Friday, July 31, 2009

Thrift Store Shopping in OH

I need to find a thrift store here in Baltimore like the one we went to in OH. It was chock full of very nice, hardly worn clothes and it was 50% off all clothes today. I know I am not alone in this feeling, but my kids are growing like weeds and I find it difficult to keep my kids dressed without breaking the bank. I can't imagine how people with more children keep their kids clothed without spending seven fortunes. We stocked up for another 6-12 months for very little money. Thank goodness for thrift stores.
My "new" shoes. I wore them around the store the entire time we shopped. I have been wearing flip-flops or running shoes all summer and initially it felt so constricting to have my foot enclosed in a shoe. I'm glad I wore them around though. I ended loving them.
This was my favorite buy of the day. I have another pair or prana pants and I adore them. They are years old and they just get better as they age, kind-of like me in that respect. These pants are so fabulous, I want to live in them. They were NWT and in case you can't see the label, it says $53. I got them half-price for $2.50. (And yes, I am letting the world that I am a 10.)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Love a Deal

Isn't it wonderful when you find a deal that almost seems too good to be true? At Target today, I found these lovely rainboots on clearance. They were the only ones there and they just happened to my size! I got them for $6, six measly dollars. Happy day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

FHE ala E & Sis

FHE has gone the way of the Dodo this summer. Jon has been working Monday nights and I have been lazy. Simple as that. So this morning I mentioned to the kids that I wanted them to put together a lesson for FHE. In fact, I told them to plan the whole thing. For hours they worked at the table. First, they needed an xcto knife and mat. Next, they wanted a shoebox. Then Et disappeared outside for a spot. They were busy for most of the afternoon. E cutting and writing. Sis coloring and gluing. They were so focused. It made for a quiet house.
This is the *project they worked on together. (The word bubbles were not taped across the top originally, just when that portion of the story was taking place.)
It was a great lesson and reminded me of how capable, clever and intelligent my kids truly are. They did a fabulous job!

*If you can't figure out what you are looking at, its Nephi, Laman and Lemuel arriving in the Promised Land.