Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today was a good day...

Today was very well planned... and it was amazing.

Deacon is having a Lego birthday party next week- and I've been all over Craigslist looking for cheap Legos.  Last night around 9 I found a garage sale in El Dorado Hills that said they would have Legos.  No other garage sale listed Legos in their ad, so I decided we would go to this garage sale... despite the fact that EDH is a 45 minute drive for us.  So my mom, Deacon and I woke up at 5:30 and we were out the door by 6:20.  At 7:05 we pulled into the driveway, and I immediately saw a couple Lego sets... I grabbed them and asked the lady if she had anymore.  She said she did, so she and my mom started walking toward the garage... as this is happening an older lady approaches me and says in a nasty tone, "do you intend on buying ALL of those Legos?" (as if I had 20 Lego sets in my hand!)  I said I was... and she wasn't thrilled. Anyway... the woman who was having the garage sale told me that her son intended on selling more Legos, but he was still sleeping... but if we came back in an hour she would show us the rest.  Well, of course we're willing to wait (they were Star Wars!!!)- and of course the older woman jumps in and gets nasty with the garage sale lady... and when we came back an hour later, we were told that the lady stayed around until 7:50 waiting for the rest of the Legos to be put out... they finally left and said they would be back at 8:30- which was too late!!!  Anyway... that's probably more information than you all needed, but I was SO thrilled that we showed up to this garage sale at just the right time...

So, we ended up spending $41 at this garage sale... for over $100 worth of Legos.  Sure, some are missing pieces... but oh well- Deacon was THRILLED.

We ended up getting home around 9:15 and Deacon and Damien disappeared for the rest of the morning (putting the Legos to good use).


While my two oldest boys played Legos, my mom and Zac got some quality time... which was very well appreciated so I could get stuff done around the house.


During Zac's naptime Deacon and Damien got to go see Shrek 4... and then after the movies we took Deacon to the Lego store at the mall to pick out his gift from Grammy & Grumpy.  And oh.my.gosh. you would have thought we were racing to get to the store... as if they were selling out of all the Legos at any minute.  We stepped out of the car in the mall parking lot and Deacon started running toward the mall... we had a hard time keeping up with him.  He LOOOOOOVED picking out his Lego set and thought it was so cool to get such a big and new box of Legos.  Bliss.


And after a day of playing hard and being well accomplished, what's better than chocolate milk, Skippy John Jones and Grandma by your side???

3 comments:

Lisa said...

SO fun!! I love new LEGOS!

hiyaluv said...

what?! no pictures of the legos?! i think i may just throw my laptop across the room.

Misti said...

Hi! I just came across your blog through my recommendations on Google Reader. Love it! We also have a red-headed boy (he's 3.5) and he calls (one set) his grandparents "Grammie" & "Grumpie" too! How funny! Happy Birthday to your little one. Oh, and way to go on scoring the Legos! ;D