Just over a week ago we were searching around the garage sales near home and we found some gems - a two drawer filing cabinet for $5, a bike extension for $7 (it brackets to an adult's bike turning it into a tandem), and a midi keyboard for $2. Well, the keyboard didn't com with a power cord and the battery cover was missing so when we got it home I just left it aside to be dealt with another day. A few short hours later our four-year-old picked it up, placed it on the computer desk, unplugged the computer's speakers, then plugged in the keyboard, turned it on and started jamming away, all on his own. So we're a) going to learn the piano/keyboard together, b) give him an electronics book for his 5th birthday.
Meanwhile, our almost-1-year-old decided to start walking last weekend during his (almost impromptu) early birthday party, so lots of family members got to see him finally put it all together. While he had taken a few steps before, by the end of the night he was just walking all over the place.
It's never dull in our house.