It's been an expensive few days! but generally all budgeted for.
Monday - $35.55 Cubs uniform, $35.50 fruit, vege & eggs and $10 martial arts
Tuesday - the Home ice-cream van did its rounds, so we couldn't resist the lure of the bell :) $6.90
Wednesday was an expensive day! We caught the train to Newcastle ($10.40), went to a kid's play, bought a programme & magic wand ($8), ate lunch out ($9) and then caught the train back.
The play was excellent though and it was all budgeted for.
On the way home, we called into KMart and bought Billy a new pair of footy boots and some socks ($33). Then into Foodworks for butter, ham & soft drink ($31.39) - not all budgeted for, but we resisted pretty well!
Thursday wasn't much better! Billy had a science workshop in Newcastle ($70), and while he was there, I had to go shopping for b'day presents. They come out of the gift budget account so I won't count them - they came in on budget though. I bought lunch out of my spending money - I should've been good and taken lunch with me, but I didn't.... The spending challenge did stop me buying a few things that I looked at and would've bought, but didn't need.
Running total - Food - $139.79, extras (budgeted) - $186.95.
I can't really remember what we've been eating each night, but we did make a very nice upside apple cake (adapted from an upside pineapple cake recipe Billy found on taste.com.au). Oh and I pulled some sweet & sour sauce out of the freezer that I made a while ago and made sweet & sour pork one night.
Head on over and give my friends who are also attempting the challenge some encouragement too - Korina and Renelle.