‘Tis the Garage-Sale Season (by Rachael)

July 8, 2009

It’s that time of the year again! The time of year when I drag Nate out of bed on a perfectly good Saturday morning to  comb through other people’s trash on the off-chance we’ll find something we wouldn’t pay one dollar for but, hey, if you drop price to 50 cents, then you’ve got yourself a deal.  I justify this mild obsession by telling myself (and my groggy husband) that it’s “for the kids.”  Let’s face it–garage sales might not be the best place to go if you’re looking for underwear or lipstick, but kids’ clothes?  That’s a different story. They’re practically brand new!  Actually, sometimes they are brand new.  The tags are still attached to prove it.

garagesale-main_FullA few people (well, just two actually) have asked me about the sizes of the kids at the babies’ home.  I decided it couldn’t hurt to post the kids’ sizes online in case anyone else out there  1.) gets a kick out of scouting garage sales for good deals or 2.) knows some kiddos who grow faster than their clothes can wear out. 

So, the next time you stop by a garage sale and see a cute, size 4, Dora the Explorer shirt that you only wish your 7-year-old daughter (granddaughter, niece, neighbor, or dog) could wear, go ahead and plunk down those two quarters.  After all, it’s for the kids.

The Chicas

Guatemala City has a fairly mild climate. Winter weather there is comparable to our spring and fall weather. 

Alejandra (age 6)—sizes 8-10

Cristel (age 4)—size 5

Isabel (age 5)—sizes 5-6

Mili—sizes 3T/4T

Vicki—size 3T



The Niños

Jeans.  They always need jeans. I would love to take down a pair for each of the babies.  Actually, I would love to take a pair of jeans to each of the boys at San Gabriel and Elisa Martinez, but sizing and luggage space are two hurdles I’ve yet to overcome.

Jose (age 9)—sizes 10-12 (pant size-9)

Estuardo (age 8)—sizes 9-10 (pant size-8)

Daniel (age 7)—sizes 6-7 (pant size-5 or 6)

Juan Pablo (age 6)—size 8 (pant size 6 or 7)

Marvin (age 2)—size 3T

Josecito (age 1)—size 2T


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