Saturday, July 18, 2009

We had a free Saturday morning

and a glance at my calendar tells me that between soccer, baseball, camping, vacation, holidays and other scheduled events, this just may be the only free Saturday morning we have had or will have this summer. Something seems wrong about that.

At any rate, we had a free Saturday morning. Justin went off to learn how to flyfish. The kids had birthday money burning holes in their pockets and on a whim, I decided I would take them to some garage sales. Off we went, first to a huge sale held at local church. And my kids went crazy. Books, webkinz (codes unused!), videos... one of the women helping to run the sale followed them around laughing at their delight and helping them carry their treasures.

And we did find some real treasures. This puppet theater which matches Grace's room and personality perfectly:

This Cinderella castle playset which she wanted to bring home from Disney as her souvenier but which was well out of her price range:

I found these adorable, unworn wellies which have no practical purpse but are well, adorable.

And these lamps, one for the pink girl's room and one for my scraproom.

And these chairs, perfect for camping.

Charlie's treasures were harder to photograph - a screen size U2 poster that I have no idea where we'll hang, dozens of Goosebumps books, 2 bright yellow bean bags for hanging out and reading in his room.

All in all, it was a morning, and a pocketfull of birthday money well spent.


Shermin said...

I love the pink puppet theater and those lamps! I feel like I share the same tastes as your daughter, lol!

Anonymous said...

buy viagra in england sample of viagra does watermelon have viagra effect cost of viagra viagra england buy cheap viagra online uk herbal viagra reviews viagra australia free sample prescription for viagra low cost viagra viagra strips sublingual viagra free sample prescription for viagra get viagra

Linda Beeson said...

Garage sales can be so much fun! What neat treasures.

Wingnut said...

I am not a fan of yard sales or bizarres, but I love seeing what others score! Congrats to your kids!