Thursday, March 29, 2012

Summer Wardrobe...

It's that time of year again!  The wee-sale!  A high end consignment sale for babies/kids that is offered in the spring and fall.  I have gone to this since I found out I was pregnant with Will and that is when she started this sale.  It has grown so much in the last couple of years and I always come away with the best finds!  

I love Gap, Ralph Lauren, Old Navy and Gymboree for my boys and this year, the sale did not disappoint.  I got so much!

For Willsy: 9 shirts, 3 bathing suits, 2 swim shirts, gap jeans, gap khakis, 11 shorts, 3 pairs of brand new flip flops, 2 pj sets, gap boat shoes and of course a Thomas book.  

For Eli: 13 pj sets, 5 shorts, 12 onesies, 6 shirts, 5 rompers, a plaid Ralph Lauren romper, a mini boden after swim nice, a play gym, 4 toys, birp clothes, and a cart cover.

All of this only cost me $225!

I love shopping for my boys and always try and look for good deals.  I usually shop at the Gap and Old Navy when I know they are having sales, so I can stock up.   I sometimes shop a season ahead as well.  I think the last time I paid full price for something at the Gap was when I was baby shopping for Will.  It also helps that we have a pretty big Gap Outlet near us.  Maybe a little dangerous too!

Where do you shop?  Do you have any local consignment sales?  Are you always on the hunt for a great deal?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

mom anxiety...but i'm back!

Do you ever need a little break?  Well, I did.  To be honest, I was having a hard time transitioning from mom of one to two.  I was anxiety ridden and really having trouble adjusting and getting us on a semi-schedule.  I was totally on edge and frankly, wanting my mommy!  But, thanks to my sisters and a few good bloggy friends, I made it to the other side.  I am finally feeling like I can tackle this mom gig.

So, what have we been up to besides getting ourselves on a schedule?

Will is sprouting like a weed.  He amazes me everyday.  He has a wonderful memory and loves to act out movies he has seen or even shows we have watched together.  He counts from 1-15.  He knows his days of the week, in a clever little song.  His mind has become a sponge over night!  Lew and I could not be more proud of our little bubsy and how much he has grown over the last couple of months.  We have even turned a corner on the whole eating issue.  He is beginning to try new things and it couldn't make me happier!

My sweet, little Eli is growing rapidly too!  At 4 months and 3 weeks he was 27 inches long and 16 lbs. and 5 oz.!  Such a big boy.  He is definitely following in the foot steps of Will!  He is a rolling machine, rolls both ways.  Gets himself up on his hands when on his tummy.  So strong.  Grabs everything he sees.  Loves being in his bouncer and in his saucer.  He started eating cereal, then we went to sweet potatoes, and bananas.  He loves them all.  We call him our chunky monkey and he just gives us a big gummy grin.  He loves to eat!  We have slowly gotten on a routine of sleep, which definitely has helped my sanity, thanks Clare!

My little Eli and his mini mohawk!

Will running free on St. Patty's Day.  These trees are the entry to our neighborhood.  Love them!

Now that I have found my mom groove, I am hoping to be back more regularly with more pictures of my boys.  They are the sweetest, and I just love them to pieces!