Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rock 'n Roll


Rock 'n Roll
Originally uploaded by sammi's mom
This has totally been the week of the amazing yard sale finds. Last weekend was the Ashburn Village community yard sale, where everyone was encouraged to have yard and garage sales at their homes, and people drive around and around looking for great finds. This weekend was the Ashburn Village community yard sale--same idea, different area. So, between the two weeks, I think we spent about $50 and came away with some serious steals. Samantha took to the little electronic keyboard immediately, singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star into the microphone like a natural! We also came away with a Little Tykes backyard slide ($3!!), a Kettler tricycle, a Zapf babydoll (wearing a bib that says "Samantha"--how could I resist?) with a 4-poster canopy bed, a couple of electronic toys, including one that teaches phonics, counting, etc., and some stuff for around the house. Great thing about this area is that a lot of the things people put out for yard sales is really good stuff, so this was quite exciting for us. I'm glad we didn't have our own yard sale (we'd already gotten rid of a ton of stuff before we moved) so we could take advantage of everyone else's.

By the way, Happy Mother's Day to everyone! Being a mom is the most special thing in the world to me, and Samantha is the BEST child anyone could ask for. Poop, snot, occasional bad attitude and all. :-)

6 comments:

Renee said...

Happy Mother's Day!

That keyboard is awesome! Way to score at the yardsales!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I was JUST looking for one of those for Keeghan! They don't make them anymore! I found him a new fancy schmancy one but Kass and Kam had the one Samantha has and they just LOVED that thing! WTG for all the great finds!!!

Jeanette said...

My boys had that same piano and they loved it! Unfortunately they are boys and it didn't survive for Sydney. We will have to find another for her. LOL. I hope that you had a great Mother's Day.

Monica said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I love garage sales too!! I think it feels like a treasure hunt, you never know when your gonna find that great treasure!!

RobMonroe said...

Happy Mother's Day a day late. (One of my gifts was to not be online all day, so blog-reading had to wait!)

I have been collecting used clothes for Abby for a few weeks now. It really makes a difference when you go to a nicer neighborhood, as must as I hate to say it. My neighborhood stinks at yard sales...

amy flege said...

i love that picture. i think mayson would love that toy.. she is always trying to play our real piano!!