Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Playing House Weekend of July 19th,2009

I had a delightful time this weekend playing house in my own house. Bill and I were relaxing and sometimes the way we relax is to go to garage sales or what we call "buming". It is a way for us to not work and be with each other and not spend a lot of money either. Bill usually is looking for books to read (he reads fiction and mysteries) and I just look at everything. I like old dishes and some old antiques. Our granddaughter, Naomi, is one and a half years old now and is having a difficult time sleeping in a porta play pen when they come down to visit us. We stopped at a garage sale in Arranmore and Bill went to browse and I was waiting in the car. While he was looking, I looked over and saw a small bed. I got out of the car to take a closer look and the tag on the bed said,"Toddler bed". Well, I had never heard of a toddler bed before but it was too cute and just the small size we needed for a bed for our granddaughter. So we bought it complete with mattress . It is 55" long and 24" wide. We brought it home and I played house in my first bedroom setting up a small area for Namoi to sleep and sit and read her a book before bed time. As you can see from the pictures, I had fun and it only takes a small amount of space in a room. The bed will be good untill the age of about 6 or 7 depending on the size of the child. So if your looking for a small space for your grand child consider a small corner of a room vs the whole room. The bed cost me $45.oo and the only other thing I had to buy was a sheet. I had everything else . I just repurposed them.

A fun time was had by all. Pamela