Today we took the kids out shopping. They got gift cards to Target for Christmas from one of their uncles. It was interesting to see what they picked out. They each had a $15 spending limit. #1 picked out a book and some Eevie ears, and paid the additional $2 in cash (her total was $17-something). #4 was careful to count out every penny of her purchases to assure she stayed under the $15 limit. She bought three cans of "slime" and a couple different treats. #5 got a lunch bag and ball with his favorite characters, a toy car, two cans of Play Doh, and a candy bar. His total also came to $17 something, so Tony paid the extra $2. All together, the kids are thrilled and had fun shopping for their very own treasures. It was also a good real-life example of budgeting. I overheard a couple of the kids say "that's too expensive" or "why are Shopkins so expensive?" and even #5 learned - "Can my card buy this?" - you'd have to put one item back - "I don't want that then." It was a great experience.
I did not make any more progress on the scarf today, so I will not be counting today in the total count for how it's going.
We had a lovely sunset tonight. I was a little late heading out to get a photo, but I did manage to snap this one.