What better way to get through the summer than with things sent by my Mom?! The kids and I are like children in the toy store every time. Even though she tells me mostly what she is sending, its like that surprise gift.
She sent this one Priority, but as usual, the Postal Service took its sweet time. I told her to save her money and stick with regular post next time. After all, they earned the name, Snail Mail, for a reason!
She had sent a large stack of clothing for the weed I call my baby girl. She is shooting through her 9-12 month clothes already. So its time to start getting those next sizes. And since my Mom loves to spoil her grand babies, she sends what they need as often as she finds them with great deals. Most of these were clearance deals.
Then we have a Wonder Woman shirt for me!
Yay! And this cool bracelet with a note about painting it gold for a Wonder Woman cosplay.
I love my Mother! She read my mind without knowing... or did she? I had been thinking that it would be cool to find cuff bracelets that I could use for that cosplay. One down and 1-2 more to go!
Mom also sent this big bag of pearls. Not sure what I will do with those yet. And some Pez dispensers for the kiddos. There was also some little princess figures for my oldest daughter.
And lastly, a gift that I will give to my brother for Christmas.
But I don't have to wait for packages to get some neat finds. I went this past Saturday to the nearest flea market.
Its not something I indulge in often, but since I only had my youngest baby why not! I'm quite surprised at the things I came across. My first purchase was a Padme Amidala doll for $5.
I'm collecting them and she makes my second one. I found some Disney Infinity characters for $3 each or 2 for $5. This game is being discontinued, but the figures, or game pieces, are still out there. We have the console piece and I pick up the characters for it when I find them decently priced. So I grabbed a couple of them to offer the kids as incentives for doing more chores around the house.
This summer has been busy building a chore list and teaching them responsibility. I also picked up Star Wars action figures. My oldest son loves these! He plays by himself or with siblings, imagining the stories he loves so well with the figures in his hands. Those I got for .50 each.
We might not be able to afford Schlitterbahn or 6 Flags, but we are finding fun in other ways!