Saturday’s finds

5 05 2009

may-2009-005Just wanted to share what we found last weekend at a sweet yard sale at an animal shelter: Listening to Nature game (tape plays sounds, kids match sounds to pics on the board), Cranium Zooreka (game is new, but for older kids), Clifford coloring book, Rudolph book, some craft/bulletin board reference books, a cookbook, some novel, handwriting tablet, new infant nail clippers, some Easter & Christmas seals. Grand total for our treasures=$2. Needless to say, we bought extra tickets to their raffle.

At the sale, I let Bean pick out one thing and she found a box of candles shaped like crayons. They say emergency candles on the box, but they each have a different scent. Well, the labels say different scents, but they all smell the same (terrible) to me. I told her we could use them to make fire-starters for our upcoming camping trip.   

may-2009-003may-2009-004I almost forgot, we also came home with a giant tote of ball pit balls. They were in good shape, but there was a bit of grass and dirt mixed in. We started off washing them one by one in the tub. After deciding that this was taking way too much effort, we got the brainstorm to use the washer. So Bean helped move bucket after bucket of balls to the washing machine. Nice idea, but once the balls were squished in the washer and I added water, I remembered that plastic balls float!