Friday, April 15, 2005

Just came back from a party-shopping binge at Toys R Us and Target. Bought all kinds of things with flowers on them, because this 1st birthday will have a flower power theme. Nutmeg loves flowers, in fact, I had lunch with a friend this afternoon who was wearing a flowered skirt, and Nutmeg kept pointing at it and doing her little "sniff sniff" Baby Sign for "flower." Was my friend charmed? What do you think she is, made of stone?

Anyway, my big find tonight: Foam flower stickers in bright colors. As soon as I walked in the door and tossed the sleeping baby into her crib, I started sticking these things onto all the other party stuff I bought. I was like, "Epu, see this little tin bucket? It was $1. Now there's a pink foam flower on it -- I would totally pay $2 for this!"

The one item that has eluded my clutches is a flower-shaped bubble wand. I can buy one online, but I didn't want to pay $5+ shipping for a $1.25 piece of plastic! The other alternative is to have Epu make the damn thing by affixing pipe cleaners in the shape of flower petals to my little plastic sceptor that he gave me on my 30th birthday.

There is less than one week before the next hot reality show hits San Francisco: Both your in-laws and your parents are visiting you at the same time, and there's only one grandchild to go around!

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