Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shop Til' You Drop

First of all I would like to wish my hubby a very Happy Birthday today! He turns 29, and that means one year closer to the big 3-0. Hubby and I are the same age but he is a few months older, so it's good to know he will be turning 30 before I will!! Anywho, happy birthday babe, sweet pea and I love you very much!

Yesterday sweet pea and I went up to Edinburgh, IN with my mom and aunt for some much needed outlet shopping. I was needing to get sweet pea some new shoes for the summertime, so since my mom was on Spring Break this week, this was the prefect opportunity. Edinburgh is about 1 1/2 hours away from Louisville, so it's not a bad drive at all, and it also gave sweet pea the chance to get a nap in before our shopping extravaganza began. (Although she only slept for like 25 mins.) Once we got our bellies full with a delicious lunch at Arby's we headed across the street to the outlet mall.

We started at the Stride Rite outlet to get sweet pea taken care of first, so she would be in a good mood while we tried on shoes. She did really well trying on all the different styles, but screamed bloody murder when we had to measure her foot. (I worked at Stride Rite in high school and college, so I remember how the kids hated getting their feet measured. It may them think they were at the Dr's office)

Sweet pea found this Lego table to play with at the Osh Kosh store, and I wasn't sure if we were going to get her to leave quietly, or drag her out kicking and screaming! Surprisingly she pushed in all the chairs and left on her own free will.

Since we went on a Wednesday, and Indiana schools had their Spring Break last week, the stores were really easy to shop because they weren't crowded at all. Once we let sweet pea out of the stroller she would not sit still. It was so hard getting a picture of her, and this was the best I could do. We eventually had to coax her back in with a cookie, because it was just getting too hard to shop and keep any eye on her at the same time.

mom, sweet pea, aunt debbie
We ended up shopping for 5 hours and sweet pea did really good for the most part. There was a little whining involved, don't get me wrong, but no major melt downs, until we got to the car! Everyone was getting hungry at that point and she was extremely tired since she had only slept for a short bit in the car on the way there. Once we all ate and started down the road, sweet pea succumbed to Mr. Sandman and took a little snooze.

We all had a blast and got some great stuff. Some of the stores prices were a little ridiculous for an outlet mall, but we each found a few things. Sweet pea got a new pair of tennis shoes and sandals.

Mommy got a new white long sleeve shirt and headband from the GAP.

And the greatest deal of all were these winter coats that I got sweet pea for next year at the Children's Place, for only $4.99 a piece! That's right folks you aren't seeing things, they were FOUR DOLLARS AND 99 CENTS A PIECE!! I couldn't decided between the two so I got both at that price. The best part is that the purple one has a fleece liner that can be zipped out, so it is actually 3 jackets in one.

Well I better jump off here and get ready for work. Tonight is kids night at good ol' Chick-Fil-A so I am sure the dining room will be hopping and I will be filling ALOT of drinks! Until next time, BYE!!


  1. I wish I would have realized that it was you and said hi! I was complaining in Stride Rite because there were two workers in the middle of the floor that wouldn't allow me to get around with my stroller and if you heard me I probably sounded like a big ol' witch! I am not really a witch, but wanted to them to let me through haha! Glad you found some good deals. I stayed clear of the baby stores because Kendall has far too many clothes already!

    1. No, I totally didn't hear you at all, but understand fully the frustration about the stroller. I hate when you go in a store and it is not accessible for strollers! Maybe we will run into eachother again soon. I think our girls would have fun playing together. Have a great week!