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.
Great buys! I'm a garage sale junkie, too, particularly for kid stuff. We had Big Blue for my kids and he was awesome! I've also heard great stuff about those other toys you mentioned. What a successful shopping day!