Friday, March 20, 2009

Frugal Spring Break- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

We have had such a fun week I didn't have a chance to post the last couple of days. Wednesday we went to the park with Daddy and had a picnic and flew kites. It was a beautiful afternoon so the girls played, the dog walked (and got lots of attention from strangers) and Mommy layed in the sun for a minute. Here's the pics:

Our picnic (complete with the quilt)

Daddy and his girlies flying kites.

"I see my kite, Daddy!"
Total cost: $2.14 for kites from Dollar Tree

Thursday we went to the Zoo with our neighbors. I got a free family pass from work last Spring and it doesn't expire until June. We took a picnic lunch and saw the Dinosaur exhibit.

Peyton and the baby T-Rex

Peyton, Maddy and our neighbor on the turtle sculpture.

The life size T-rex. It is animitronic and loud! Peyton screamed when she saw it.

Total cost: 1.00 for drink refills, 1.02 for smashed pennies.
Thursday evening the neighborhood girls put on a concert for the parents. They curled their hair, put on glitter and set up chairs. They had a stereo and 3 karaoke machines. They had made invitations earlier in the week. It was so cute to hear them sing Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. At the end they signed autographs for all of us!

Total cost for performance: 0.00! =)
Friday, we had the first day of our garage sale. We sold old clothes, furniture and new items I had gotten free with coupons. Our first day was pretty profitable. Hopefully tomorrow will be better, and warmer! Maddy is trying to make money for a new bike. Today she sold stretch bracelets (aka my old black pantyhose with random household items attached) for $1. Tomorrow we are going to try a different approach. Stay tuned!

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