I just love opening my mailbox to find a package inside, and that is one more reason why I love my new hobby--searching for amazing deals on name brand baby clothes on e-bay. Last week I bid on and won a Kelly's Kids romper with balloons on the front--perfect for Ada's birthday--and it arrived today. Granted, it's a little big. I ordered a size 18 months to make sure that Ada would get some wear out of it. I tried it on her, which she was not too happy about, and it is not so big that she can't still wear it on her big day. Yea. The only problem is that I can only bid in very small amounts, so I most often get outbid, which is a relief to Scott. I bid so low on the romper that I paid more for shipping than I did for the outfit. And ya'll, it is in great shape. If I didn't know otherwise, I would think it was brand new. And you can tell it's high quality. I guess there is a reason those clothes are so stinking expensive.
Other news from today, and this is the most exciting news of all--I discovered an online forum where I can connect with other moms that live right here in my town!! I have found things like this for Atlanta, but never specifically for my little suburb. And, the best part, there are weekly events planned for stay at home moms just like me!! In August there are several playdates planned at places like Chick-fil-A and our local coffee shop. There is even a reading day for kids Ada's age at the local library. I can't wait to meet these other moms and begin to end this life of isolation that I find myself living.
While perusing this forum, I found a link to a website that lists all the kids consignment sales that are going on in a given area, and there are several coming up soon!! Just in time for Ada to need new fall clothes. I am so excited. Jane Boutwell always finds great stuff at these sales, and I normally just purchase stuff from her, but I cannot wait to explore the sales myself. Apparently there is a really great one in Peachtree City in September that sales overstock items from trunk sales. This means clothes that have never even been worn. Oh, I just can't wait. I have to start saving my pennies now. As Dave Ramsey says, if I know this is coming, then I can prepare in advance, and hopefully get Ada some really cute, high quality clothes for a fraction of the normal cost. Yea again. So, all in all it's been a pretty great day.