Monday, June 27, 2011

Garage Sale Finds

I never used to garage sale.  We have too much stuff in our house as it is, and I don't enjoy sorting through other people's junk.

But for Claire, I've made an exception.  Most of her wardrobe is from garage sale and thrift stores.  Kids outgrow clothes so fast, that I can usually get practically brand new clothes for next to nothing.  And that makes me happy!

Darren found a slide this weekend.  I'd missed out on one the weekend before, and I was so excited he was able to snag one.


Claire REFUSES to go anywhere near the ladder, but will slide down on her own.  She gets a little out of control, but is ready for more when she hits the bottom.




signing more

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In unrelated, but super exciting signing news.....last week we really worked on 'cracker'.  She was getting it down, but we haven't had the chance to practice for a few days.  Last night she was eating dinner and I was sitting next to her eating crackers.  Completely unprompted, she signed cracker and pointed to what I was eating!!

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This is my favorite garage sale find so far.  The people left the batteries in it and it corroded, so it doesn't make noise, but the chair is the PERFECT size for Claire.  And, she can get in and out of it on her own, which is what I was hoping for.




12 comments:

  1. Ahh!! could she be any cuter!?

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  2. that is HUGE signing with no prompt! SUPERSTAR!! Maddie has that chair and she loves it..that may be an understatement....she goes on and off, reads books...stands on it! it has been a great tool/toy for us!! great finds..smiles

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  3. Adorable! I love garage sales. We found a great slide for Sammi at one a few years ago, and it's still in use now! Love the little chair and side table!

    Great job signing!

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  4. Claire is so cute with her signing more! I even recognized that one. :) I just got the kids two used outdoor things and it is so much cheaper than buying new. And most of Jesenia's stuff is "new to us". I tried finding summer stuff for the boys but I wasn't able to find anything in their sizes so I had to go with Walmart for them.

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  5. Yay for cracker!!!! It sounds like Claire is having a big speech/communication spurt :-) I love her going down the slide.

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  6. What a great find! I bet Kate would love something like that. Claire is getting so big and such a toddler!

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  7. Outta control is right!! Go Claire! Signing cracker, sliding down that slide, and her little chair... oh my goodness, I am definitely getting Paisley one of those...garage sales here I come!

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  8. I love garage sale finds,or better yet,Craigs List!

    Darling pictures of sweet Claire and what a super smarty pants.Great job on the signing.

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  9. I love garage sales! My husband hates it when I start circling the ads in the newspaper ;)Love the pics of Claire she is so beautiful. And awesome about signing cracker, this is one of Luc's favorite food items so we see this sign a lot.

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  10. Awesome finds. This makes me want to get out and go to garage sales. only thing is it is hard when you have 3 kids in tow and 2 are boys that get into everything. They keep me hopping.

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  11. This is nelfamcows by-the-way.

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  12. Hi Melissa! Just thought I'd be nosy after I saw your comment on my blog! Claire is darling. She reminds me so much of my Chloe. Now I have to head to Target and buy her the jammies Claire has on. I had them in my cart the other day and put them back! Thanks for stopping by Melissa!

    Beth

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