9.26.2007

Grocery Shopping



Grocery shopping for Connor and I is an event. We travel 20 min to Super Wal-Mart and we start out by playing with the elephant ride at the door. I put him in the cart for 3 seconds to get something I need, then let him walk around playing with toys, etc for another 15-20. I then begin the luring to the cart process where I try to get him in with some candy and then go to the baby section to find a duplicate of his own soft blankie in the car (remember we can't bring it into the store because I'm a germ freak). The blankie keeps him content until about the pasta isle where I whip out our second treat of the shopping trip. This keeps him happy until the produce section where I now begin talking about getting to see the elephant again and ultimately, this is where our shopping trip comes full circle. It's a great life for Connor isn't it? The other day, our neighbor brought over some things from her pantry that she no longer wanted. (To us, it was like striking gold! Green beans, pasta sides, yes!) She brought them over in two brown paper bags. Byron and I were finishing eating dinner and we heard Connor just talking and working away. When I came out from the kitchen I found that he had unloaded all the items, placed them in groupings on the stairs, and was choosing his products for purchase and placing them back in the empty bags. It cracked us up! Maybe he likes grocery shopping more than he lets on....

8 comments:

Dad said...

How can one little boy be so cute!

Kristi said...

It's a hard job, but he seems to handle it pretty well.:)

Ash & Jon said...

Connor seems sooo much older in this picture!

Kristi said...

I know! He's becoming a big boy to us!

Peterson's said...

what a kid! he's a trooper to do so well shopping. our family trips to the grocery store consist of more than half of us waiting in the car for the other one or two to do the marathon shopping as fast as they can before all chaos breaks loose in the car or in the store . . . good times!

Blackner Family said...

He looks like such a big boy in these pictures!! What a handsome boy he is!!

laura said...

He is a cutie! His face has so much personality! I love it! John was asking me the other day if you had him while we lived in Provo, and no, not even close! We moved away 27 months ago. Makes me sad I've never met him!

Kristi said...

I know we've been thinking the same thing about your girls! We were looking at pictures on your blog and we couldn't believe we were looking at Jenna! It's amazing how fast things change in such a big way!:)