Sunday, September 19, 2010

1st day of school and show and tell

Emily had her 1st day of kindergarten this past wednesday. She was SO excited!
She calls the school cafeteria "the restaurant".
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Now on to some stuff I got while in San Diego!
I'm so excited to share my awesome finds!
This ginormous alligator from Z gallerie.He got his very own suitcase for the ride back (nothing fancy, just a duffel bag). He's almost 6 ft long and the girls love him.
I found this picture (click on link then scroll down through the pictures of Z Gallerie till you see the alligator) of it in the store.

I got several of these while home. I LOVE these. Does anyone else? I had been dreaming about these for years!! Now that I have a picture of the wrapper I can have family mail them to me. If you've not had one let me describe...it's a pastry pocket with chocolate pudding inside. They also come with fruit inside but who likes those?! These have 470 calories each. I don't care.
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Converse Star Players for kids!!!!
I'm so in love with these shoes! If you know our family you know we all have and love converse! I own 3 pair of this style (Star Player) and had no idea they made them for kids! I found them at Disneyland of all places. At kitson. Zappos has them though.
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I fell in love with Vans all over again but this time for the girls.
I got them both a pair.
How stinkin cute are these???
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Next up is the coolest little lamp ever! I actually got two lamps but the other is in the mail. It's this lamp and it matches the girls Pottery Barn Kids Brooke bedding perfect! Both lamps are from Target. I love target...I think I went there about 6 times while on vacation. I hit up almost every location in and around San Diego. Anyway, the mushroom lamp is a rechargeable night light. You just barely have to tap the top and the light goes on or off and it's made of a silicon material.
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My sister-in-law had the clock below that projects the time onto the ceiling or wall. I've seen them before and always wanted one so when Jon saw it and got all excited about it, we went and got ourselves one. I love this thing.
*that's the ceiling you see below. I only have to turn over on my back to see the time. Genius.

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The last thing is this travel scale with measuring tape. It's not new, in fact I've had it for many years now but this particular trip it really saved us. I bought so much fabric and other bulky heavy stuff that I needed to know BEFORE I got to the airport whether my bags were over weight and for one suitcase, whether it was too big measurement-wise (the duffle bag with alligator). I've even weighed boxes with this.

I highly recommend this if you come back from trips with more than you went with. The morning we flew, Jon and I had all 4 suitcases lined up and we weighed them them moved stuff around to make each suitcase under 50lbs.

I can't show the fabric I bought because it's being shipped.
I got lots of knits, swiss dots, plaids and some stretch cotton to make pajama shorts for me. I also got a bunch of new patterns. Emily got some new school clothes and they both got lots of toys. They each got a Sea World barbie. This one and this one.
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It's good to be home here in Germany although I actually miss the weather in San Diego and I'm shocked I just said that:)

9 comments:

corinnea said...

Oh Emily is too big now!!! I miss that face!

So glad you had tons of fun back home! Lots of good loot, that's for sure. Yes, love Target! Can't wait to see what you make with the fabric.

It's in writing, you LIKED the weather in San Diego. Maybe one day you'll be brave enough to try Florida hot!?? ha ha

insanely crafty said...

OH! Love seeing all of the cool stuff you picked up on your trip! I REALLY love the alligator! Thats just awesome! I can't believe Emily is old enough for kindergarten!

Kelly's Korner said...

Really neat stuff! I love the alligator. We tried to get a giant Shamu home but decided there was no place to put it once we got home. The shoes are adorable! I think I used to eat the apple version of that pie. I don't know if it was the same brand... And I saw that scale thing in the airplane magazine and it looks really cool. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip! More pics of Em's first school day please!

Jenny Bean said...

I am so glad you made it home safe. I miss talking to you so I would like for you to call me when you get a chance or when you feel like it. I want to hear all about your trip, all about the first week of school, and I still want you to post pictures from Disneyland and SeaWorld. Love you and miss you. Jen

Jayery said...

Wow cant believe Emily had her first day of school already. I cant believe she is so big, time flies. I love the polka dot mary janes you got for the girls, I bet they look so cute on them. We got one of those weight scales before going home and it was a life saver. Glad to hear you guys had fun back home. We want to see you guys before you guys move.

Mary H. said...

Awww, Em's first day of school! Did she love it?!
Looks and sounds like you got lots of good stuff from your trip. I always do too. It's nice to get to go back home every once in a while and do, see, eat things you miss and are used to, and crave ever since moving here.
The travel scale is a really good idea!

jules said...

Oh, those pictures of Emily are ADORABLE! I love that she calls the cafeteria the restaurant!! Post what the Sea World Barbies look like - I want to see them! As for the scale - yes, we've needed one many times, too, so that is something we're investing in before our next trip. LOVE the aligator and night light!

jules said...

Oh, those pictures of Emily are ADORABLE! I love that she calls the cafeteria the restaurant!! Post what the Sea World Barbies look like - I want to see them! As for the scale - yes, we've needed one many times, too, so that is something we're investing in before our next trip. LOVE the aligator and night light!

lizy said...

Emy is a big girl!!! She looks so ready and cute in this picture...Love all your new stuff. I mean everything!!!! I don't know how you always find all this cool stuff. love love love the purple converse, so cute and girly.

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