Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturdays with dad

Jackson and Sean have a Saturday morning tradition-- and no girls allowed!

First:
Grab "monkey money"
It's Jackson's little toy that he likes to keep coins in. He steals change out of the jar we have on our desk.

Second:
Move car seat to the "zoom-zoom car" and get strapped in

Third:
Cruise around and look for garage sales (and stop at a gas station to buy a sucker)

Fourth:
Come home and show off the cool stuff they find
This was what they bought a few weeks ago. They got all 19 of these books for $4!
They got a big Disney set (hard cover) and two other really cute ones called "Rotten Ralph" and "Flawed Dogs." Sean also bought a copy of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and a book called "Starman Jones" that he saw selling for $50 on eBay.

I'd say the majority of our children's books are ones they've picked up from their garage sale adventures. We have several Dr. Suess board books and entire hardback collections of classic fairytales, etc. A few weeks ago they brought home a copy of "Miss Nelson is Missing" and I about died because I remember loving that book when I was a kid.

I love that Jackson and Sean have this tradition together. Jackson looks up to his dad so much and he is always so excited on Friday night for the next morning :)

3 comments:

Cecily said...

Oh my goodness, what an awesome tradition! That is such a fun father-son thing to do. I love the book Miss Nelson is Missing too! :)

Curt and Shawna said...

And I thought my husband was the only guy that liked to go garage selling. I finally had to get him to stop because he kept bringing home the most interesting stuff. He did get some major steals though like an entire box of trains.
It is super awesome for Sean and Jackson to have their own thing. How funny that it has become such a combination of events like getting the monkey.
I hope that you get to sleep in while they are gone:)!

Sylvia said...

I love the thought of having a little monkey money! So appropriate! ;)