Friday I was off from work. J came to LA on Thursday night, so bright and early Friday morning, J, K2 and I headed out to hit an estate sale and a few garage sales. I bought this cake pan at the estate sale. It was $20 and probably a lot more than I should have paid, but it was the first time I had seen one at any sale, so I decided to pick it up.
K2 spent a grand total of $4.00 for the things she purchased at one of the garage sales. I figured the "vintage" orange Tupperware containers would match her kitchen pretty good. And that was about all we found. J and I went to another estate sale after dropping K2 off (she had to work) in Tyler, Texas, which is about an hour drive. We bought nothing at the sale, but as we were passing a gravel truck, a rock flew up and cracked my windshield so we had to stop and get that fixed. So, that trip ended up being a little costly.
We were up bright and early on Saturday morning. We decided to try another new area. K2 paid $8.25 for everything in the picture. (If you click on the picture, it will open in another window and will be bigger). You'll see what we did with the lamp further down.
And these last few pictures are of the baby's room. It is pretty much done now. These cubbies have towels and wash clothes (I can't remember what is in the cabinet).
K2 bought the glider on Craigslist for $50 (she got a good deal). These cubbies are holding blankets, bibs, burp clothes and a few miscellaneous items.
In this picture, you can see the lamp from above. We changed the shade to the one she got from her crib bedding and it looks pretty good (the lamp was $1.00). These cubbies hold nothing but clothes in various sizes.
The crib (yes, there are 2 mobiles).
And finally the changing table. She needs to put the clothes away on the top shelf, but that's about all she has left to do.
I should have taken a picture of the bag of stuff K2 got when she went to a Bundles for Babies class that the military does for expectant parents. I guess Gerber donates new baby items to the military and they pass these things out when new parents attend a class that teaches them about finances and how to deal with having a new baby around. The bag had packages of sleepers, bibs, burp clothes, wash clothes, onesies, mittens, crib sheets and a receiving blanket. It was definitely worth having to sit through the class. K2 also won a prize for answering a question correctly and she chose a toy that attaches to the car seat. You can see it above next to the lamp.
J and I head off to Anaheim on Tuesday. We are planning on going to Disneyland next Saturday and will just wing it from Tuesday - Friday. I'm sure I'll have pictures to post.