I'll try to do a real Thrifty Thursday post tomorrow, but since I was home today, I spent the day with my family.
First of all, Baby Girl has some new words that are adorable. She says "garage" when we say we're going out to the garage or even when we're heading that way sometimes. She also says something that sounds like "I did it" (which would be her first phrase if that's what it ends up being...). I love how expressive she's getting and it feels like she's learning more every day. Today when I picked her up from the sitter's (The Hubby and I worked around the house and sent her to the sitter's part day) she turned to the door and asked "Daddy?" I told her Daddy was at home and we'd see him when we got there. Then we were in the car and I asked her if she'd like to take a walk when we got home and she said, "walk". I said, "yeah, maybe we can take a walk when we get home" and she says "Daddy". It amazed me that she remembered that Daddy is at home, the walk is at home...so the rest of the ride she was saying some combination of "Daddy", "walk", and "home".
And because I can't write a post on Thursday without mentioning how thrifty I am...
The Hubby wanted to do something a little special with Baby Girl before we sent her to the sitter's (you know, to help us feel a bit better about it), so we went out to breakfast. We went to Bob Evans because we had a gift card--hello free breakfast! As a side note, Baby Girl ate almost an entire sausage link, almost a whole piece of bread, and then almost a whole scrambled egg, only AFTER we put ketchup on it, which she'd never tasted before. Yuck. lol
Anyway, we then went to Low.e's to pick up some lawn bags and maybe a utility sink. We found a sink for a decent price and also picked up a furnace filter. We had a gift card for there, too. If I'd known we would be going, I could have gotten a coupon...see what happens when you don't plan ahead?? :) The gift card didn't cover it all, but it was helpful.
Lunch was breakfast leftovers.
Dinner was chicken parmesean (well, just chicken with pasta sauce over it with some pasta & peas) and I used some sliced French bread I'd bought on Manager's Special to make some cheesy garlic crostinis. Yum :)
And now I'm baking chocolate chip cookies, just because (and because I had all the ingredients here).
It was tempting to go out for lunch or to go shopping while home, but we resisted and have had a great day.
Happy Veteran's Day to all of you. We are incredibly thankful for the service of our men and women who help preserve the freedoms we all enjoy.
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