Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A month late, but never a dollar short.

Um, remember that thing called Halloween? I recall this same thing happening last year. At least this year I found them before December! :)

The last few months have been very rough for our little family financially speaking (like it isn't for anyone else?!) So, when it came time for the costume shopping, I was feeling a little...I dunno frightened. I have a very strict budget, and everything for myself and the kids has to come out of that small amount of allotted moolah. Imagine my surprise when I suggested to Hubbs that we go to Savers.

Have I mentioned how much I. Heart. Savers.?

We found Memmy's costume. She had been wanting to be Hello Kitty for WEEKS...if you asked her that is what she wanted to be. I was dying. I had an idea of what I wanted to do for her costume but JUST TRY to find WHITE kitty ears anywhere. So, upon looking through the racks of costumes, we came across this one. Perfect for a little almost three year old. She was in heaven.

Then J-Man, we found a "Power Ranger" costume for him at the Saver's, but they wanted an OUTRAGEOUS price for it...it was apparently "new" missing the mask and all. We left it and I promised to take him to KMart and he could pick out a Power Ranger costume there. Well, he saw this one and HAD to have it.

Here is where I get all teary. J-Man had spent the day with Hubb's parents. He "worked" at the salon all day, sweeping up the floor (Before you get all child labor law on me...my kids do it willingly, and because they want to), and he helped "the ball lady" count her money and put new balls in the ball machine. She paid him $5 for his help. Then lucky lad, he lost his tooth, and his grandpa gave him a few dollars. (Grandparents are great.) Anyway, he saw this costume and he wanted to buy it with "his own money". Tears. I got a little choked up when he handed over his $8.50 earnings (minus tithing) to the clerk. Secretly though, it was a blessing for us. It was a good learning experience for him. He is becoming quite the little accountant.
Is it funny that the Care Bear is all poised for action?
Optimus Prime!
He is the cutest thing ever.
Does anyone else's kid draw ON. THEIR. FACE? With permanent Marker? Mine does.
Holy crap she is freaking cute.

Anyway, Happy Halloween...er uh...Happy Thanksgiving.


The Lilly's said...

Wow, I'm so impressed that such a young boy would want to pay for his own costume, you're obviously doing something right in the child-rearing department. They both look so cute!

Holly said...

They are so adorable. I need to get my halloween pics up too. Bah! Your kids are breathtaking, seriously.

marci helen said...

love how happy they are!! such precious little ones!! happy halloween and thanksgiving to you too!!

Marc and Megan said...

Is it weird that I want the care bear costume in my size?? Such cute costumes... and even cuter kids. Seriously.

Josh and Anna said...

Kim that is awesome! Good work with the deal hunting! It's become my new obsession. I know how hard it is when every dollar has a purpose, and somehow there is never enough for the "extras", i.e. Halloween costumes or worse, Christmas Shopping (yikes!) Anyway, I am celebrating your find with you. I get really excited about good deals!

Heather said...

So CUTE!! I love it! It was so worth the wait to see those little darlings!! Good job Bargain Huntress!! Good job J-man for learning to help and pay tithing!! Such a hard worker. . .like his parents! Luvs to you Kimmy!

dust and kam said...

So, so freaking cute!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

OMG! Love the costumes! =)

Mandee said...

Such cute kids! Love the care bear costume, and my boys would die for a Transformers costume! Love that he helped pay for it!

Barrett said...

Don't feel bad, I still haven't done my Halloween post yet either! They look adorable BTW! I wish I could volunteer to cuddle on those premies! Well, I know you can't cuddle them a lot when they are that tiny but I'd love to dote on them!

Leisha said...

Care Bears rule! As do Power Rangers. We have a life size version of that particular Care Bear in Pillow form in my daughter's room ($20...Target, year-round fun!)

zandor said...

Those pictures are great. She is the most adorable care bear ever.

Michelle said...

SOOOOOOO cute!!!

Lace said...

Oh! I love that boy! It has been way too long since I've seen him! He is just the sweetest! Emms makes an adorable care bear too!