I’ve already shared the frames I found at the local Goodwill store but I also found a few tops and a dress for Addie. I’ve not been a fan of Goodwill here in the past and the only reason I went in Friday was because we had a few minutes before time to meet Addie and her parents. They had a sign up that ladies’ dresses were $2.99 or maybe $2. I can’t remember. Addie loves dressing up in “fancy” clothes. Give her an old bridesmaid dress and even if it has to be full of safety pins to keep it on her, she loves it. I walked over to look at some of the dresses and found one that was really cute – not terribly fancy but had some cutwork on it and some “diamonds” around the neck so I got that. Then I decided to look for shirts and shorts that I could keep at our house. I found four shirts and she loves all four of them.
Yesterday we went to Carthage to eat breakfast after picking blueberries. She saw a Goodwill there. I didn’t even know there was a second store in the area and she said “Oh, Granny! Can we stop and see if they have more clothes for me so we stopped. I was looking at shirts and Addie saw the skirts. She said “I really need skirts!” Ok. She picked up a black skirt with ruffles and loved it. It was a size 14, which I figured would be way too big on her but it had an elastic waistband – a glittery waistband! I told her I would get it but it might be too big but she would grow into it. She also found a shirt she liked so I got that. All clothes were half price so I paid $1.25 for the each piece. That’s crazy.
When we got home and I started to wash them, I looked at the label to see if the skirt could go in the dryer. It’s a Ralph Lauren — a little ruffly Ralph Lauren girl’s skirt! I told Addie .. this is probably the most expensive piece of clothing you’ve ever owned.
I went in to check on her last night and she has that skirt and a Harry Potter shirt on her bed. I guess that’s what she’s planning to wear today and wanted to keep it all close by her side!
She loves unicorns and she came into the living room last night and gave me a hug and handed me this unicorn pencil topper. She said “I’m giving this to you for buying me clothes!” I told her . . no, you keep it. You love it. I’ll always buy you clothes. She insisted she wants me to have it so that will be one of those things I keep forever. Sweet girl!