We just got back from a looooong but fuuuuun vacation in California.
And boy are my arms tired. Or something like that.
And then right away school started for the Teenager and I’m just finding a moment with my laptop friend today. Hey, boo.
Babystar sleeps with me and still mostly shares our food out at restaurants so she really didn’t cost that much. She’s under two and we flew domestically so she was even free to fly. On the way home we did have an extra seat that was randomly empty in one of our rows thank goodness but we didn’t pay for it.
We did feed her though. Over half of the trip was spent in a super cool apartment in West Hollywood via AirBnB. It was very close to a Whole Foods. Guess what I learned? I really like Whole Foods brand diapers. (I did not bring cloth diapers because the other parts of the trip were in two different hotels and just no.) We also shopped at Trader Joe’s, Target and some oddly named store in downtown LA called Smart and Final. (WTH kind of name is that?) And H&M and we ordered actual food for her in restaurants a COUPLE of times.
- Whole Foods brand diapers $10.99
- Chia waffles $3.29
- ice cream sandwiches $4.39 (she was teething, shhhhh, i know.)
- elbow macaroni $1.69
- garlic alfredo sauce $3.69
- clementines $2.99
- bananas $2.03
- cheese sticks $4.99
- TJ brand cheerios $2.99
- quart of milk $1.99
- Luvs diapers $7.39
- back seat mirror* $14.99
- various Gerber-fruit-snack-veggie-puff things $16.82
- Nuetrogena 60SPF baby sunscreen $11.69
- Hyland’s teething tablets $8.99
- Pampers $9.69
- strawberries $2.99
- children’s ibuprofen $4.99
- pint of milk $1.49
- cheese sticks $4.19
- pear $0.72
- bananas $1.70
Total for groceries purchased specifically for Babystar (even though we shared a little bit and she shared some of ours): $124.69
Meals out purchased just for Babystar:
- grilled fish and fries $7.99
- grilled cheese and fried $5.95
- fruit cup x 2 $8.50
- add 20% to all those for tip $4.48
Also we bought her a Venice Beach tee BUT NOT REALLY because it was Buy 2, Get 1 Free so we bought them for all of us girls. Hers was cheapest, therefore free. We did buy a few things at H&M though: a dress for $3 and a tank top for $3.
Who says babies are expensive? Oh, right. Me.
RAISING BABYSTAR: $12,021.13
*I already have backseat mirrors for both cars here at home, but I couldn’t stand not seeing her in her car seat. So I bought one, and it’s currently attached to the crib where she enjoys peeping herself while playing in the crib. Which she totally does for like five minutes each day (while I spray her diapers).