Saturday, February 28, 2009

So much to do

It's been raining here all day. They say we might get some snow tomorrow morning but most of the time that means nothing. Maybe the stars will align right and we'll wake up to a foot tomorrow morning. Not! We went shoe shopping today Seriously when you're buying shoes for four kids it gets expensive VERY fast!!! We went out with the intention of buying crocs for all three boys and tennis shoes for Lucas and Jacob for spring. Allie really hasn't worn shoes yet and I will get hers from Stride Rite when I go for Caleb soon. First place we went was this giant shoe store in an old warehouse. I was going to get everything from there but found that they really didn't have a large selection when it came to sizes for the boys. We got their crocs from there and David about had a heartattack when he saw the total. 3 pairs of crocs hit $80 very quickly. Afterwards we went to shoe carnival to get tennis shoes for Luke and Jake since they usually have a better size selection. Of course that was another $80. I still have to go and get Caleb some shoes but his aren't in as bad of shape as the other two right now. When I go I'll try and see if I can find Allie some pre walkers too..lord I can't believe I'm saying pre walkers for my little girl. Only thing I have left for shoes for the older ones will be a few pair of flip flops and hopefully they'll be done for spring/summer as far as shoes go. Seriously..Lucas is incredibly hard on shoes! About three weeks ago I finally gave him and bought him some new shoelaces..he really did need new shoes but I knew if I bought them he'd just tear them up too so I just got the laces for the time being. Here we are three weeks later and those are torn up too! When we got them tonight we made it clear that the older shoes are for playing outside and the new ones better not be in the backyard PERIOD. Now it's clothes shopping for spring/summer..ugh!!!!!!! I dread it! What do you guys do for clothes shopping..I've learned that when you have multiple children it's easier to do alot of it online althought it's difficult because you can't see everything in person and sometimes there is a huge difference in sizes. I've even found that all mediums are not sized the same at old navy. Weird I know! Any tips on getting shopping done with as little stress as possible...I need a personal shopper!

7 comments:

Ice House said...

I try to do their shopping when they are at school. I usually know if something will work or not so taking stuff back doesn't happen often.

I like to shop at Wal Mart, JCPenny, Khol's, sometimes The Children's Place, and on-line Old Navy for the oldest boys pants and shorts. My kids are so super skinny they usually need slim pants with adjustable waits.
If I just have to take the kids I try to do it on a day I can leave 3 of them with Dad and just take one. Later I'll take another. Etc...

I HATE shoe shopping for the kids UGH!It always seems that the store will have tons of every size known to man EXCEPT the ones I need.

I feel your pain!

He And Me + 3 said...

Wow...that is alot for some crocs. Yikes. Yes, clothing and putting shoes on children can get very expensive. I use coupons at Children's place as well as Old Navy. I look on line first and then go to the stores. Sometimes makes things easier.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Shoe shopping is tretcherous...Did I spell that right...Boys shoes are the worst!!! They grow way too fast!!!

Corrine said...

yeah i have no idea how to do shopping with kids, other than i go during school times when i only have two around. can you sneak out at night with out them?

Windy said...

I always shop end of the season for the next year, and my MIL does a lot of Goodwill shopping. Go in the morning when the oldest two are gone and take a snack w/ you to keep the little ones occupied in the buggy or stroller:) That's what I used to do.

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Sounds like chaos! Things are hard with just one baby.. I can't imagine with 4! Oh what I have to look forward to! haha... Good luck. I wish I had some advice, but I don't. :)

Julie said...

I thought you were needing to boycott Stride Rite! LOL! Hope you didn't get the same salesperson as last time! :)

We can never get a good deal on shoes for Trevor b/c he wears XW! Crazy!

Hope you're enjoying the snow!