I grew up tagging along with my mother at various thrift stores. I loved it as a kid, we'd always work so hard to convince my mom to buy us things like half-working-typewriters, or some giant yard toy that we'd never get. Then we'd secretly score some new treasure in the toy department (probably an old MickyD toy for a dime) and think we were the luckiest kids on the planet.
When our family finally moved to Utah every Wednesday my mother would take my Grandma around to the DI, Thrift Store on Base and then to Wendy's for lunch. It was such a lovely routine, and I thoroughly enjoyed any opportunity I had to tag along.
So although some may find Thrift Store shopping gross and disgusting.
It will always be something I enjoy.
And how can you not? Especially when you find this lil' girls new favorite toy for $.95!!
Sarah has been obsessed with superheros lately.
She'll beg us to watch the old 1950s cartoons and sing the opening theme songs.
(I think Spiderman is her favorite to sing along with).
So on our latest thrifting expedition I was almost more excited to see superman waiting on the rack of cheap toys than Sarah was (although he is pretty rad with is one-two punching action).
We mostly scored some cheap kid games (that I'm sure we'll happily donate back when we move) that will be great for the lil' ones, and will sure to be a hit in primary (I'm the chorister). But for a dollar or two how could I pass up "Pop-up Pirate" or "The Oreo Matching Middles Game."
Oh, and I know that I mentioned it already.
But I'm really loving this sandpit.
It is the only thing keeping this little one out of the road and distracted for more than five minutes!
Now if I can only brave the heat long enough to let them play in it more.
Oh, and our Hostas are at their prime
(except for the poor bottom leaves that our van drives over, sorry plants)
It is so nice to have big, beautiful, leafy plants to help keep the weeds out
(unlike our neighbors side, who sadly mistook their hostas for weeds and whacked them all down... so sad)
Why is it I am finally feeling up to doing things... and summer is just about over?