Friday, May 6, 2011

Lessons from the Radisson Community Sale...

So, Lexi and I drove down for the big annual Radisson garage sale.  For those who don't know, Radisson is a HUGE development in the north suburbs of Syracuse.  It's like a town unto itself, with walking trails, a pool, a private lake, etc.   And every year it has a spectacular community sale. 

Here is what we learned, in no particular order.
  • 4 hours is about our garage sale limit
  • Even with a skinned knee so bad that she could barely walk, Lexi loves a garage sale
  • Even if you put on sunblock when you started AND wore a hat, 4 hours outside at midday requires a re-application
  • Given her own money to spend, Lexi buys cookies.  Oreos, to be exact
  • Apparently baby (or toddler) wearing is even weirder at a garage sale than elsewhere.  Lexi rode in the wrap for a bit after the knee incident and we got more comments that I usually get when I have all THREE kids with me.
  • Every single baby boy in Radisson hit sizes 9- and 12- months in midwinter.  There wasn't a summery article of clothing to be had anywhere.  
  • Rocks are awesome, always carry some with you wherever you go
  • Walking trails make a very convenient way to get from the end of one cul-de-sac to the end of the next one, without going all the way around on the road.
  • Radisson has about 10 bazillion cul-de-sacs.  That's an offical count. 
  • Lexi is very fond of greyhounds and irish setters.   
  • When garage sale-ing from 9-2 or so, pack a lunch. 
We also came home with an awesome new wooden easel with a chalkboard and a whiteboard for $3! Lexi is very excited about that, since painting is her new favorite hobby.

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