Sunday, September 24, 2006

6 month Celebration - Part 1

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!


  1. Julie is AWESOME. She is saving you some serious mama bucks!

  2. That is so great!! I am loving that stroller, Catherine! And a Baby Bjorn? Awesome! Friends with babes are a valuable resource and I would be lost without them.

  3. WOW! Great stuff. The generosity of people sometimes is overwhelming. Makes you realize that there are good people out there. Very kind!

    Keep smilin!

  4. How kind! That stuff looks great! We're looking into getting a baby bjorn too!


  5. We have a Maclaren'll love it!

  6. Wow - you're more prepared than we are . . . and we have two kids already!!! I'd like to get one of those baby bjorn carriers too - they're great but very expensive. Good for you - you just saved yourself a bundle.

    Glad you had a good weekend.


  7. What a super thing Julie did!! That would be a huge help to your pocket book!! I hope you will share some of the "tips" Julie shared with you. What is the name brand of the backpack/diaper bag? I want to buy one and cannot find the one I like yet.

  8. Love all the gifts you got from Julie, isnt our internet adoption community just wonderful. I recently got to spend time with my friend in the UK she has a Maclaren it is a GREAT stroller, good choice.

  9. Wonderful Stuff! Thanks for the tip on the stroller. That looks like a great one!! I love those little pink shoes. They are adorable!

  10. Wow!! What a great day for you and Hannah!! Hard to believe how quickly and yet so slowly time moves when you are waiting. Days like this one make the wait easier.

    We have just finished our paperchase finally and are now waiting for ministry approval.

    Take care

    Liam and Sherry-Lou


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