Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A 4.5 year old's Christmas list

Lexi's Christmas list this year is quite different from last...

Last year she wanted everything...and while she still does want everything she sees...when it comes down to writing her letter to Santa...she's very specific:

Lalaloopsy Hair Doll with pink hair
The doll that eats and poops (Baby Alive)
A telescope

Yes, you read that 4.5 year old wants a telescope.  When I asked her what she would do with a telescope she promptly replied "look at the stars and planets Mom!".  Well duh!

So off we went looking for a telescope that wasn't crazy expensive, but not a "kiddie" one either (her request).  Luckily for us, we found a brand new telescope, unopened, in a second hand shop...for $20.  Sold.

So here is what Lexi is getting this year for Christmas:

Lalaloopsy Hair - from mom and dad
Frozen Sheet Set - from mom and dad
Baby Alive - from Santa
Baby Alive diapers and food - from mom and dad
Telescope - from Santa
Turbo DVD - from Santa
Lalaloopsy Workshop - from Santa
Melissa and Doug Dollhouse - from Santa

The dollhouse wasn't originally in the plan...but I won it during a Melissa & Doug Twitter party.  It's seriously an awesome prize.  I didn't even have to pay shipping! 

And so far I know grandma got Lexi a new recliner chair (her current chair is 4 years old and has seen better days) and auntie got her Anna and Elsa dolls from "Frozen" and I think that Cuddles the Monkey (which I hope she didn't).

Budget breakdown:
Lalaloopsy Hair - $19.99
Frozen sheets - $19.99
Baby Alive - $24
Baby Alive accessories - $12
Telescope - $20
Turbo - $9.99
Lalaloopsy workshop - $14.99
Dollhouse - $0.00
Total: $120.96 plus tax
Retail price (going off today's prices) $378.94 plus tax
Saved: $257.98 ($149.99 is the dollhouse!)

I love Target's price matching and Cartwheel app...I spent just a tad more than the $100 we budgeted...but I still think we did good. 

1 comment:

Familyofthree said...

NICE! We spent $157 on Isaac. I can't believe the lists that are in the THOUSANDS of dollars! No thanks!