Maddie and I had a great time at IKEA today. We started with lunch -- swedish meatballs for me and mac & cheese for her. Then it was time to shop. Maddie had to sit on everything, check out every bed and visit every playhouse. She wore me out! But then I got to drop her off at the kids play place -- one hour of child free shopping. How cool is that?
You can see that I got a nifty apron (a little wrinkly in the picture I'm afraid) that is complete with loops for your dishtowel and utensils. I couldn't resist the pillow -- it matches my cute lamp from this post. And what about those dishtowels -- aren't they great? One or both might become an apron.
I also bought 24 plates -- real ones! -- for only 50 cents each. I can't stand throwing out all the plastic plates whenever we have a party and now I don't have too.
Other things were purchased of course -- a couple small pillow forms, some lingonberries and swedish pancake mix, dishes for Maddie just like the kids' ones they use in the IKEA restaurant, etc. . .
I'm so happy the IKEA is close by and I'm sure Maddie and I will both be visiting there often!