The very first store we went into was 'The Children's Place' and within 5 mins. I'd found this cute plaid jumper and top for Hannah. Bought size 24 months so figured that would be a safe. It's so hard to buy things in advance living in the 'Great White North.' Not only don't I know what size my little Miss will be when she arrives, I also don't know what season of clothes she'll be wearing. Figured 24 months was safe as she'd be growing a little slower pace at that age - said like I know what I'm talking about. Ummm...nope! I just liked it too much to pass it up so decided to risk it. When I left the first store carrying a bag I knew I was in big trouble when it came to shoppy, shoppy!
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One of the last stores we hit on Saturday night was JoAnn's Fabrics. We Canadians are deprived and don't have these great stores...yet! Hopefully someday. I haven't done much to plan for Hannah's room but one think I have decided is that I wanted to make up frames using the fabric of her comforter as background. The letters will probably be painted white as will the frames and they'll be hung with pink ribbon bows. That's the plan for now anyway.
Sunday morning our first stop was at Ikea. This was Connie and Krista's first Ikea experience as they don't have them in Ohi-er yet! Hopefully soon...hopefully soon! The only thing I ended up purchasing at Ikea was a new lamp for the living room. I liked it a lot and it was 50% off so that decided it for me.
The final purchases of the weekend were found at either Target or Babies 'R Us. I received some of these great Gerber plates with lids from my secret pal a few months ago. My friend Michelle saw them on my blog and raved about them! This set is for her but I added another set to my Babies 'R Us gift registry. While shopping I also took advantage of the variety and prices to pick up some things for my Secret Pal...and Hannah too! You know what it's like...one for her...one for Hannah...repeat! I found some great disposable change pads that can be used in China and when at home too plus the infamous stacking cups that everyone takes to China.
As you can tell, there was no lack of shopping or great deals to be had. Paid full price for almost nothing that I purchased. Yeah! Another yeah was flying through customs since I'd been over for 2 nights. No duty...yeah!
Saving my pennies now for when I meet Dawn in Vancouver in January and also for 'Motor City Mamas Bloggy Meet II' in February!