Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hoy es el dia de los ninos!

Which when translated means, today is the day of the kids. Kind of like mother's day or father's day, except it's all about kids! (sarcastic mommy in me wants to know, what day isn't about the kids?)

Anyway, we went out today and spent some money, bought some rugs. And since it was a bit of a holiday. (I think.) There were TONS of people out and about. First we came to this store:

And this is where I will probably do quite a bit of my grocery shopping. It's called Tottus. They have everything you might need, and then some. Check out this produce section:

And here is another look. Yes, the price tag on that big wheel thing says $54,990. Given a 500 pesos for the dollar exchange rate, that comes out to a whopping $109.98! Umm... can we give momma les some high fives on buying ALL those toys in the good ole U.S. of A. And at a discount. For those of you that know me well, know me well enough to know that I bought them all on sale. I have brand new toys that we haven't even used or taken out of the boxes yet that were 75% off! Yee-haw! Now that I see some of the prices here, I am so glad I bought them!

OK, back to the grocery list: Bread.......... check. Milk.........check. Eggs................check. Cereal......... got it. TV?? Well, if it happens to be on the list, they've got 'em!


And honestly, I have never seen a grocery store with such a large selection of toys. This is a grocery store. It reminded me a bit of Walmart. A bit. More grocery, less Walmart.
Just so you guys can see that I wasn't lying, I took a picture of the mass of people crowded around a young lady giving away free balloons to the kids for the special occasion.
And just in case you wanted to see what my new rugs look like, here are the last pics for today.
New rug for our dining room:



And here is the rug we bought for the entry way, or foyer. Whatever it's called. It seems to have been made for this space.

OK. Now just a reminder.... tomorrow is moving day. Actually the movers will be arriving with our things, our long lost things. I can't wait to see it all again! Wish us luck that it has made the long voyage in one piece!

Blog at ya later~~

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8 comments:

McMommy said...

I love that grocery store!! It looks so clean and organized!!

And high-five on your rugs! They look FABU!!!

Mamasphere said...

I second McMommy- the store looks so clean and organized! I would love to shop there.

Love the rugs, too. Orange is one of my favorite accent colors!

THopgood said...

OOOO YEAY! Today is moving day! Can't wait to here how it went!

ps...that's my kind of grocery store. The one stop shop!

Steph T. said...

Ok, so the grocery store is amazingly clean...are they all that way? I would love to be able to shop that kind of produce section. I am jealous.

What I'm not so jealous about is all the people with all the kids...ahh! Don't get me wrong, I love kids, but that many in one place is a 2 valium trip! LOL

The rugs are amazing, and I'm so excited for you to be able to get moved and settled in. Remember we'll all want pictures!

Chelle said...

LOVE the grocery store!

And I love your new rugs...bee-u-tee-ful!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

you live in santiago? We are going down there in November. My husband's family is living there right now. So we are goign to visit in Santiago. Your kids are sooo cute!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

you live in santiago? We are going down there in November. My husband's family is living there right now. So we are goign to visit in Santiago. Your kids are sooo cute!

Sybila said...

Don't work too hard unloading all the moving boxes. I know you will be soooooo glad to get your things after such a long wait for them.
Love ya;
Mom