I accidentally stumbled upon a great Memorial Day sale last night at the Half Price Bookstore...an extra 20% off everything. I picked up a load for Alex, a computer game for Maddie, some board books for the boys, and a Hello Kitty Sticker book (not pictured because it's for Maddie's birthday and I hid it first thing--but I'm sure I'll forget where I hid it. Hopefully it'll be discovered in time for Christmas instead). The sale's going until Monday if anyone wants to run out and save some cash. I probably would've gotten a bunch more but it was late and way past my bedtime. Maybe I'll hit it again Monday...the cookbook section was tempting me on my way out.
My purchases just confirmed my plans for keeping Alex busy this summer. We've promised him some sort of reward for each chapter book he finishes. Any ideas? I'm thinking maybe a trip to the store to pick out new Legos (this is sort of a double reward--he thinks he's getting something awesome and I'm getting a few awesome hours where he'll play happily and quietly without tormenting the other crazies)...except he can read pretty fast and that may get expensive. Good thing I got such a good deal on all those books. Curses to my brother for the thousands of dollars worth of Legos he trashed when he got too cool for them.