Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cashing In

Gilbert's piggy bank was getting full, so we decided a trip to a Coinmaster was needed. Little Man has an awesome piggy bank courtesy of our friends The Hoffmann's. Piggy banks are great ideas and putting money in is easy, not so getting it out!
Kristen and I spent ten minutes shaking out the coins and a few more delicately pulling out the dead presidents; Lincoln, Washington, Jackson, and even a Grant!
At the grocery store, we started feeding the machine the coins and quickly the tally rose. I guessed $75, but that number was quickly passed. Kristen guessed $100, but the final count of coins was north of that too! When it was all said and done, Kristen had about $170 in his banking account. As I told him on the way out of the grocery store, the money in his piggy bank was worth more than my 401(k)!


Sarah said...

Wow, maybe our kids would have that much if I would quit borrowing lunch money!

Anonymous said...

Gotta love the Hoffmann bank- we cashed in Taggart's for $157 (without the dollar bills!). As Gilbert gets bigger putting the money in the piggy can be minutes of entertainment too!