Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A trip to the store.

I went to W*lmart on Saturday night.

Holy cow, I didn't realize how unprepared I am for a toddler! I need a booster seat for the kitchen table, bottles and sippy cups, a bed rail. Diapers, wipes, lotions and potions. Toys and books meant for a toddler, not a 5 year old. Headbands and hair clips and hats. Maybe even tights and real clothes.

And shoes! A girl needs shoes! Abigail and I both love to have a wide selection of shoes! But how do I know what size shoes she wears?

She seems so tiny, so baby-like in her photos, that it is difficult to know how to prepare for my Sparrow. I think instillation of the gate at the top of the stairs, outlet covers, and a few latches on cabinets is a good place to start. Much past that... well, it will come:)


Anonymous said...

What saved us in the shoe dept when we picked up Ansley was Robeez/soft sole shoes.

I agree, the safety things come first. Have fun preparing!


bonnie said...

Just wanted to say congrats! I've been following your blog for many months - and am in process for a toddler as well so I know what you mean. I stood in Target and was completely overwhelemed in the sippy cup aisle.


JK x2 said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so so so excited!!! That was a super happy Monday surprise when I got to work yesterday!
Can I take credit for your referral since I didn't check your blog for days? I mean seriously - I check all the time and the one time I have a crazy full weekend and literally do not get on the computer for days - I miss the big news!! No, totally kidding - God gets ALL the credit on this one! Yay!!!!!!

Christine said...

I thought the same thing about the shoes. On one of the updates I got, it had his shoe size in it. You'll get all the good info over time. It just seems like forever before you get it.

Around the World said...

congrats! i loved reading about your referral day!!!


Anonymous said...

Grace, I have been away for a few days and you go and get your REFERRAL!! I am so happy for you. I have been stalking/watching your blog faithfully for sometime now. we actually passed court today (7/15) and are hopping to travel mid August to bring both boys home. We are so close I would love to get together with you (and we share home study providers). I can help prepare you for a toddler, my dd is 20 mos old. So happy for you! In the grip of His grace -Kim ksseitz@excite.com

Rebecca said...

How wonderful to read about all the preparations for Sparrow. It can seem a bit overwhelming. I can't decide if a list will help, or overwhelm me more!

It sounds like you are off to a great start! How fun!!!

haze said...

I bet Abigail loves to help pick out new things for Sparrow. Being a big sister rocks.