(Target is coming to Canada and I am soooooooooo excited about it, as are a lot of my friends. I cannot wait to shop at a Target here. Whooo hooo!!!!)
Yes bloggy peeps, today I shopped at Target! In Canada! Like, a fifteen minute drive from my house! Can you sense my excitement?! This is likely the only time you will ever read a blog post entirely around a person's epic trip to Target. But maybe not!
First we had to stop at Costco and the food court at the mall for supper. My original idea was that I would eat as fast as possible and then Dave and the kids would come join me when they were done. I wanted hours to wander down every aisle and just look to my heart's content. Surprisingly, Dave was not on board with that plan. He said he wanted to wander with me.
So I waited... and waited... and eventually the kids finished eating. And then they got distracted by those mini mall rides. So I waited some more. (Not very patiently I might add!) And then FINALLY we were on our way. First I had to get about a million pictures of me with the big Target symbol. And since we knew one shopping cart wouldn't be enough, we had to get two carts out of the store (with help from a couple of employees because the carts lock as soon as they enter the mall), to get a picture. (The carts were also known as "keep the kids in one place" things!) Sadly, as you can see above, the lighting wasn't all that great. I'll try to get better ones next time.
But then... then it was time to SHOP! BROWSE!! Wander to my heart's content!!! And, oh I did. For more than two hours. With my husband and two young children. At housewares I convinced Dave I needed a "This is a souvenir from my first trip to a Canadian Target mug" and then I found super-cute plastic tumblers for Sam and Rachel. Rachel fell in love with hers immediately.
I am not a pillow person but this one called my name.
While I would have loved to get everything I fell in love with, I just couldn't. So the question is, what DID I buy on my first trip to Target in Canada??? Well, the plates, napkins and cups for Sam's party...
Here is our family collection of new drinking ware.
The only thing I was less than thrilled about was the clothing. I was looking forward to finding some things for Rachel, including shoes and I just did not like the selection. I also browsed women's wear and was left feeling underwhelmed. When I mentioned this to a manager she said that they are wanting to improve that. Remember, the store has only been open for four days so not everything is fully stocked. I will have to say that it's the housewares which will draw me back in and I'll make sure to check out the clothing again, but I'm not holding out a lot of hope. We shall see...
Although I did see some really cute necklaces so maybe next time...