Monday, July 28, 2008
My Little Tom Boy
Today I went shopping for Paige's birthday present. She turns 5 today but we aren't celebrating until Sunday.

I decided to drive out to the big Toys R' Us about 30 minutes away so I could have a big selection and find the "perfect" gift just for her.

I looked in the little girl section and found an amazing supply of Barbies, Baby Dolls, and dress up clothes and even put a few things into my cart. However, after a few minutes I realized I was buying her things she really wouldn't play with (they were the things I wanted to play with). She likes babies and dolls OK, but she prefers trucks and trains. I still have not given birth to a girl that loves Barbies like I did as a child.

So, off I went to the boys area where I found a new Thomas the Tank Engine train I knew she would love to add to her collection along with this bridge. I bought her more digging utensils for the back yard (the dog had chewed up the others), some wooden Melissa and Doug Bead sets, this cute princess set (she loves magnets) and this because she loves to make music (I also got the microphone that you can sing into and it records your voice). She probably really would have liked the boys wooden tool box with all the hammers and nails but I had spent my limit and that will have to wait until Christmas.

Maybe our new Ethiopian daughter will want to play Barbies with me. Anyone out there have a Barbie loving girl they would like to share until then? I really want to play dress up with someone. Though I do have to admit......I love the trains and dirt too. I wouldn't change anything about this sweet 5 year old girl for ANYTHING! Messy hair and all.

Side Note: Our little dog Jo Jo is doing much better and has been running around the house all day biting at our toes. I feel such relief that she is OK, she has grabbed all of our hearts and is already such a wonderful part of our family. Thanks so much for all the kind words and prayers.

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  posted at 5:02 PM  

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

I like the Rosie train myself, and also the Daisy train. She wears a lot of makeup for a train.

I hope she likes her gifts!

At 8:03 PM, Blogger LISA said...

Happy Birthday Paige!!!
Julie, you haave been one busy momma!!
Glad JoJo is doing ok!
Geesh, our puppies can be just as worrysome as our kids!

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Hey, she did all right! As you might know, my girl turned 5 last week, but I'm not sure that those two would have much in common, LOL. (However, she is spending a lot of time with her 6-year-old brother this summer, so he's toughening her up!)

At 8:36 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

Happy belated birthday, Paige!


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