Friday, January 18, 2008


We had to go to Target this morning to pick up diapers (um, no, I'm still not using the huge box of cloth diapers I have in our garage . . . and yes, I do feel guilty about it . . . thanks for asking!)

Back to the topic, however -- in addition to diapers, I found some great deals for things we need -- $3.24 sandals for each boy (N's sandals were thrown out a few months back, C has worn his out and they need to be thrown away), sandals for DH for $6.24 (I can finally throw away his beat up pair!), shoes for me for $5.74 (um, ok, maybe I didn't need these shoes very much - I really need a pair of loafer style and these were tie shoes, but I splurged.), pants for me for $6.24 (desperate need -- none of my pants fit anymore. I bought one pair a couple weeks ago, so now I have 2 pair!), and a couple of pieces of clothing for L in 9 month size for the spring. Target has great clearance items usually, but I really have to be careful not to buy things *just* because it's a great deal! It's only a great deal if we are truly in need of the item.

We got strapped into the van -- I looked in the rear view mirror -- and said "Who wants to go to the zoo?" Of course, the boys eagerly shouted that they wanted to go!

These are the times that I'm glad I am prepared -- so that I can be spontaneous! The stroller was loaded into the back of the car. Sun hats are always left in the car. My diaper bag was well-packed for L. We had no problem hopping on the highway and spending a few hours wandering around the zoo.

We all had a great afternoon and came home to find DH already home and doing some more work on the boys' bedrooms. My kitchen may not be clean, but I think we made a great memory today -- and that's what it's all about!


  1. Anonymous9:11 PM

    one of my mantras in life is that memories are better than housework!

    sounds like a lovely day

  2. Anonymous7:16 AM

    Loved this post, Melanie!

    Makes Arizona sound so appealing from where I sit too - sandals - geesh! We're still in boot season! LOL

    We're going to Buffalo in a few minutes here --- I always think of you when I pass the Tonawanda signs!

    God bless.


  3. I just love your blog :o)

    We bought sandals for our boys a few days ago at Target for that same price. I wonder if they're the same :o) Your day sounds wonderful!



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