Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Trip to D.I.

It's that time of year to go back-to-school shopping! I look forward to crisp new clothes and the fall weather to start the school year off right. I'm not talking about for me...although I have very fond memories of picking new outfits and carefully folding them in my drawer until school started. I can just see Lukas putting on his new clothes and his little backpack and getting excited about preschool. He starts soon and every single pair of his jeans have holes in the knees or are too short. So today was the day I thought we'd go back-to-school shopping! (I get so excited for these things even though Lukas still has 2 more years of preschool before he even starts kindergarten.) I wanted to save some money and try my luck at D.I. Well, no luck with jeans, but man did we score with books and toys. I got:

  • 14 books
  • a Diego with helicopter
  • two TMNT toys
  • 3 Buzzlightyears (one really BIG one)
  • Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc.
  • a couple of Mr. Potatohead toys
  • Dory from Finding Nemo
  • Sally from CARS
  • a cute baby dinosaur toy
  • a t-shirt for Lukas
  • a long-sleeved shirt and a cool Buzz jacket for Max
  • and a fun tray (not shown)

I'm pretty picky about buying second-hand and so the stuff you see is in good shape. And the grand total: $21.25! Can you believe that! Everything you see below for $21 bucks! My kids love anything Pixar or Dinsey so they are thrilled. I should hide half the toys for later so they don't play with them all at once. They won't know the difference and they'll think they're getting new toys. YAY for D.I. (Lukas loved helping me set everything up for the picture and then we wiped down all the toys. Max even helped. And I can hear happy playing noises in the other room, thanks to D.I.) We headed to Target to find the jeans and they have some cute ones for only $7.99. It's been a good shopping day!

Funny story about D.I.- I'm always telling Lukas that I'll give his toys away to D.I. if he doesn't pick them up and put them away. One day he was coloring pictures for friends and getting ready to mail them when he said, "Hey mom, I have a great idea. Why don't I send a picture to D.I.? I think she'll love it!" It never occured to me that he might think D.I. is a person! And when I told him we were going to D.I. today, he asked if D.I. had a kid that he could play with!! haha


The Lantz Family said...

I want to be DI's friend too. Your DI is awesome. I'll have to visit sometime. Go bargains!

Warner Fam said...

I need to start going to the DI. You have to be in the mood to look but when you are you usually find some pretty cool stuff!!

Tyler and Julia said...

I have a big "phobia" about the D.I. All the D.I.s close by where we're living right now are pretty scary, and I'm not a fan of buying hand-me-down things either. Still, looks like you scored some big bargains!

Jyl said...

wow good girl! i need to go shopping with u

Patty R said...

Awesome, great finds! I love the DI, I need to start going there more often.

Ali said...

I just have to tell you that I'm addicted to the DI!! I always find the best treasures there!! You made a haul!!