What a great day! Early Saturday morning my friend Norma, her sister Shirley and I headed into the big city. We were off to visit a friend Julie whom I'd met online. Julie had offered to share some of her 'baby stash' with me. As her daughter outgrows some things she has offered me some wonderful items!
Julie, it was great to meet you and your family! I so enjoyed to visit we had together and learning from your experiences in China and also during your time at home!
A couple of months ago their was discussion on one of the adoption boards about baby carriers and strollers. You know, those very important items that are going to get a lot of use so you're best to check with experts? Those experts are mom's with babes -> they really know their stuff!
One of the strollers that came highly recommended is the Maclaren stroller. It's a well made, light-weight umbrella style stroller. It has longer handles on it which are also a great bonus as you're not stooped over when pushing it. Considering the amount of time we'll probably spend in the mall, I'm guessing this will be a good thing! Silly me originally had a pink one on my 'wish list' but then thought better of the idea and tried change it to navy. Guess what, no navy ones are being made right now. Oh well, I chose another colour and all was good. Then, Julie emails me and says she has a Maclaren stroller for me if I want! Wow!!! And guess what? It's navy! It's a great stroller for shorter mall trips, etc. and even has a rain hood. I'll keep my eye out for a full-size stroller later as you know that most babies end up with more than one these days. One for quick trips and another for touring the town and longer day trips.
Julie also had many other wonderful items too. I was completely overwhelmed by her generosity! She offered baby monitors, a great backpack diaper bag, crib entertainment sets, toys, baby shoes, some travel essentials for China, Robees slippers, a hip carrier and even a Baby Bjorn!! WOW!!!
THANK YOU Julie for your wonderful generosity!