Yes, little Hannah is growing like a weed...but a very beautiful weed :) Grandpa and I took her out shopping for gifts last Friday night. I never knew a 7 year old could spend so much time in a shoe store, looking at shoes. She must have tried everything on that even slightly resembled what she was looking for....hehehe!
Finally after a half hour she had decided on white highheel sandals :) As grandpa was paying for them I spotted some cute purses by the check out counter. Hannah spotted me looking at them and just fell in love with a little tan colored purse. You have to understand that Hannah has a 'thing' for money...and purses....and a thing for not spending her own money, but rather saving it in wallets and purses LOL! So just as grandpa was grabbing her bagged new high heels, we went over with the purse...which didn't need to be bagged but instead grandma adjusted the long shoulder strap so she could wear it right there and then.
Was that it you may ask? Hardly LOL! Turning right at the entrance to the shoe store we ventured further down the hallway and stopped at Justice. Justice is in my day we would call a "hippy" clothing store....hehehe....very popular with young girls today and selling only very vibrant colored and sparkly clothing, accessores, shoes...you name it, they have it to attract the youngsters.
Modeling her new purchases.
Notice those high heels :)
It didn't take her long to decide on which outfit she wanted and as she was trying it on in the change room, she said she would like one more thing....LOL....not clothes grandma, but one more thing. With so many 'things' to look at we thought we would be there for another hour before she decided. Finally after touching, picking up, inspecting things that caught her pretty brown eyes, those pretty brown eyes looked up and there on some shelves were pillow letters! Yup, fuzzy pink fake fur in the shape of the alphabet! We asked the sales clerk to find an H and off we went.
While waiting at the cashier, Hannah spotted some lip gloss....wouldn't you know they purposely put these things at the cash so you are tempted to spend more than you intended. The girl kindly directed us to another stash of lip glosses that were on sale....3 for $7 something or other. Quickly Hannah picked the 3 she wanted and could hardly wait to get the wrapping off each of them so she could try each one! As we went along our merry way to the accessories shop for bracelets, brooches etc, Hannah was sporting bright red lips LOL!
More walking, searching then she saw a few things she wanted...another H was added to her stash in the form of a brightly colored H on a silver chain...along with a head band and wrist covers.
We then decided to look for a belt for her new pants at Wal Mart. Along the way she started sniffing and said "mmmm...that smells good...are we close too....?" Yup, right around the corner is the little meat shop that sells her favorite turkey kielbosa. She had a piece that they put on the counter and I asked if she wanted me to buy some. Her eyes got big and she said yes, can I have some now. So the gentleman was kind enough to cut a few slices for her to munch on along our way to Wal Mart. Her tummy was satisfied for now LOL!
Wal Mart was a bust on belts. Nothing to be found for her size. Onward and upward to the car so we could drive to the Bulk Barn for candies to layer inbetween her ice cream cake layers. Thankfully it didn't take too long. Grandma needed to stop at the fruit market on the way to the restaurant for her birthday supper, and the birthday girl wasn't happy...hehehe...she asked if she had to go in and I said no, that she and grandpa could wait in the car. I only needed a couple things.
Okay, on to our last stop....our favorite greek restaurant just a few minutes away from home. It was packed but didn't take long for our food to arrive. A deal was brokered in that I told Hannah she could have an ice cream sandwich back at out place instead of dessert in the restaurant. She happily agreed, and quickly took her boots/coat off at the back door when we came in and wanted her ice cream sandwich :)
Taking only minutes to devour she washed her hands, went into her bedroom and came out modeling all her new purchases....hehehe! She sure likes to dress up, and everything looks great on her!
Once her new clothes were put away it was time to put together her ice cream cake...she loves ice cream, and jello. She and grandpa unwrapped all the ice cream sandwiches and she helped me layer them in the casserole plate, then layer with cool whip and smarties, then another layer of ice cream sandwiches. She decorated the top by herself, making sure every inch had at least one candy on it LOL!
Okie dokie....time for a bath once the ice cream cake was put into the freezer. She had fun laying around the tub for a good half an hour and it didn't take her long to get sleepy :)
All in all it was a very fun evening and she quickly fell asleep laying between grandpa and I in our king size bed.
The next morning it was swimming lessons at 9:00...and what did she want for her snack after swimming. A couple slices of bread with what else....turkey kielbosa slices LOL!
Can hardly wait to see what next year's birthday shopping will be like :)
Grandma loves you