Thursday, March 11, 2010


The kid needs his 'brights' for car rides, walks outside, play time outside, and sometimes even while eating dinner too!

If I put on my sunglasses while driving, he yells "MAMA!"

I glance back, "brights!!" he says, grinning and doing the sign for sunglasses.

Just this weekend, he spotted our neighbor, Avery, outside wearing his sunglasses and all of a sudden, it became much brighter outside to abram and he needed his brights! Brights Mama!!!

Husband bought him a pair for one dollar since he was insisting on using husbands! they lasted about two days. maybe. I since purchased him some at H&M for 5 dollars. They seem to be more sturdy and are holding up for almost a whole week now.

On another sad note (for us), the kid's best bud from daycare had his last day a week or so ago. Ryan's mom is able to now work from home so Ryan no longer needs to attend La Petite. What a bummer for abram but great for ryan and his mom! To be honest, I'm JEALOUS! And i emailed her saying so haha.

She responded and we both agree the boys will still be little friends, and we have play dates in our future.

Her email also had a picture attached. She said, "we visited abram last week at daycare and wow, was he fascinated with ryans sunglasses! he would not take them off! haha. so i snapped a pic!" and this is what i saw.

Ah, if she only knew!! and what a picture haha. doesn't he just look like the coolest cat in this pic. shades on, shirt unbuttoned, macho tough guy look on his face, as if to say "yo baby. whatsup?"

Monday, March 1, 2010

a little shoppin'

We heart Trader Joes. They have the best stuff. at good prices. and huge bonus - customer in training carts!! This place is usually SO crowded though. I won't dare let the kid get his hands on the mini carts on a busy shopping day in TJ's. That is a nightmare just waiting to happen! But we stopped in late one night awhile back. The place wasn't too too crowded. Actually, they were slow! Weird to say that - TJ's is never slow around here! But it was close to quitting time and late for grocery shoppers I suppose.

"Go ahead," I told the kid, motioning him toward the 'customer in training' carts, all cute with their little signs and tiny wheels.

He started to sprint towards them but stopped, looking back at me as if to say "Really Mom??! Really?!"

I nod and he runs on, grabbing the first one, and turns back to the vegetable section, full speed ahead.

He marches forth as if he's done it a million times before. Scanning the shelves, staring at other customers, but mostly, grinning and even sometimes laughing. He loves it!

Husband and I whip out the good ole cell phones, photo capable thank goodness! We fight over getting pictures on our individual phones as the kid tears up the cracker and chip aisle. After many photos, we actually did complete some real grocery shopping. The kids cart carried essentials such as hummus, salsa, organic blue corn chips, larabars, and avocados! Here he is at his finest.

After checking out and completing our evening shopping, I was hesitant on how 'returning' the cart was going to go down.

"Okay. All done now," I tell him. "Return your cart. Right over there," I say, as I motion to the other mini carts.

He whisks the cart right over to the return area, barely missing a few displays, and slams the cart into the other minis.

"All Done!" he exclaims, as he marches to the exit to join us, as if his work here is done. Well. That was - easy. and fun:)

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