the other day ledger and i were wondering the isles of meijer. this is not an uncommon thing; whenever there is grocery shopping to do, i always volunteer. for some reason i really love grocery shopping, especially now that i've got a partner in crime- ledger! the two of us will head out to aldi or meijer at the drop of a hat, we love it! its gotten to the point that when i tell ledger that he needs to put his shoes on because we are going somewhere, he will ask 'aldi? m store?' (we call meijer 'm store'. if you want to know why you will need to ask papa...) well, this particular afternoon we headed to the m store to pick up a few things. before we start filling the cart with food, we usually like to stroll down to the other end of the store and maybe take a quick look at the toy isles... well, this time we found something pretty amazing. we happened across an amazing deal, a whole castle play set for only 8 bucks! i knew we couldn't pass up a deal like that, so i picked it up for him. granted, he has more than enough toys already, but for 8 bucks? well, it really would be foolish not to, right? we got home and opened it up. it was pretty cool, if i may say so myself. it had a bunch of extra stuff to go with it: a knight, his horse, a catapult, a treasure chest, and a few other fun bits to spark his imagination. this boy was so thrilled that he could hardly contain himself! that castle kept his interest for a good hour or more! the next morning it was the first thing he said when he woke up- 'castle?'
what a great find! sometimes it pays to walk past the clearance section in the toy isle, that's for sure!