We've been doing lots of shopping lately, getting stuff ready for school - supplies for my class, the Lone Star Girl's supplies, clothes. It has been a whirlwind. We picked up tennis shoes for the Lone Star Girl at Payless and a couple of inexpensive items from a new girl's clothing store, and then hit the thrift store for two pairs of jeans and two shirts. That was about all she needed after we conducted our inventory of what she had that still fit her and what did not.
We still needed a plaid dress, though. It is our tradition that the Lone Star Girl starts every school year with a new plaid dress. Only Burlington's seems to have plaid dresses at all and they have quite a selection, which has always puzzled me. We went to Burlington's and got this year's dress this last week. This one is sort of bittersweet to us because we talked about it and the Lone Star Girl feels that this is an elementary school tradition that will not translate well to middle school. Since this is the Lone Star Girl's last year in elementary school, it looks like this may be The Last Plaid Dress.