Shopping Trip!

We survived our shopping trip to the mall.  It was actually a lot better than I thought it was going to be.  I think because we had 3 grown ups to handle 6 kids…2 each!  Shane’s a calming presence, and the kids seem to have a bit more respect for his authority for some reason (does anyone else have that problem?  One parent garnering more respect than the other?).

So armed with their birthday/allowance money that they had been saving, off we went to the mall.  I think all the kids did really well.

Meri, armed with $4.50 purchased a new pair of “click clack shoes” (because they go click clack on the floor!).  Zellers was having their closing sale, so with the discount and the tax, they were exactly $4.50. 

Charlotte had $44.50 and came home with a Barbie, a Barbie Pool, and a My Little Pony hot air balloon (the music from it is already driving me crazy!)…Her purchase came to $38 and change.  All her toys were on sale, she saved about $25 on everything. 

Aaron had a whopping $89.00!!  He came home with no money but he is thrilled with his purchases!  He got Super Mario Power Tennis (Wii), Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii), a box of Pokémon training cards, and a Pokémon Essential Handbook.

Andrew left home with $49 and came back $5.00.  He got:  Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Demension for Wii, and a Luigi action figure.

Allen got Pokémon Heart Gold game for DS, Pokémon Black and White Book and a pack of Black and White trading cards.  He spent about $66 on his purchases and came back with $12.00 in his pocket.

Austan, I think, got the biggest bang for his buck.  With his $49 he made some frugal purchases and I think almost everything was on sale.  He purchased 2 Megablocks Halo Sets, a carrying case for DS stuff, a Hero Factory, Link’s Crossbow Training game for Wii (this was 95 CENTS!  WOW), a package of styluses and a pack of  Pokémon Cards.  He came home with $1.54

Even us grown ups got our game on.  We purchased a Just Dance game for the Wii, and Shane picked up a Star Wars Lego game for Wii.  We spent $45.18.

It was a fruitful trip and paid for completely with cash!  YAY us.


2 responses to “Shopping Trip!

  1. The Asian Pear

    Good buys!

    Especially the Wii games (Star Wars & Just Dance). Both are super fun.

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