weekend trip: an estate sale, goodwill and menards

Saturday we loaded the kids and headed to an estate sale in Merriam Park. The house was a huge Victorian with mid century lighting (we asked but the lights stayed with the house), beautiful architecture, and in much need of repair. 

We left with a nice swivel industrial chair and a Daalderop mini pitcher. We then headed to Goodwill where we found a bought a much needed mail sorter (and toys for the kids)..

We also checked out workbenches at Menards. Lee ended up purchasing a Performax 65"steel workbench for the basement.

And that was our Saturday morning! How do we shop with the kids? It involves a lot of snacks and books and toys. If the weather is nice, we take breaks at playgrounds. Those of you with kids, do you shop as a family?