I subscribe to a fantastic newsletter that lists just about every family activity in the area for the entire week, provides safety and recall information, and has fun giveaways every week. I just happened to be the lucky winner of this week's giveaway, which was for 2 VIP shopping passes to a huge kids' consigment sale. Being the VIP that I am, I got to go the night before the sale opened to the
crazies general public and get first dibs on the good stuff. I grabbed my fellow thrifty mommy, left all the kids with the dads, and went bargain hunting.
While most of the really good stuff was for the itty bitty babies that I sadly no longer have, I managed to find an adorable sundress for each of my girls, along with galoshes Brynn has been begging me for months for. I also found two great toys I knew my kids would go nuts over (as if we needed more crap in this house!). It was hard to resist pulling both of the toys out right away, but I gave them one this morning and will save the other as a reward for another day's worth of good behavior. These toys are no top of the line video game or iPod Touch that I see other people giving their toddlers, but thankfully my girls are still thrilled by the little things in life (like a $3 car ramp) and I'm thrilled to watch them play together while still having some cash left over to take them out for ice cream.
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