Day 7 – Down Day & Arabian Nights

Today we took a day off. We slept in as late as Ashlyn would let us and lounged around until about 1pm. Du was productive and actually ran around the neighborhood. Well, I was productive too. I did laundry, ran the dishwasher and picked up around the house. No pool heat yet, so unfortunately we couldn’t go swimming.

After we got our lazy butts ready we picked up lunch to go…at Dunkin’ Donuts…I know, I know, but a girl only has one two-week-long six-year-old surprise birthday event right? Du & I had flat bread sandwiches, and they were actually a nice change from regular fast food. Reagan had donuts and Ashlyn had eaten before we left the house (she had the healthiest meal of all consisting of cottage cheese and fruit).

We ate lunch on the way to THE OUTLET MALL!!! Du is a glutton for punishment isn’t he? He’s the one who actually suggested the outlets. I LOVE this man! Here are the deals of the day:

  • One $50 purse for $13
  • One $90 jacket for $13!!!
  • I also got some socks (total of $12 that I paid $3 for) but who cares about socks.

The Coach bags were calling my name so softly and sweetly, but I had to deny them. Maybe next birthday when Du is feeling generous again. Some Skechers almost made it home with me…but they weren’t good enough of a deal. You guys can probably guess by now that I’m a serious bargain shopper…and cheaper than a fake Rolex.

pony rideThe girls amuzing themselves while Mommy shops.

We had to tear away from the outlets so we could get to our dinner theater. We decided to see Arabian Nights. We’d already seen the Dixie Stampede at Myrtle Beach and this seemed like it would be really cool with lots of horses. The opening “act” was ok. A 23 year old magician who was good at magic, bad at acting. The main show was good. I won’t go into the whole plot of the show. Lots of magic and spells though, I wasn’t impressed with that. The best part was a “gypsy” who stood on the back of one horse and did a back flip onto the back of another horse. The horses were running around a small ring while he did this. That’s pretty good talent. Useless in the real world, but they’re not living in the real world are they? Wait, I take that back. The best part of the night was that Ashlyn slept through the whole thing. Du had enough forethought to bring the carseat so we stuck her in that and didn’t even give her the option of watching the show.

arabiannights Some of the acrobats

I’ve noticed something since I’ve been on this trip. Four out of five girls have the new Posh Spice hair cut. You know the one that Katie Holmes got soon after, and then every girl and their sister decided to get one too? Short, short, short in the back and long in the front. Young ladies, old ladies, I even saw a girl Reagan’s age who had one (shame on her mom for forcing her wanna be style onto her kid). There’s even an offshoot of the style where you keep a rat tail in the back and wear it as a pony tail. Were these girls on crack when they asked their hairstylist for a rat tail? Were their stylists on crack when they agreed? The cut is cute, don’t get me wrong, but everyone’s got it. I’m glad I’m afraid of having short hair or you’d see me with it.

I think that’s it for today. It’s freezing out here so my brain is working slower, and my fingers almost won’t move.

Be prepared for tomorrow’s post!

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3 thoughts on “Day 7 – Down Day & Arabian Nights

  1. Cousin Kristie says:

    Awesome deals Vicki! I am so jeaolous because I never find deals like that.

    I was laughing so hard when you said the best part of the night was when Ashlyn fell asleep. So many times I have been out in public and would have given every penny I had for Marli to fall asleep!

    Now, the talk about the rat tail scared me. You could have left that part out of the blog. I had to work hard to get that picture out of my head. It brought back traumatic memories of my 6th or 7th grade year! SCAREY!

    Happy Birthday!!!

  2. The token day of semi-relaxation…ahhhhhhhhh…

    Where’s the pics of the $13 purse & jacket? These are important things, Vicki–we gotta see your awesome finds. I’m still holding onto my claim of greatest bargain of my adult life…found an Osh Kosh jean jacket for Caroline that was $32 marked down to $3. WOO-WOO! Still rocks my world. But that was for my child–not me. So I gotta be on the lookout.

    Keep on having fun…enjoying the posts!

  3. (Get the Barbie song in your head) “I’m a bargain girl, in a bargain world. Discount fashion, it’s my passion. Take me anywhere, I’ll find the change to spare. It’s contagious, cheap is really great, yeah.”

    Ok, enough of that. There’s nothing better than finding a great deal. In NYC I found $220 pants for $20. How’s that?!?!

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