Rachel: fleece hat, brown flip-flops and a beautiful yellow zipped/hooded fleece (out of pocket = 40 cents)
Andrew: fleece hat, brown flip-flops and a lovely rugby-type casual shirt (out of pocket $2.50)
James: fleece hat, brown flip-flops and a nice sweater for next winter (out of pocket + 47 cents)
David: brown flip-flops and two pullover shirts he was desparately needing (out of pocket = 0)
The best deal of the day happened to be 3 pairs of trousers for Michael found at $3.50 each!
The kids did a super job in the store (I was worried) and it was really, really fun to have them each pick out things that would be useful and enjoyable for them. It certainly made my day!
Next we headed over to Marsh to visit Grandma and bring the flower ladies some raspberry muffins.
The florist section was covered with roses, everywhere, just waiting for husbands to buy them for their wives.
Grandma took a little break and we sat down for the kids to have donuts:
We had an eclectic mix of family and friends over in the evening and we had a BLAST!!! There are far too many pictures, so I'm going to split them up over a few days.
I was reflecting on Valentine's Days in the past. I remember one time thinking I was just about going to die exerting the effort to make pancakes on Valentine's Day for the children. Or the times it felt like climbing a mile-high mountain to think of making cards with the children. And then there was this year where it was so much easier. Who knows what next year will be like. I guess it's all about rolling with the punches and being content with those times when I can't do it, and counting my blessings when a day like Saturday comes around.