Last night Ryan, Grant, and I had the chance to be a part of Bammel's annual Impact Back to School Shopping trip.
We met the little girl that we would be taking shopping. Her name was Alexis. She was going into 4th grade, and she was adamant that she wanted to go shopping with us by herself. NOT with her little sister.
We got to Wal-Mart, which happened to be Alexis's favorite store. She found some shoes that she just adored and some new uniform clothes.
We got the typical school supplies such as pencils and markers, and then moved on to the fun stuff. She really wanted "one of those backpacks that hang by your side." Some know that by the name of a messenger bag. Alexis is a huge Hannah Montana fan, as well as High School Musical. We found a pencil bag, lunch box, and messenger bag--all Hannah Montana themed.
Our next stop--CiCi's Pizza. Believe it or not, ANOTHER favorite of Alexis's. She had about a half of a piece of pizza, a small salad, and about 8 cinnamon rolls. That's right, 8! She cracked us up on the way home. The happy, talkative Alexis began answering all of our questions with a miserable sounding "uh-huh" and "uh-uh." I looked back and she was hugging her stomach. She said, "I think I ate too much. Hope I don't get sick on the way home." Ryan was very careful to drive smoothly and I advised her to sit by the window on the bus.
She was such a sweet girl, and we loved spending time with her!