I had to run to the courthouse this week. There was a problem with the pickup registration. I’ll tell you all about that in another blog post. It’s a strange story…Anyway. I ended up stopping at the thrift store.
It wasn’t an epic trip but I did find some things that made me smile. First off we’ve been asking Carver is he wanted to be something for Halloween. We’ve tried several times and all he says is, “Me no wanna be Halloween”. He wouldn’t dress up last year and I have a feeling he won’t this year either. That’s all okay and we don’t care one way or the other. We just want to be prepared in case he decides he “does wanna be Halloween”.
In light of that the idea was to see if he wanted to be Dan at the bar uptown. The bar is owned by Dan and Carver loves Dan….really loves Dan. So we thought maybe he could be Dan for Halloween. All he would have to do is wear his Iowa State t-shirt that he already has a blue apron.
I was thinking I’d made a blue apron but I was at the thrift store and look! A pack of kids aprons, brand new, 12 aprons in rainbow colors including a blue one. Of course I had to buy them…for $2. For sure I had to buy them.
So now we are prepared in case Carver “wants to be Halloween”. I kind of wish he would do it as Dan would love it!! But as always, I’m not forcing anything onto him but..I might not be above getting the aprons out with the play food and seeing if the kids all want to wear aprons for that….you know…ease him into it a bit.
I also picked up a puzzle. It’s an awesome one as the outside pieces are interchangable. I hadn’t seen one like it before…25 cents. The bug jar was 75 cents and the squirrel beanie baby was 25 cents.
I came home and made a set of construction paper acorn ABCs. I’m going to hid the acorn ABCs and have the kids help the squirrel hunt for them then practice the letters. Easy fun.
I found a black fall shirt for myself….and fabric. Just one piece…$2. This one has 3.5 yards worth. I think it will be the backing to a baby quilt I have in mind to make. The rainbow of it will compliment what I have in mind.
I am on the search for more white 100% cotton mens shirts. Kayla has requested a crumb quilt for her baby. Do you think I have another one in me?? I hope I do. She’s due mid January so I have time. I also have to come up with a way to make hers a little bit unique.
I also bought the frog puppet for 25 cents. I’ll figure out a game for the kids and use it as a prop.
I also bought two bags of embroidery blocks. I wanted them for one of the nursery rhyme sets that was included. Kelli already took those and has them at her house. One of the rhymes was Georgie Porgie and she wanted the set that had that. The rest of these, we don’t need so they will likely be sent back to the thrift store to resell. We only wanted the one set.
That happens now and then and I don’t feel bothered by it at all.
That was my thrift store run…by far I most excited about the aprons. Hmm. Do you think we’ll be able to talk Carver into being Dan?