I got up bright and early this morning to get ready for the sale. My shop time was at 8. I just love to work a little extra to get to shop earlier. The deals are sweeter and the crowd is so much easier to deal with. I arrived around 7:40 and got in line.
Look at all those "super mom's."
My sweet pregnant friend Raven. She shops for three kiddos(and one on the way).
Andrea is one of the MOPS(Manager of Operations). That just means she can answer any question you have. She also obviously likes to dance and sing as seen in this picture! Ha!
Everyone coming into the sale and getting started!
Look at all the TOYS!
When you check out there is a tag puller that will pull off all the tags and count all your items and then a cashier that will enter all the tags into the system and give you your total. This is all of my stuff from my trip today. I hit the JACKPOT on costumes and games today.
When I get home I usually like to be able to lay out all my stuff for the kids like you would on Christmas morning. For my kids, RL season is even BETTER than Christmas! This morning, the kids were all waiting at the door for me to get home, so it was pretty crazy bringing my 42 items into the house and them finding all their goodies.
This is only part of the MESS that was my living room after the kids got into the bags of goodies.
Why yes, that is my youngest daughter dressed as a peacock! Ha! It was my favorite purchase of the morning!
I mean, seriously?
Are you kidding me?
Could this be any cuter? She LOVES it! I had a hard time taking it off of her! Want to know the price? You won't believe it! Only $5.50!! Seriously! She's going to be the single cutest peacock on the planet!
Bubby watches for the trash truck every Monday and Wednesday! He'll get up and say, "Today's a TRUCK DAY!" I was delighted to find him this cute trash truck with a dumpster for only $4.00!
Obviously, he doesn't like firetrucks! Ha! $3.00! It has sounds and moving ladders and lights. He said "Thanks MOM! Dis is COOOOL!"
I wish I'd gotten a better picture of this ADORABLE costume! It's a cupcake! I found THREE matching ones in the little girls sizes! Can you BELIEVE it! THREE matching costumes in the SAME SALE! Each of them was $8.
If you've read my blog for long, you know that my KK LOVES pirates! I found her an entire set for $6.00. It even has boots! This is her pirate face. I'm a little scared! Ha!
While Bubby was busy playing with his new trucks the girls were trying on his new costumes! I HAD to get him some boy dress-up stuff because he always ends up in a princess dress every time the kids play dress-up because he doesn't have any boy stuff! Is Addi tough or what? I don't know why her face looks chubby, there isn't an OUCE of chubb on this girl! She's so tiny! This set has a mask. I got it for $5.
Olivia was the only child that needed any clothes. I got her ALL of this for $34!
Includes a 2-piece set, 2 shirts, a dress, a pullover, a holiday shirt, and 2 pair of new jeans.
I told you in my last RL post about how I liked to get coats at the sales. These coats were, wait for it.....$15 TOTAL. That's right, I got a reversible thick coat for Olivia, a really nice dress coat for her, and the CUTEST little coat for Mia all for $15! What a blessing!
All the shoes I bought. The front two are for Bubby, the back two are for Olivia, and the middle boots are for Addi. Lucky KK didn't need any because Olivia just outgrew all of her shoes from last season and they all fit KK. I paid $11 for the two pair of Olivia's. I got Bubby's for $11 also, and that includes this pair of Kenneth Cols shoes.
Aren't they cute!?
A close up of the cupcakes! Seriously, SO cute! Yes, that's a statue of liberty costume too! $6. The kids LOVE it! Ha!
All of Bubby's costumes. Woody with hat $5. Batman with mask $4. Knight $4. Spiderman $5. You can also see a better look at KK's pirate costume. $6.
Better than Christmas! Ha!
I can't leave a sale without shopping for MYSELF! Here are my finds! $7.50 for the navy dress, $5 for the blue one, and $6 for the sweater.
All the toys/games/DVDs
American Girl mini books for Olivia. She LOVES reading these things. $5.
Fisher Price car mirror $3. This was NEW in the box!
I've been wanting one of these for a long time. The kids love to play, but the tiny checkers are a hazard around here. I got this set for $6.
This might be my BEST buy. I got all these puzzles for $6! That's $2 each! They retail for $10 each!! That's a savings of $24!
These cards will be good for Bubby to play with while I do school with the big kids. They were $3.
I love getting DVDs at the sales. I can usually save a TON of money and I've never had a problem with them working. I got each of these for $4. The kids won't be watching ET anytime soon, but I used to LOVE it, so I mostly bought it for me to watch after they are in bed. Ha!
This picture doesn't do this thing justice. It's HUGE! It has all sorts of learning games. I bought it for the little kids to play with while I'm doing school with the big kids. I paid $6.50 for it! It's musical and so much fun!
SO, if you are keeping count, that's right at $200 that I spent today. AND, so far today(this is only a FEW hours into the PRE-SALE) I've already MADE over $160! I expect to make well over $200 before the sale is over. Such a blessing for my family! Thanks Rhea Lana's!