My kids are getting totally spoiled this summer.... last week I took Porter ice skating and it happened to be a day they had a garage sale going on. I got a brand new pair of adjustable size ice skates for $1 and a 30 Gallon tote of Thomas the Train stuff for $10!
I think I counted about 50 wooden Thomas Trains, 30 diecast take-a-long trains, over 50 pieces of the track, multiple bridges and tunnels (including the Quarry Mine Tunnel and the Mountain Overpass). There was easily $500 worth of Thomas stuff in that tote!! I found a great train track layout and glued the track together. The boys have been playing with it non stop!
Thursday we went to Katies to hang out. I am envious of her spacious and shady deck :) Her yard is the complete opposite of mine.... shady, full of greenery, landscaped and hilly with not a ton of actual "yard"... but I love it. Its very serene and secluded feeling. Now, I do love our yard as well but c'mon... give a girl a little SHADE will ya?!
Anyhow, we got the boys ready to go on a bike ride around her neighborhood and she mentioned her neighbor, who has 3 boys, was having a garage sale (or at least cleaning out their younger kid stuff). So, we stopped by there and HOLY MOLY it was boy-toy-city! We made out like bandits. I got a bag full of cute Gap and Gymboree and Old Navy clothes for the boys for $9, and a bunch of outdoor trucks for $1 each: a metal dump truck identical to Porter's for, two Little Tikes Loaders, a Little Tikes Monster Truck, a Little Tikes Tractor and Trailer and a Tonka Excavator. I also got a brand new, still in wrapper, Melissa and Doug Magnetic Alphabet for $1.
Some of my bigger purchases.... I think I got a GREAT deal on all of this: