Yesterday afternoon, after my weekly writing time with my writing friend at the library, my mom took the girls and I on a mini road trip to the closest Toys R Us. :)
Little Gal, Oldest Gal, and Middle Gal, ready to shop! :)
Okay, and I just have to say, this picture cracks me up. This is in no way what they were feeling at the time, but Little Gal looks wistful and dreamy, Oldest Gal looks ready to begin an important quest, and Middle Gal looks like she's just ready for the picture to be over so she can go shopping. ;) Do you guys see it too?
I really miss having a Toys R Us in our own town, but at least there's still one a couple of hours away. It probably saves me a lot of money to not have a local Toys R Us, too. ;)
We had a lot of fun looking at all of the toys. The girls had a bit of spending money from our recent garage sale (and some extra from Grandma, too), so they had fun deciding how to spend it. :)
When we were done shopping, we had dinner at In-N-Out.
And since In-N-Out just HAPPENED to be in the same parking lot as Krispy Kreme, and the Hot Light happened to be on, we had to stop by Krispy Kreme, too! ;) Do you see Mermalade?
She decided to sit in the "O"' for a while. ;)
It's always fun when the Hot Light is on at Krispy Kreme because you can watch the doughnuts being made. The girls (and Mermalade) really enjoyed seeing the whole process. :)
We got two dozen doughnuts (one for each of us and some to take back home and share with family).
We all enjoyed our tasty treats. ;)
So here's my haul from the trip. :)
Toys R Us had a major clearance going (an extra 70% off the marked price), so I got Rahel and Dell's outfit sets for just around $3 each. I'm not going to be reviewing either one, since I've already done reviews in the past. However, I've always loved the outfits and especially the accessories from these sets, and the ones we purchased earlier were for my daughters. I'm looking forward to using these for my own Hearts For Hearts Girls dolls. :)
Rahel's School Time Play Set (you can see my earlier review HERE).
Dell's Come A-Callin' Play Set (you can see my earlier review HERE).
I was thrilled to find a medium Dorothy-Doe Zelf at Toys R Us. I wasn't sure if I'd like her at first, but after seeing Middle Gal's Dorothy Doe in person, I decided she would be a fun addition to my collection. :)
Mine had a few shiny marks on her face that didn't come off even after cleaning, but I didn't mind too much. She's still super cute. :)
I love her white spots and her little deer tail. :)
Sadly, they were completely out of Lil' Zelf eggs (I'm still trying to find a Lil' Kitsu). But they did have...
My mom was really sweet and paid for a twelve pack Shopkins set for me (as my trip souvenir). :) Some of these are the ones that were in my pack originally, and the others were the result of the huge Shopkins swap the girls and I held after we got back home last night. ;)
Here are Gran Jam, Ghurty, Wishes (Ultra Rare!!), and Pa' Pizza (Special Edition Frozen, and the reason I chose the specific pack I got).
Here we have Crispy Chip, Mini Muffin, Flutter Cake, and Chee Zee.
Miss Mushy-Moo, Yo-Chi (Special Edition Frozen), and Suds. :)
Here are Sally Shakes and Silky.
So these are the special ones I've found so far. All of these aside from Pa' Pizza were blind bag ones (D'lish Donut was in one of the two pack blind bags, and Wishes and Yo-Chi were my blind bag Shopkins that came in my twelve pack.)
While we're on the subject of Shopkins (and before I forget to mention it), I added a few new pics to my earlier Shopkins review. I had a reader ask me whether or not the 18" dolls could use the shopping baskets, so I thought it would be a good idea to include pictures of several different doll lines with the Shopkins accessories. I hope you find it helpful! :)
Here's what the girls ended up with. Each of them had $10 to spend for this trip. :)
This is Oldest Gal's stuff.
She already had a Snips Blind Bag figure and asked me if I could find a Snails for her (I've become quite an expert at the art of feeling who the characters are through the bag). ;) Snails was there, so she decided to add him to her collection. She thought it was kind of silly that all they really said about Snails on the card was that he was the best friend of Snips.
She also bought a five pack of Shopkins. After the trades were completed, she ended up with Flutter Cake, Strawberry Kiss, Bubbles...
...Jelly B, and Rainbow Bite.
Oldest Gal still had around two dollars left, but decided she'd rather save them than spend them. :)
Little Gal opted for getting one more expensive item rather than several less expensive items, and bought a mini Mooshka at the Target next to Toys R Us. She's had her eye on these for a while, and she loves small things to take along with her, so this was a good choice. She had a little over a dollar left to put in her piggy bank. :)
Here's Middle Gal's loot.
She decided to get a Lalaloopsy pony at Target since they were on sale for around $3. This one is called Waffles.
She also got into the Shopkins craze, buying a five pack and a two pack. Somehow, she ended up with an extra for the pictures, but things got a little confusing with the trading last night (and she already had some). :}
Here we have Scrubs, Lippy Lips, Toofs, Posh Pear, Ghurty...
...Bubbles, Sally Shakes, and Curly. Middle Gal had no money left (she spends on trips like her mother). :}
We had a great time on our trip and made lots of fun memories to share. My mom ended up with a few Shopkins of her own (I think her collection is the biggest so far!). It's so much fun sharing these fun hobbies and interests through three generations. :)
Hope you guys have a great 4th of July weekend!