I know some of you enjoy this stuff, so I thought I'd share.
My cousin Mark and his wife Hope just had their first baby, Jackson. You all know I love baby things, and I love shopping, and I don't have a little boy to do it for. So while we were out and about today, when we stopped by Sears, I noticed "Baby Sale" signs all over. It was another of their Clearance on Clearance things; I love those. Almost anything with Winnie the Pooh on it was on sale, some of it on clearance and some of it just regular sale, and Hope loves Winnie the Pooh. I called up my aunt, and she said to go ahead and buy things for Jackson on her behalf, and while we were at it, to pick out a few matching things for our girls, since she meant to get them some at Christmas and then got overwhelmed, and that she'd pay us back when she got the chance (it's tax season, she works a little this time of year and has a bit of extra disposable income.)
Since I took pictures to send to her anyway (she wanted to see them but my dad and almost-step-mom are going over to Flagstaff tomorrow and we sent the things with them to save on shipping and get them there faster, so she wouldn't get a chance unless I took pics for her), I thought I'd show you all, too, so you can bounce with me over their adorableness.
They're not great pics, I was in a hurry to wrap them, but I think they do the trick.
Here are some of the cutest things I found and also great bargains. My aunt said besides the little baby stuff to pick up some bigger things if I found them, so I got these for church next fall or winter. They're size 12 mos. and were just so precious! The little chinos were $1.59 and the little blazer was $1.99, best deals of the day!
This little gown was nice and warm for chilly Flagstaff. It was only on regular sale, but I figured that 30% off-- $11.20-- for a brand-new, 0-6 mos. Winnie the Pooh nightgown wasn't bad.
Such a cute little 0-3 mos. velour "jogging suit", with a hoodie, pants, and long-sleeved onesie, and it was $8.49.
I couldn't resist this one; every new baby needs at least one cute little outfit nice enough for church the first week they go, and it made me go "awwww." And the price tag, $7.49, made me go "Why not?"
Besides those I got a really luxurious little Carter's hooded towel, which was $5 off the regular price, and a only-two-dollars-off-but-worth-it Halo Sleep Sack, to be from us (we had also picked up a few little sleepers and things in like-new condition from the thrift store-- I happen to know Hope won't care-- and a onesie from Target that says "I'm With the Band" on it; Hope and Mark are both musicians, and Mark makes guitars, I saw it and couldn't resist.) So the gifts all got wrapped up in two bags (reused, of course, the tissue too; I save them because I'm cheap and, if they're in perfect condition, why not?)
The last two pictures are of the things I chose for the girls:
ADORABLE, are they not? Emma will love it when she and Bridey wear them to church. The 4T one came with a little purse, and the 12 mos. one with a headband. $9.99 for the larger, $8.49 for the smaller, original prices $40 and $36.
Also in sizes 4T and 12 mos, $8.49 each. Perfect for the park, hats and all! I can't wait to dress them in these.
So that was my excitement for the day. (I mentioned that we can afford to pay for this and let my aunt pay us back later because we got our $5200 tax refund this morning, right?) And tomorrow, KPC and I are going out on our belated Valentine's date while my mom watches the girls. We are going to Philippe's, inventors of the French-dipped sandwich, for lunch, and then wandering around Chinatown for a while. It will be fun, I think.
I hope you all are having a great weekend, too!