We were all up bright and early this morning to attend the grand opening of our new Wal-Mart store! It was the quickest the kids have gotten out of bed in a long time!!! AND there was no fighting!!! lol We rushed dh off to work so we could get to Wal-Mart in time. (Sorry Scott!) :o> The grand opening was fun; I think the kids enjoyed it. Don’t tell anyone, but they prayed at the opening!! :oO the Mgr of the vision center is a Pr. (not sure what religion) it was a pretty good prayer, nothing wishy washy. They introduced all the managers and talked about the store. Then they invited the mayor of the city to come up to speak. (a little history of this guy.....he is a great mayor. He is not a great public speaker! Last year at the Cub Scout blue and gold banquet he was invited to speak. He hardly said a word about the boys! all he talked about was how great this new shopping center was going to be and we should all shop there....) SO....he gets up to speak and starts off by saying how happy he is to have Kmart..(clears throat, cough-cough) I mean WALMART come to our city. DOH!!!! Needless to say he got boo'd He then promised to purchase all his golf outing supplies at Wal-Mart....they still let him cut the ribbon and everyone rushed into the store. One kid was yelling and his friends were cheering because he made the *first* purchase in the store. lol ! They have a huge fabric dept! I can’t wait to go back *alone* to look at fabric! The marching band played and marched around the store, it was fun. We got free doughnuts and the kids got balloons. The portrait studio was offering free pictures, so Sarah got her pictures taken. Of course the kids wanted to buy everything. Lol! Timmy settled for a hot wheel, Sarah settled for a coloring book Joshua got baby cookies and Jacob got gummy worms. The item I found at Wal-Mart that I couldn’t believe they carried was….TEDDY RUXPIN!!!!!
Ask Scott if you want to know the Teddy Ruxpin story! ;o) So anyway the store is great! It is huge, and much closer than the one we had been going to. Now I suppose I should go do something today…… :o)