Monday, January 5, 2009

Shopping and the house

We went and did a little shopping this morning. For anyone who knows my kiddos well, they know their feet grew like little crazy people the first 2 years of their life. I was buying shoes every month to month and a half. It was nuts. I got to go last October and buy them a pair of shoes and guess what...they are still able to wear them! You will not believe how tickled pink I am over this. Buying shoes at basically $100 a pop (since we have to get 2 pair) is not a fun expense to have so often. But today I knew I had to get them some tennis shoes and Stride Rite is having a great sale. Woo-hoo! I still spent way more than I meant to but I was able to get both of them 2 pair of shoes, socks and they had to have this wooden train (I am such a sucker...they are so good when we go shopping most of the time I do indulge them when they are super good). Of course it was all on sale and I knew I wouldn't be back in a month so I was okay with it. And they loved wearing their new tennis shoes home so it made them happy. Which in turn makes me happy. :)

The next time I have to get Cameron shoes though he will no longer be in toddler size! I can't believe he is 2 and I am going to be buying him big boy shoes in a few months. Wow. Makes me stop and realize how fast they are growing up. So not ready for that!

And yes, you can tell me I don't need to be buying them Stride Rite shoes all you want. But when you have a child with xtra wide feet you will understand this is basically the only place you can get them shoes. It bites, but a parent does what they have to do. And you want to know the part that sucks even more? To have 2 children that you can't even let wear the others shoes when they are finished because one wears wide and the other xtra wide. How is that for fun? ;)

And this was Cameron putting on his own hat this morning while we were leaving. He looks like a little admiral to me. He put it on sideways...very funny.

I have been working very hard the last few weeks to come up with a good system of cleaning my house and a plan for 2009 to get it organized. I still have a little ways to go (need to type up all the spreadsheets and things I came up with) but I am finally so close to finishing! I also came across this really cool post on Declutter it! and I actually feel like I am on the right track finally. Before November of last year (man that sounds strange to say) I always felt like I was just spinning my wheels. I told M I was going to focus on just getting the day-to-day cleaning down and then over 2009 work on organizing and cleaning out each room. After reading her post I felt like I was on the right track. Woo-hoo! I really think this will happen for this year. I am so excited. Anyone that knows me well knows I spent the majority of 2008 either cleaning out, packing, organizing, moving, and unpacking. I actually got to the point where if I didn't see another clean room I could have cared less. I was so tired of spending every minute I had that I wasn't taking care of my kids cleaning out or staging my house. And then after we put it on the market I had to then keep it spotless for the crazy people that would call and want to see the house in 15 minutes. It was crazy. So now I am back among a normal like (whatever that is) and ready to tackle my house. Let the games begin!


Jill Scott said...

Dang, I can't imagine having to keep a house clean enough to show at a moments notice with little ones in the house. You must have been exhausted.

Jill Scott said...

It's me again. I'm glad you made the Egg Nog Fudge and liked it. That's great!

BTW, Peanut Head laughed about the Chia Pet comparison. He actually let me take the pictures and he cooperated with his goofy face because I'm always calling him Chia Pet Head.

mommyjill said...

Wow that must stink having to buy shoes at Stride Rite! Ugh- my little guys feet are growing like a weed too- but luckily I can get them at Target or Payless most times. He outgrows a size every 4-6weeks so I feel your pain! I have to go up 1/2 sizes because if I go up to the next whole size he trips over his feet and falls on his face all day :(
Maybe your little guys will have some feet slimming over the next few years- Lucas' feet were so fat we had to buy wides for a while but not anymore- they are long and skinny.


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