|The parking lot was packed...|
|The store was decked out with Marimekko decorations.|
|But the big display of merchandise was all the way in the back. AND THERE WAS STILL PLENTY OF IT!!|
|OF COURSE, I had to get one of the huge totebags...|
|Initially, I put MANY THINGS in the cart -- then we called Mary to see what she wanted us to buy for her...|
|At the end, I bought five sets of dishtowels, two sets of napkins, one beach towel, the totebag, and a kite.|
|The napkins are 24" ...and I think they will become a jacket for Spring Quilt Market.|
|IT WAS SO MUCH FUN...!!|
She KNEW this was an extraordinary day...and apparently, now that she is seven, she's figuring out the VALUE of money. The sum of $165 seemed colossal to her.
After I said the number three times. Yes, I spent One-Hundred-And-Sixty-Five-Dollars....she said, with a hint of mischief, "can I tell Grandpa?"