Thursday, August 14, 2008

$6.50...well spent!

the proof is in the pictures. we picked up a whole box full of princess-ish dress-up clothes, a castle, and a wooden rocking horse for just $6.50 at a garage sale this morning. look at all the fun elizabeth had...and mommy too! this was elizabeth first real exposure to "dress-up" (aside from trying on daddy's shirts while folding laundry...and wearing around our shoes...), and i was amazed how innate the "girly", "princess" mentality is...seriously, she was enthralled with the idea of the castle and wearing her princess outfits. so cute!


"princess libs" (with the castle in the background...so funny that at nap-time she insisted on reading "go dog go" (and i was amazed by how many words and sentences she could "read" from memory even though we haven't picked that one up in awhile...kids are such sponges) to the monkey figurine that came with the castle and tucking him into bed (its a dora castle, and while dora was missing, boots the monkey was included...it also cracks me up that she is in LOVE with the fact that it is dora's castle, though she has only seen the show like three times--then again, she does eat the yoplait kids dora yogurt ALL the time, so perhaps that is where it comes from).

the six sizes too big princess shoes she wanted to wear ALL day...there were actually 4 different pairs in the box, so she rotated throughout the day

riding on the wooden rocking horse we scored for a mere fifty cents...notice that she is trying to put the princess tiara on the rocking horse. kate even took a spin on the horse...i didn't get pictures since i was too busy holding her on!

i just love this smilin' face!

elizabeth SO wanted mommy to dress up in princess clothes too...so i put on the one thing that would fit...a hat!

in other "elizabeth news", we've been doing lots of "B" crafts...a bumblebee, a blue bird, a butterfly, bodies (i used sidewalk chalk to trace miranda and then elizabeth laying on the driveway...then we used the chalk to color clothes onto them). for some odd reason elizabeth calls sidewalk chalk "hot sauce"....she was riding her tricycle around the cul-de-sac and saw the neighbor's driveway that was sidewalk chalked with words and pictures and exclaimed, "look mommy, they have hot sauce on their driveway!" i didn't connect that she meant sidewalk chalk until she pointed to our driveway and said, "i do hot sauce on our driveway!" i LOVE this stage...the whole pretend play. this evening she wanted me to put on my shoes so we could go shopping...a trip that involved going to the bathroom, climbing onto the stool and reaching into the sink to buy some grapes and bringing them back to her room. i love (well, sometimes) seeing her mimick the things she sees going on around her...carrying her purse like mommy, changing her animals diapers, and on and on....precious!

8 comments:

Colored With Memories said...

Man, I need to hit up some garage sales. You did well!

Aren't girls fun? I can't believe ours are so close in age...

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

I love a lot of the mimicking too. She particularly loves to do this with Daddy. If he taps on a table, she has to tap on a table. If he takes off his shirt, she takes off her shirt. On and on and on. I just love, love, love it!

Lilla got a ridiculous amount of dress up stuff for Christmas and 2nd birthday so we've been doing that for awhile. She usually is not too interested anymore unless there are other kids around who want to do it. I think it's too cute and you got a great deal at that garage sale!

Rebecca said...

what fun post and some great finds!! elizabeth is such a character! so fun to find dress up clothes and a castle...and rocking horse, too! liberty has a small castle from a yard sale that she LOVES. in fact, she has to take it to bed with her every night. and isn't it funny the words kids come up with for things?! so fun!

Little Candle said...

You got some great deals!
Good luck with the Christmas stockings...how many are you making?
You are welcome to come over any time? Wouldn't that be fun? I hope you have a lovely rest of the day.
Hugs,
Sarah :)

Shanna said...

What a seriously AWESOME steal! Oh my gosh! $6.50 for all that stuff...gotta love little girls and their obsessions with princesses ;)

Nancy M. said...

You really scored. I bet it's a lot of fun to have little girls who play dress up. They look so cute!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh...I love the dress-up stage! Mine will drape herself in piles of stuff and parade around the house pretending to be a princess...it is priceless. I cannot believe the great deals you found - wow!

MoziEsmé said...

What a deal! And I love all the words kids use - hot sauce?