I got some pretty good deals. I went looking for summer tops and shorts for Sarah since she only has a few warm weather play clothes that her Aunt Elizabeth sent her. (Thanks Elizabeth!) And of course I had to get Sarah some shoes. I found 2 pairs of Stride Rite dress shoes for about $8 each. Stride Rite shoes are EXPENSIVE but they last and Sarah never complains when she wears them. She doesn't like certain brands, I guess they hurt her feet.
|Um, did I buy enough pink stuff? I'm not sure.|
I did splurge and get Sarah one smocked outfit. A cute Hula Girl top and capri set. It was $15 but it was in very excellent condition and normally stuff like that is easily $30-$35.
For Cody I focused on getting him church clothes so there are a lot of nice button ups and collared polos. I even got him a pair of shoes that were brand new still with tags for only $4, a cute pair of dress shoes (see bottom left corner), and a pair of Stride Rite sneakers. I can't remember what size Sarah was wearing when she started walking so I guessed and got him a size 4. I also got him a lot of good deals on outfits, pants that came with one or two shirts for $4.
Anyway, the real point of this post is not me trying to make myself feel better about how much money I spent last night on clothes the kids will outgrow with in a few months but the conversation I had with Sarah this morning. It went like this.
Sarah came out trying to put her sneakers on. She loves shoes.
Mommy: Sarah, I got you new shoes last night.
Sarah: New shoes!
Mommy: Yes, new shoes. Do you want to try them on?
Sarah: Yes! Put shoes on!
I get out her new pair of pink and gold strappy sneakers.
Mommy: Here are your new shoes. Do you like them?
Sarah: Are they squeeky shoes?
Mommy: No, they don't squeek.
Sarah: Not squeeky shoes? (looks disappointed)
Mommy: No, I'm sorry. But let's try them ok.
Sarah: ok mommy.
Mommy: Do you like your new shoes.
Sarah: Yes! Look! New Shoes!
Sarah showing off her new shoes.
And I had my hands on a pair of squeeky shoes last night at the sale and put them back. I guess I should have gotten them.