Saturday, May 17, 2008

So I'm just chillin here at nap time...waiting for my hubby to get home from a work day at church. He had to be there at 6 am to get stuff ready for a men's breakfast that was strategically scheduled right before the workday. Smart and subtle manipulation. Last Saturday Steve was away on a fishing trip, but I decided today that I would make the most of another Saturday alone with the girls. I never can convince them all at once that a morning of garage sales is in order, but I bribed them into the car with a promise of donuts. I also tried to get them pumped about it by yelling at the top of my lungs when I woke up, "Who wants to go to garage sales!?" Everything seems like fun when you yell it loudly with a voice full of giddy anticipation:) So we spent an absolutely gorgeous morning toodling around our favorite g-sale neighborhoods, munching on donuts and sipping from juice boxes. That along with the occasional discovery of an unused sticker book, barbie phone, or other cheap but mildly entertaining piece of junk.....what more could a kid ask for!? The big purchases of the day were a tiny desk for Addie's room (that was on our garage sale shopping list), and a big bag of ponies and horses for the girls. 

Steve and I watched Dances with Wolves earlier this week and decided that it would be fun to give our girls Sioux names. I'm still waiting for more inspiration, but here are our ideas so far. Addie...Stands on her Head, Josie...Cuddles with a Grin, Ella...Dances in Dresses, and Gwen...Food in her Hair. We decided it would be best to refrain from using Poops with a Grunt for Ella. Princesses don't grunt. Or poop.

1 comment:

Nikki said...

I know what you mean about getting all the kids in garage sale mood at the same time. We've recently started giving Isaiah and Olivia an allowance...having their own 50 cents to spend helps sometimes. I've done the donut bribing thing too, parks work also.