Friday, June 11, 2010

lolo did good

A few weeks ago, my dad had to unexpectedly make a trip back to the Philippines. It was such short notice that my mom was not able to join him.

On his way to the airport, he called me to say good bye to the girls. He then asked me what I wanted him to bring back for me. I replied, "Nothing Dad..." and then I quickly changed my mind. "Um, Dad if you get a chance can you go to Gingersnaps and buy Zoe and Pia something?" Even before the words left my mouth, I thought a) If my dad even made it to a mall (he is so not a shopper) he would have no clue what store I am talking about and b) If he happened to find Gingersnaps, how in the world would he be able to choose clothes for 2 little girls?

His reply was "Gingersnaps? you want cookies?"

"Um, never mind Dad..."

Gingersnaps, for those of you who don't know, is just the most fabulous childrens clothing store. Only thing is, it's only in Asia.

Just take a look at the background of their website! How cute!!



And these necklaces are just too adorable!


And if you like those necklaces... take a look at their packaging!




If you think their bags and accessories are cute, you have to see the clothes... oh, the clothes.

Well, when my dad arrived home from his trip we went over to visit him. My sweet dad met us at the door with two Gingersnaps bags!!

I said "Dad! you found Gingersnaps?"

I excitedly opened up the first bag and inside was this....

And the second bag held this....

Astonished and very, very happy, I said to my dad, "Dad you picked these out yourself?"

He turned to me with a surprised look..."Of course I did!"

I guess I didn't give my dad enough credit! Lolo did good!!!!

19 comments:

sharonlei said...

Ohmygosh! This store/website is soooo cute! I wish there was one here in Hawaii. I would totally buy things for my little daughter (when I have one) from there! The packaging alone is sooo cute! Tell your dad he did a wonderful job picking out those cute things for the girls.

xx Love & Aloha
***Swing by to enter my little Giveaway!

Gracie said...

Eeee! I wish they had one here. Australia is pretty much in Asia (lol). It looks absolutely adorable! Those bags are so sweet. And the little dresses are perfect! I guess I will just have to go visit when I go back to the Philippines sometime. x

Alely L. said...

wow, i've never heard of gingersnaps before. how cute their whole marketing package is. i'm glad lolo did good. i love the dresses he picked for the girls!

flora said...

what adorable dresses! he did good, indeed! your girls will look so sweet in those!

Fallon said...

Men are usually so bad at shopping, your dad did such a great job! What a sweet guy to go out of his way to make his daughter happy =)

Nani said...

Wow Lolo indeed did well! I have never heard of this store before but omg I am like inlove right now! esp with the clothes he picked out ahh I will be talking to Michael Lola before she goes this year to pick up some stuff!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

that store looks soooo cute! and your dad did do good, LOVE the outfits he bought! my dad would probably go buy cookies if i asked him to buy something at gingersnaps, LOL!! have a great weekend jozen!!

Hannah said...

Wow! He did good indeed! I love that store now...wish they had it in the US. Too darlingly adorable! Love it!

<3,
--Hannah

Becky said...

wow - what a cute store! Agreed, he did a great job of picking some cute stuff out for the girls.

Meg said...

awww! what a sweet grandpa! those dresses are so, so cute!

Alexandra Hoover said...

What cute little dresses!!!! I'd like to think that my dad might be like that whenever he has grand kids. Maybe I'll even be able to convince him to make a little trip over to the Philippines to pick up some of these! ;-)

woodlandsblonde said...

Aww how sweet- and such cute stuff! I want the big people version :) hehe

Chika-san said...

so cute! :D I WANT TO GO! ha ha ha.

Koru Kate said...

I kept meaning to ask if you were Filipino from little clues here & there. My fiance is Filipino- such a wonderful culture!

Adorable dresses!!!

Brandi said...

I am so very impressed! Those dresses are adorable. Aren't dads the best?

Have a fantastic weekend, Jozen!

junesanjuan said...

yay lolo! i wish they had a store like that for boys!!!

and flowers pick themselves said...

i love those necklaces!

xo Alison

Lauren Nicole said...

that is THE sweetest story i've heard in a long time! oh my goodness, how adorable and awesome is that? those clothes are to die for, i wish they came in adult sizes, haha. and thank you for sharing the packaging too, oh my i had a little packaging heart attack they are so cute. really, why can't more stores have better packaging? i would do a lot more store-to-store shopping and less online/etsy shopping if they did! <3
- L

Craftiness NOW said...

awww, everything is so adorable, what a great dad!