"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Tuesday, 6 November 2007


What is it about pressies and shopping, that lifts a girl's (this girl's) spirits? I went to the shops today to peruse the "Preschool Toy Sale" at T@rget. 3 of our employee's partner's/wives are all expecting a child in the first week of Dec! Two are due on the same day!!! But wait... there's more! I know a sum total of 8 girls due to have a baby in April/May next year... EIGHT!!! I'm kind of figuring with this "Babyrama" that's going around, that SURELY my baby will be here soon, too?!!!

Sorry, I digress... back to the Toy Sale. I bought 3 preschooler toys for the new babies and thought, I grab a Sleepsuit (onesie) for each of them, since they were 30% off! I know one of the couples is expecting a boy, but don't know the expected sex of the other two, so I just got one more boy gift and one girl gift. To cover my bases I bought Mini a double pack of the sleepsuits, and if I need to, I can use it as a gift too!!! Check it out...

How much would you expect to pay for a double pack (extra cutsie!) of sleepsuits? $20? Even $10 would be a bargain right? Well, how about $7!!! That's right folks, $7 for 2 suits!!! (sorry the pics are a little dark, it even looks like the feet on the white one are dirty... but they're not!)

Of course, this one was purchased purely for the "Ladybug" factor! And about a week ago, I picked up this funky lamp, for $11!! It wasn't really what I was looking for, but I cannot walk past a good buy!!! There is dark timber furniture in Mini's room, so I thought it'd look quite snazzy! The room is currently used for guests, and everytime someone comes to stay, I have to leave my bedside lamp and clock in the room... and it drives me bonkers not having them on MY bedside!! Problem solved.

And Mr T got the Secret Pal gift this month, as it's "For Dad" - and our Secret Pal very generously indulged us with a beautiful children's book called, "My Dad" and a book for Mr T to pick up some pointers, called "The DADS Book, For The Dad Who's Best at Everything"!!! Heres a morsel, from the book:

(Dads) Then & Now

Then: In 1900 a "happy meal" was when Father shared funny stories around the table

Now: A "happy meal" is what Dad buys at McD0nalds!

Then: In 1900, fathers said "A man's home is his castle"

Now: Fathers say "Welcome to the MoneyPit"!

Then: In 1900s Father's shook their children gently and said "Wake up, it's time for school"

Now: Kids shake their Father's violently, at 5am and shout "Wake up, it's time for football practice!"

Then: In 1900, a father smoked a pipe after dinner

Now: If he tries that he'll be sent outside with a lecture on lung cancer!

Then: In 1900, Fathers could count on teaching their children about the family business

Now: Fathers pray their kids will come home from college long enough to teach them how to use a computer!

It also has lots of cool stuff like, how to make a bow and arrow (yeah! safety plus?!!!), how to make a kite, how to avoid changing a nappy, Dads night-in - how to make a pizza, and don't forget the "Teenager Talk Dictionary"! Its quite an interesting quirky book!!! I'll leave you with a quote from Bob Phillips "Teenagers complain there is nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it!"


Ava's family said...

I'm always amazed at all the deals you find! Cute stuff.

Jeter Mama said...

I really like that lamp - very pretty

Doris & Dan said...

You are a great bargain shopper! Love the buys.

Keep smilin!

Janet said...

Love that lamp! Looks like great stuff!

Lisa, Doug & Briana said...

Love the lamp! You got some great buys!

Emma said...

I'm gonna have to hit Target! I know 14 pregnant women! (well, 13 now - have a brand new neice!)

amy said...

What fun things to buy and I love the book

Abby's Mom said...

Great stuuff, I especially like the cool lamp :0 Thanks for your nice message on my blog too :)

Gen said...

I am so lucky that you are all the way across the pacific or else we would be doing some pretty good monetary damage!

Chelley said...

Ya ya! Man you get the GOOD deals!!!

Please you have to take a photo of where you are putting all this stuff?!?!?!