I had such a good online shopping trip this morning! Old Navy is having one of their stuff-and-save sales, which are my favorite: 20% off everything, even clearance. You have to have an Old Navy card to get the deal, but I highly recommend having one anyway, because if you do you can also get free shipping (use coupon code SPECIAL--they don't go out of their way to remind you) on $50+.
When I shop at The Children's Place I tend to buy mostly girl stuff, but when I shop Old Navy I buy almost all boy stuff. I bought Rob and William some pigment-dyed polo shirts (all three colors) and dark-tint jeans. I also bought a whole pile of long-sleeved bodysuit three-packs for Henry: I had those for the twins and they're so soft and so nice under overalls or for extra warmth under a long-sleeved outfit. What I don't understand is why I only bought them in size 6-12 and size 12-18. What was I thinking? I should have gotten 3-6 for this fall. And when he's in 12-18 months, it'll probably be summertime. Well, I lost my mind, that's all. But I lost it in cute colors! I got the gray combo (brown, gray, white) and the blue haze combo (dark blue, light blue, white), and also plain white. They have cute girl colors, too. Damn it, why didn't I get them in size 3-6? I think I forgot how old my baby was, I think that's what happened. Oh come on, like I can be expected to remember EVERYTHING.
I did buy one shirt for Elizabeth, a green floral one. I don't even know if I like it; I just couldn't resist $1.99 plus another 20% off.
Rob and William and I did our third day of running. We might repeat Week One next week, because we were still struggling. When I say "struggling," I mean "begging the gods to spare our lives." It definitely helped, though, to take your advice about running heel-first, running slower, lacing our shoes less tightly (I was thinking they were supposed to be MORE tight for running), and stretching more afterward. Also helpful: drinking a leeeeeetle too much coffee beforehand; and, once we were at the halfway point and heading back home, reminding myself that there was a pan of brownies waiting for us. (I'm running for my health!)
Maybe I should just place another order with Old Navy. It's really bothering me that I didn't get the bodysuits in 3-6 months. And maybe I should have gotten the uni combo (yellow, light green, white) too. I wonder if the stuff-and-save code can be used more than once? I wonder if I can find a full $50 worth so I can get the free shipping? Well, it's only $5 flat-rate if I can't. I hate this kind of thing! I'm going to be agitating about this all day, and then I'll finally decide to just DO it--and they'll be out of stock.
Grr. Well, if any of you buy anything, tell me what you bought and maybe I'll love it and want it and be happier about placing another order.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...