This morning Cora woke up just before 7. I was already showered and ready to go. As soon as I heard her stir, I was in her room giving her kisses. Soon, I was out the door. It was consignment sale time!
I could never be a Black Friday person. I get too competitive. I want to get the best deal and I want to get it fast. So, I was really taking my chances by setting foot in a huge kids consignment sale.
Wooo Weee! As soon as I stepped in to Sardis Presbyterian Kids Consignment Sale I was overwhelmed with potential great deals and great things.
I wanted to go running through the store screaming Whooopeeee and throwing things in a cart (Supermarket Sweep Style).
|Ohhh boy did I love that show! To this day, a lot of my sister's Would You Rather questions involve one choice being some sort of supermarket sweep. (image source)|
I started in the clothes. I saw some cute things but I was mainly looking at prices. I didn't go for an item unless I was completely in love with it and it was a decent deal or it was a great deal on something Cora really needed. By the time I was done with clothes my arms were stuffed. One of the wonderful volunteers grabbed my haul and put it in a special pile marked with my name.
Next up was the toys. Cora has PLENTY of toys and I am somewhat of a minimalist. You certainly wouldn't have known it by the way I went tearing through the toy aisles. Everything I saw I thought about how much Cora would love it. I may have gone a little wild.
I was too busy looking for deals so I did not take photos. These photos are a pretty good representation of what it looked like.
image from here
About an hour later and $116.58 broker I was home with my 33 item haul.
Cora was eating breakfast when I got home. I brought everything in and displayed it for Cora and Scott to take a look. It took 3 or 4 trips to the car to bring it all in.
I rinsed some toys off and let her go to work.
Scott liked the basketball hoop. He wanted to teach Cora how to dunk
Cora found a toy that had a bunch of circus blocks. She came over and asked me to open it. It turns out she was mainly interested in the big zipper bag that it came in.
My favorite items include:
Looking around at the mess of new found goodies all over my floor I am starting to realize that I went a little buy-crazy.
Lesson learned: Take your time. Buy only what you really need, not what you think your baby would like. Cora is entertained for hours by a ziplock bag. She would be happy without any of her new toys.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my best friends! DEE-DEE, you are a rock-climbing machine!
I hope to see you back here tomorrow!