I stumbled upon a couple of fantastic garage sales this weekend, and had a great time shopping for Gabriel! We weren’t even going to get him any toys this year because he just got some at his birthday party, but I couldn’t pass up some great toys I found at garage sales I came across while walking in my neighborhood. All but one of the things I bought (or practically stole, they were such good deals) are probably a little ‘old’ for Gabriel level-wise right now. But in the long run, I’m so glad I bought them now, because he’ll love them later!
First, I found a large, like-new set of oversized Lego duplos. I also found a neat magnet toy for the refrigerator that you put each letter of the alphabet into and it says the name of the letter and sings a song about it (a friend of mine has the same one and her kids love it).
And then I found Big Blue, a rocking horse-type toy that my neighbor’s little girl almost didn’t let her dad sell to me when she saw him loading it into my trunk. Big Blue is a big blue plastic puppy with soft velvet ears and a place to sit on his back. I was able to placate Big Blue’s former owner by promising her that Gabriel and I would take very good care of him.