I started my Christmas shopping. Finally! (and a little shopping for myself too, of course) I went with Wendy and her girlfriend Jana and we had a nice day and very productive! We went to the Walden Galleria mall and Target, (said with a very French accent) =] in Buffalo.
The border guard on the way down wanted to know where we were headed and when we told him, he said "of course you are, 3 women in a car, where else would you be going?" "Either Las Vegas, or the Walden Galleria." We got a chuckle out of him.
We had a nice lunch at TGI Fridays, I love their pecan crusted chicken salad, yummm and Wendy and I split a Thai chicken wrap that was just heavenly. Of course I saw waaay too much that I wanted in the stores, and I found a new (to me) store Lord and Taylor, wow, I was in my glory!! Esp if you need a dress to go anywhere nice! I could have spent thousands in that store, but I restrained knowing I had to cross the border, and I don't really need a new one this year.
Before I left, I asked the boys to give me ideas of what they would like for Christmas. Well all my little bookworm Harrison asked for was books, surprised, no....happy and so very proud, yes.... He is like his mommy in so many ways, I love to read too, (although not as much time to do it, as I would like these days) I spend too much time blogging and scrapping and peaing..... only so many hours in a day....sigh...
I love that he LOVES to read, so doesn't bother me a bit that he wants books, but I'll have to come up with something else as well for Christmas..... Carson on the other hand, wants everything he sees and asked for more Lego. He does play with it, but we have sooo much....I'm sure mommy will cave....gotta get them what they want.
So on the way home, we were so sure that we were going to get pulled over and have to pay duty, but we got another humorous guard on the way home, boy did we luck out today, (so many times they are just stuffy with no sense of humour and on a power trip), but this guy wanted to know where we lived, what we did for a living and what we bought and how much we spent on toys for the kids! He sat and chatted us up for quite some time, and I'm sure the people behind us thought we were going to be pulled over, but he was just friendly and it must be a boring job if you don't make it fun. We were all over the limit, but he didn't bother us at all, just wanted to know if we had alcohol or cigarettes and just told us to have a good night.
Ironically, don't I run into Shilpa (Owen's mom) and the family at Walden Galleria, and she said she had run into Joanne (Georgia's mom) earlier that day! Too funny.