUEEZE my foot into one of these cute things but..... *sigh


THIS is the way my bed looked when we left for the great shopping day....

all 3 girls AND myself slept here....well, 3 girls slept and a Memaw tossed a lot....:)

And, nobody has time to spare when they are planning an all-day outing so making a bed was the LAST thing on our minds....

By the time we got home....I was totally glad to see this unmade bed....

It just meant I didn't have to waste time pulling back my covers before I fell into it

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

WHAT A DAY....WHAT A BLESSING....WHAT A MEMORY !
love and blessings to my sweet blogger friends,

bj

31 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a fabulous day! A bunch of girls out shopping together....what could be more wonderful than that!. Oh how they must adore their Meemaw! :-) Rosie

Kathleen Grace said...

What wonderful fun! I love shopping with my daughters and I so hope that some day I have grandaughters too! Yours are beautiful and what a treasure to have a day with them:>)

Beverly said...

I have boys, but I know it must be fun shopping with girls.

I love those polka-dots. And, I'm glad you made lots of memories.

Diane Duda said...

Looks like big fun! I have 3 boys, but am hoping for granddaughter's someday. :) Shopping for "boy stuff" just isn't the same.

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog and for adding me to your blog list.

xo
Diane

Amelia said...

What fun! You are certainly creating sweet memories with those sweet girls.

I agree with your comment on the horse balloon...the others are cute though.

Rest up now...days like that can sap your strength for several days.

Amelia in Oklahoma

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ, what a very fun day you all had! There's nothing better than a day filled with memories and I'm sure the girls had a fabulous time with their Meemaw :)

Hugs,
Dena

Adrienne said...

Oh what fun! There's just nothing so special as time with our grandkids, is there? Your little gals are darling and it looks like you had a grand day. I love the shades and flip flops! ~Adrienne~

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What a glorious day indeed! Beautiful girls, how blessed you are BJ!

I can see too that we are on the same wavelength today on our blogs. LOL! Must be the April 15th Syndrome.

Happy day,
Melissa

Midlife Mom said...

What a wonderful, happy, memory making day! I LOVE the picture of the girls in the flip flops! So cute! I would have been tired too after a day shopping, I think I would have crawled right in that bed for a snooze!

Love how the little mourning dove has made her nest there! Keep that camera ready for baby pictures!

Debbie from NJ said...

Oh BJ,

How fun, a girly day of shopping with those sweet grandaughters! Love those flip flops! I would have loved a pair of those! Glad you had so much fun creating happy memories! You are so blessed!

Mary said...

Oh bj, they are so sweet!
xoxo,
Mary
Oh, and I love those flip-flops!!!

Anita said...

How fun! I love all your pictures! Almost makes me want to go shopping... um, not really... but if I liked shopping this would make me want to go! :)

Have a great day!!

Ruthie said...

Looks like a super fun day! Aren't grandchildren wonderful???
The cheezy scrambled eggs look yummy. There are pix of my 70th BD on my blog - put together by my daughter. 70 is a great age! :)

Terrie's Love, Live & Laugh Blog said...

Thanks for sharing your shopping day with us! I love the pictures of the girls in their sunglasses and flip-flops! I wish my grand-daughters lived closer!

So... sweet!!! Terrie

Marcela said...

Oh BJ, what a beautiful day you spent with your grandaughters!!!( they are gorgeous)
Thanks for sharing with us these wonderful pictures!
Hugs
Marcela

Picket said...

What a great day BJ...What precious memories you are creating for those granddaughters and I love the fact that you are just sassy enough to show us your unmade bed...lol lol Loved that!!! Have a beautiful day friend!

Kari & Kijsa said...

What an absolutely fabulous day filled with fun, laughs and lots of memories!! have a wonderful day!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what a fun day with the girls.
Alison

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Looks like you girls had fun! Those are the best days - you and the girls will remember them forever!

The Barber Bunch said...

It looks like you girls had a great time!

Nice Blog!

Carolyn

Mary Isabella said...

This sounds like one incredibly fabulous day. It does sound like special memories were made.....

Brenda said...

What a special day. The girls are just beautiful. I have a harder time keeping up than I used too.Looks like you made many goo purchases.Glad you made great memories.

NnN said...

I want the flip flops too!! :)) What a great day!

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
You couldn't have a much better day than that. It looks like you had a ball. Your grandaughters are precious.
Rhondi

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh BJ, What a wonderful day you had! It looked like so much fun! I love the polka dot flip flops..now I am on a mission to find them in grown up sizes!
Hugs,
Penny

Cottage Contessa said...

All I can say BJ is YOU ROCK! What a fantastic Memaw you are to those gorgeous little girls!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Wood n' Whimsy said...

Looks like you had a great day, BJ! The girls look like they were having a blast. Glad you had such a special time. God Bless! Celene

Rue said...

You are such a sweet grandma to take those girls shopping! It looks like a fun time was had by all :)

rue

Wendy said...

How sweet you got to spend the whole day with your grandbabiess! Glad you had a Blessed day!!~Wendy

Feathering My Nest said...

You are a wonderful Grandma. I'm sure these sweet girls just love you. Looks like a very fun day together making memories.

Kathi

Mary / Mariah said...

This looks like a real fun day , kids can make a day pure JOY , Love your Blog . I'm working on mine , have a few things on it . I think it will be fun . Have a great day , Mary