Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Birthday and a Date

Someone turned 4! Where oh where has the time gone? I think about how different my life was 4 years ago. How different I was 4 years ago. Then I think about how different things will be 4 years from now...when I'm gulp...34? Ugh.

Here are some highlights from the birthday girl's big day:




Riley came over and played for a little while. The girls enjoyed a tea party with watermelon and graham crackers.




Tea set courtesy of my Aunt Lynne. I don't even know why we bother putting that back in the box, it gets used everyday multiple times a day!


Brynlee's new shirt from her "aunt" Carla. It's pink so of course she LOVED it and had to put it on right away


Aww some sister love! Can't wait to watch these two grow together. 

On Saturday Jimmy and I had a babysitter. I'm not comfortable leaving Claire with a 16 year old quite yet, so we took Claire with us and off we went. But where did we go? Hmm. Turns out it's hard to figure out something to do when you are short on funds but have a baby and have 4 hours of time. We ate dinner, and that took up all of like 30 min. So, I pulled out an old pastime of mine and Audreys. We hit up the Goodwill. 

Our mission, should we choose to accept it: Find the ugliest things possible. Let's just say mission accomplished.


Jimmy of course had to check out the tie rack  and dig for treasure, aka uglier than sin ties.


Disc man anyone? I could't believe the old stuff they had there. Corded home phones, tape players. Even a bunch of cameras that actually take film. It was like walking into a time capsule.


Despite our odd way to spend a Saturday night, Claire seemed to enjoy it.


I think I won right here. Check out this jacket. Coming at you straight from the 80's ( or perhaps early 90's?). Complete with shoulder pads and all. 

We did end up buying a new copy of the Little Mermaid for Brynlee since she broke the one she has. And I bought a book. Our grand total was $3.00. So was it the most ideal way to spend a date night? No, not exactly. But we did have some fun. And some good laughs.




2 comments:

Audrey Spence said...

I'm still trying to figure out why you didn't buy that jacket... seriously awesome! Hahaha! I still love thrift store shopping. Every now and again the kids and I head to DI. I actually think the majority of my clothes are bought here besides jeans. Sounds like a fun date night to me! :)

Liz Cuillard said...

Since I'm still in that weird stage where my pre pregnancy clothes don't quite fit by my maternity cloths are too big I've gotten several pairs of shorts from the goodwill. And from yardsales! I don't want to spend a bunch of money on stuff I'm not going to wear forever! And you can't beat the prices for books and movies
!