Monday, June 23, 2008

Weekend trip...

We had a great time at Disneyland despite the heatwave in California at the time. Here I am in the It's a Bugs Life theater with my "bug eye" 3-D glasses.

I don't know what the temperature was on Saturday, but it had to be close to 100 degrees with stickiness in the air that knocked us out! Since we live in AZ, we're used to extreme heat, but the humidity could kill you! We felt wet the whole time. While waiting in line for the water ride in California Adventure, the older women in front of us got over heated, her knees buckled and down she went. We ended up calling first aid up to help her. We did end up making the best of the day and squeezed a lot of stuff in despite the weather.

On the way to Disneyland, we stopped at the Cabazon outlet malls outside Palm Springs and I picked up some cute things for Lauren and a few other things.

I picked up these cute little shoes in the Carter's store. I have no idea when Lauren will wear a size 6...does anyone have a clue?


I got this cute little shirt, dress and swimsuit cover up on the clearance rack at Ralph Lauren...




I picked up these place mats and pillows for our kitchen/family room at the Crate and Barrel outlet...



As many of you know, I love handbags. I didn't find any that I absolutely had to have, but I did find a couple of accessories at Coach and a wallet at Kate Spade.

I had my friend, Miyoung, along with me at the Coach store. She works Coach retail part-time and knows which items are from the retail store and which are made for the factory stores. These two items are originally from retail and I got them at a great price. The wallet (on the left) was originally $219 and I got it for $87 and the address/phone book jacket was originally $159 and it was only $63. I love them both...


I also picked up this Kate Spade wallet, which has a zipper all around and plenty of room inside...


All in all, we had a great trip. The best part is that I'm on vacation from work this week since I have a mega-ton of vacation time to burn before the end of the year. I'm looking forward to just doing whatever I want for the rest of the week!

12 comments:

Julie said...

Cute stuff Donna and I love that you are making the most of your pre-Lauren time!

As to the shoes, it really varies. Tess is in a size 5 right now, but in comparison to some of her friends that come from China she is on the small side for feet and height. Muriel is only two months older, about the same height and size, but she is in a size 6. So I would say likely around age two if the trend holds.

Cora said...

Sounds like you have a great trip. I think kid shoes sizes are a mystery to all us first time parents to be.

AJ's Mama said...

My son is 23 months and he is in a size 8.5. But he has BIG feet! LOL One of my daycare kids is also 23 months and she is pretty petit. She is more the size I would imagine Lauren to be at that age. Her new shoes are size 5.5 So my best guess would close to 2 years? Those shoes are SO cute! Little girl shoes are so much more fun then little boy shoes!

Kayce said...

Looks like you had a great trip! I have the hot pink RL dress....have had it for 2 years now. Cute!!

Eliza2006 said...

Cute stuff! Eliza is pretty much in a size 6..still a tiny bit big, but a size smaller is too small. I agree with Julie...probably around 2-3 years old.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Why would you be burning vacation time when you are quickly approaching referral/travel? You are going to want a couple days off prior to referral and prior to your trip to do last-minute stuff. Trust me, in the days before my referral I was pacing around my house bleaching everything in sight and tossing things in the garbage like a MANIAC. :0) And before travel, I was packing like a loon. Have fun in Cali, but save some days when your brain will be mush and you want to nest.

Best wishes

Carol said...

Emily is going to be 3 in August and yes she is a 6!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

As to the shoe size -- like everyone else said -- it depends!!! The Tongginator wore a six at age three. At four-and-a-half, she now wears a size 8, and all of her same-aged friends adopted from China wear between a 10 and a 12.

Glad you had fun on your trip -- and we also took a trip, but ours was between referral and travel, which most people would label CRAZY. But what works for some doesn't always work for others! :) Glad you found something that works for you.

Shannon said...

Donna

Oh I am so Jealous of the Disney trip!!! We miss Disney so much!! (the Florida Disney that is!) Which is part of the reason we are moving back to Florida in Sept! That and we miss the beach and the weather :) And Kentucky just is not for us!! The boys will miss their Hope so much though!! Guess they will save up all thier hugs for the day they get to meet you!!!!

I love the clothes you bought!! The boys wore size 6 last summer when they were 2. They now wear a 8 and they are 3.

Hope you enjoy your week off!

Shannon
Mother to Jack and Palmer

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

WOW... Sounds like a GREAT vacation....
Love the goodies.. Have a Great Week.
HUGS..

Catherine said...

You're rockin' the glasses in front of the ladybug leaf!

Cute clothes. Not long now friend...not long now!

Shannon said...

Wonderful shopping and what a fun trip! So jealous of your vacation time-enjoy every stinkin' moment!