Saturday, February 26, 2011
baby all gone, grocery prices, and CAKE
We have already celebrated today- even though she won't be 5 until Monday. We had a birthday lunch of her specified favorite foods, strawberry cake with strawberry jello/cool whip frosting, topped with skittles and m&ms. Now the kids are watching cartoons and I am editing photos- feeling very relaxed and lazy with a dog sitting on my shoulder (she sits on the back of the couch with her rear end on my shoulder- it is genuinely adorable)
As we were carefully applying the many skittles and m&ms to the top of the cake (as specified by her, "I want a pink cake with pink icing and covered with m&ms")- we realized that they matched her initials. How cute is that?!? Happy Birthday Skittles Mincy :)
She ate the candy off the top and was ready to open presents....
Our little girl had wanted Baby All Gone for Christmas- we didn't really listen when she talked about it...she had never even seen the doll- just heard about it and that it really eats bananas. But when she continued to talk about Baby All Gone every day since Christmas, I started to listen to her and decided maybe we could get one for her birthday. I started about 3 days ago. First I tried Wal-Mart, then Target. I called Baby R Us and Kohl's...Baby All Gone was all gone!!!!
So we had to order it and it will not be here until next week.
So while she was opening presents she would look at the remaining presents and kind of size up the package, trying to figure out if we could fit Baby All Gone into the gift bag. We finally told her that we had gotten it and it would come in the mail next week. She was very relieved! Reminded me of the year I got my cabbage patch :)
We are taking The Financial Peace class by Dave Ramsey at church. Dave and I have been working on budgets, etc, and all that other stuff (whatever it is.....it is mostly Dave working on it :)
Anyway, it seems like our grocery budget is inching up each week. I know I am to blame, I have been shopping at Trader Joe's (and LOVE it!), but also, I think it is partly due to our growing children and the prices have been going up everywhere, right?
I would love it if you would tell us how much you spend a month on groceries. And does this price include toiletries?
I would love to know what other people pay for groceries...you could even leave an anonymous comment and I would not try and guess your identity.
This will either be helpful to me so I can say to Dave, "Look how much everyone else spends!"
(except that he is not the type to cave into peer pressure)
Or it will make Dave say, "see how much less we should be spending!!!
In your comment let us know how many people you are buying for.
I have loved hearing your comments about where you work and what you do.