Friday, November 28, 2008

Photostory Friday - Early Christmas Surprise

Last week, I was in a big hardware warehouse. They had all the usual drills, ladders, wheel barrows and whatever else needed for handyman type stuff.

Strangely, they also had a section of children's outdoor toys including a cubby house and a backyard jungle gym. I remember looking at it and wishing we lived here in Brisbane so I could get him the cubby house. It wasn't overly expensive but it also wasn't an amount I was willing to pay since we'll only be here for a few more weeks.

OK. Fast forward to this week. We were driving through a suburb that was having their annual large "junk" items pick up. Once a year, the Brisbane City Council will come through the neighborhoods to pick up oversized items that you can't put in your weekly bin. Things like mattresses, TVs, ovens, fridges etc.

We were on the way to the library and just laughing at the stuff that people were throwing away. Suddenly, we saw a cubby house!!!

Someone else's junk is now Aaron's treasure :)



We've put it on the deck because its been raining so much. Its also not a "house" according to Aaron. He calls it his restaurant and here he is handing out my order of fried rice.



PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

12 comments:

Bethany said...

What good luck! Looks like a lot of fun.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Awesome! It's great finding free treasure!

Kimber said...

He is so cute. Love little imaginations.

Mike said...

The road side equivalent of dumpster diving. It can turn up some gems at times.

Plus if I'm the person putting something like that out it's always good to see it's gone before the trashman picks it up. Sometimes you just don't know the right person to give it away to.

Jeanette said...

How very cool! Love his little restaurant!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That is really lucky. Imagine someone throwing out something as valuable as that.

Cecily R said...

LOVE the way little minds work to make what seems to be trash something truly special...great picture of him!!

Chris said...

Good eye! What a find.

Shannon said...

That's so cute!! Great score - my kids would love that!

Shellie said...

Oh how cool! Just love those great finds.

fiona said...

great find!

Trish said...

Awesome find - we have the same cubby and our boys love it ... paid too much for ours new ;)

I got them a kitchen/fridge/ microwave combination though for free off a junk pile and the owners gave me a free huge bag of pretend food/cooking things too (she had it inside).