Monday, June 4, 2012

Good Deals and Keeping Her Busy

*I started working on this post a few days ago and then our computer got sick.  :(  Really sick.  Anyway, we took it to the computer place and that's where it currently resides.  This might be my last post for a couple of weeks.  In related news...I really wish I knew a lot about computers.  Those people are making a KILLING.  Too bad I don't!*

In the past couple of days I have scored some good deals.  Good as in I got this:

...and this...

...for $2!  Woohoo.  Before you start thinking I am an amazing coupon person,  I am not.  The basketball goal was sitting out with our neighbors trash, so we definitely snatched it up!  (By the way, it's in perfect condition.  Why would you put it out with the trash rather than giving it away?  Or maybe you just assume someone will pick it up?)  And the table I bought from someone who was buying something from me so the difference only ended up being $2!  The table definitely isn't one I would choose if I just had all the money in the world, but I decided that I could handle it for only two dollars!

You know how I posted the other day that Ellington played outside ALL morning and it was wonderful?!  Well the other day I spent the majority of the morning filling up the pool, making sure it was a good temp, finding toys, getting her ready, sun-screening, and bug spraying so that she could play outside in the pool.  Not to be dramatic, but it was kind of a lot of work.  Ha.  After about ten minutes in the pool Ellington said "I am all done.  I want to go inside and put on a princess dress."  Haha.  I was like, "  You have to play longer".  She wasn't really having it.  So, a little tip I thought I would share...I went inside and found an old paint brush and let her "paint" with water all over everything.  She LOVED it!  So, if your child gets bored...let them paint with water!

Hopefully it won't be too long before I am back again!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, and as a child you all would paint with the paintbrush and water at the fair cabin when we were there cleaning up. And you loved it.