We went to Goodwill today, the one in East Wenatchee, to check out their selection of baby clothes. We love shopping at Goodwill, but have never been in the market for baby clothes until now (unless it was for somebody else's baby shower, but I suspect that purchasing a gift from Goodwill might be considered somewhat tacky). They have a selection of very nice clothes, so we got two pairs of 12-month shorts and a sweatshirt jacket, which is what we really needed. We also bought an impulse buy of a pair of overalls. It was even red-tag half off day and we didn't know it, so one of the pairs of shorts was half off. What a deal! Here is TongJie modeling his steezy new overalls.
After TongJie's nap, we went once again to the loop trail for some walking, but not without stopping at Dairy Queen first for a half-off drink because it was between 2:00 and 4:00. We're all about getting good deals, as you may have gathered. Actually, we're both feeling much better to be back on our normal budget starting today. Since we were gone for half of the month of May, we didn't do our regular budget, nor did we do our envelope cash system for certain items (namely groceries, restaurants, gas/oil, clothing, haircuts, pet food/supplies, coffee, toiletries, etc.), so since we've been back from China we've been gingerly spending money without really keeping track of it. And I don't like that. So, as I was saying, it's very nice to be back on our regular budget. And the guy at DQ even gave Albert a pup cup! TongJie didn't realize what was going on, since he's now in his rear-facing carseat like he's supposed to be, so he didn't have a chance to get jealous. I'm sure it won't be long until we'll no longer be able to slip things like that past him anymore. We walked for quite a while on the trail with TongJie in his stroller, but when we were almost back at the car, we stopped and let him out to walk around for awhile. He's doing so well with walking on the uneven grass and going uphill and downhill. He even walked a bit without holding onto either of our hands!
This evening, TongJie continued playing with his new Mega Blocks. He also loves carrying bags around, and before bed he was toddling around the house with a bag on each arm. It cracks us up the way he holds the bags on his arms with them dragging along behind him.
And, to top it all off, I believe tonight was the first night since we've met TongJie that he's fallen asleep before 8:30!