Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Start

Kiersta is quickly outgrowing her toddler bed, which uses her old crib mattress.  Today my mom, Kiersta and I headed over to Ikea to see if there were any beds we liked.  The youth beds were tiny with strange mattress sizes.  Kiersta was seduced by all of the accessories and really didn't pay much attention to the actual beds.  I did find one bed I liked, a cute white twin bed with drawers underneath and wainscoting around the sides.  It had enough interesting detail and isn't totally girly, though I can't imagine it as a boy's bed.  We didn't make any final decisions today, but at least we made a start in the great bed hunt.  Here's a shot of Kiersta in her current bed.

After lunch and bed shopping at Ikea (as well as buying frozen Swedish meatballs from an actual Swede), we headed over to Kepler's Books in Menlo Park to hit up their big New Year's Day sale.  I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket.  Unfortunately, most everything I wanted they were out of.  I ended up with Anne of Green Gables, a book I've wanted to read since 6th grade but never have.  I also bought Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.  I love her fiction but have had a harder time with her non-fiction.  I'll be curious to see how this book strikes me.

After Kepler's, we headed over to a local park and found our first letterbox of 2009.  This was my mom's 3rd try on this box.  I found the correct location right away.  I guess sometimes you just have to think outside of the box.  Overall, today was a very good start to the new year. :)

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