Friday, April 22, 2011

Some Pictures and Treasures

This picture post is belated, but I wanted to showcase a couple of fun 1 Year pictures of Reed.  These shots were taken on a pretty March afternoon during a visit by my dear friend Nicole.  You can see more of Nicole’s photography work here, and several more of Reed’s 1-year shots here (online album).

Last weekend, for Reed’s 13 month day (or just because), we bought this awesome blue guitar at a garage sale for a buck!  Reed strums on it pretty much every day.  Love it.  And since it was only a dollar I don't worry about whether he will break it or anything- Bonus!

We also scored a jogging stroller for $30.  (No, I don’t really plan to jog with it, and I will save the actual reason I bought it for a future post). :)  It is in great shape and has lots of compartments and features!  Reed really loves it.  Any time we get in or out of the car, he cries as we bypass the jogging stroller for the car seat/house.  Ha.  This morning, Reed accompanied Matt to set the trash cans outside for pick up.  They had to walk by the stroller on their way through the garage, and as you can see from the alien PJs on the passenger, we didn't make it back upstairs before we gave in and took a stroll through the hood.

Sometimes I forget how fun garage sale-ing can be!  My tips: Hit up community sales where an entire neighborhood participates, and arrive early.  If there is something you have your heart set on, start shopping sales well before you “need” the item.  It is probably out there.  If it's a big-ticket item (like a stroller), then do your research and know the features that are most important to you.  Having a price goal in mind helps too.

...I leave you with Reed’s dress rehearsal (what?) for Easter Sunday. :)

Have a great weekend!


  1. omg precious easter preview!!!

  2. Love that little easter outfit! :) We've been hitting the neighborhood sales around here too! So much easier with a little one because you can put them in a stroller and hit up a bunch at once.