Hit any yard sales yet this season? So fun! This year I'm on the lookout for an electric piano, a couple of chairs, bookcases and bedside tables. We'll see how I do!
I went out on a drizzly Saturday last weekend to check out some specific items mentioned in an ad - and came home with a pile of books instead.
Books about Ancient Rome, Greece, and Norse Myths.
A stupid monster in your closet book (it's a hardcover Mercer Meyer - but still, WHAT was I thinking??!!!) which quickly went away.
A dozen Archies - because as dumb as they are, my kids love them.
We already have a copy of A Child's Garden of Verses, but I couldn't resist picking up this one illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa.
A Harry Potter audiobook, and a collection of Beatrix Potter.
All "needed" and loved immediately (with the obvious exception of Mercer Meyer - stupid!!). I also picked up a few Game Boy Advance games for $4 each - they work in the kids' DS's so, that rocks.
Then on Friday I hit a few sales with my mom and found this beauty of a divided pyrex dish ($5) and some cloth napkins.
The lady had four of these dishes, but I just couldn't justify the cabinet real estate to get more!
And, yet another thrifted Lego collection. $2 for each gallon-size bag. Yeah, baby.
So the kids spent Saturday morning washing them outside (still in PJ's).
Which is quite fun (we've done this before!) and is the reason that the girl was embarrassingly late to a piano performance group.
We let them soak a while, and then I spread them out to dry on beach towels.
After spending all day asking me if they were dry, we finally got out there to sort through them and put them in a bucket. And find treasures (and non-treasures).
We eventually found one train wheel piece, so we'll need some extra track and at least one more wheel piece to make the kid truly happy.
You can never have too many Legos.