Saturday, July 19, 2008

An IKEA Kind of Day

Today was one of those yucky, rainy, inside, kind of days. We had originally planned on going to this great outdoor pirate park place, which we will hopefully still try sometime, but it was pretty bad out. So, we packed up what has been dubbed "the bus" by the kids, and picked up J and her three girls, and off to Schaumburg and IKEA we went. They installed the DVDs yesterday so we watched Dragon Tales on the way there. (Well, they watched and I drove!) :)

Although I still haven't heard about the boys, I just have this feeling that it's not a matter of IF they will come, but rather WHEN. I could be completely wrong, but that's what it seems like. Looking at adding two more boys, I realized we needed a bit more storage and IKEA was just the place I had been thinking of visiting. I hit the jackpot! :) I got two small dressers, a new desk for Olivia since the crib is no longer in her room and she is starting to really need a homework place, a chair for the desk, a storage shelf system with small bins for the boys room to hold toys, and a bunch of AA batteries. I always stock up there as they run $2 for 10!!! I spent less than $200 for all!!!

We ate lunch at IKEA when we first arrived. I love their food and it's so cheap!

AFter IKEA we went to Woodfield. I wasn't sure how Braeden was going to do as he was starting to act up a little, but they all did great. We looked at some stores and then got a snack as a reward for their great behavior. The only thing I bought was a cute sweater knit mouse on major clearance at Hanna Andersson. (for the little one if he comes to stay) :)

They all slept the whole way home! :) A fun day.


Holly said...

Awww man! We have NO Ikea nearby!!! I think the closest one is in DC- like 5+ hours away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is an awesome deal you got and I am WAY behind on checking in on my fav. blogs so I have no idea what you are talking about... adding 2 more??!?! Yowzers!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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