I thought it might be fun to share a “slice of life” today. Tuesday is our grocery day, and today the camera made the trip with us. First stop was at Chick-Fil-A (or, as my littlest one says, “Chick-a-Lay”) for lunch, because try as I might, I can’t seem to get out of the house before 11:30 a.m. on days off. I probably let the kids play a bit too long as I was immersed in my new issue of Professional Photographer Magazine while sitting in the play area.
Stuffed full of chicken and ice cream, we headed off to the grocery store. How have I been shopping at HEB for almost a year and not know about the HEBuddy machine?!?! Apparently they give out Buddy Bucks (although last week was the first time we’ve seen these), which the kids fed to the machine. Their delight at the big, flashing, spinning wheel was priceless. The sticker coupons that come out of the machine are meant to be collected and turned in for prizes, but no, my kids wanted to wear the stickers on their shirts. 😉
Almost two hours and TWO! trips to the potty later (seriously, they can hold it for hours at home, but at the store we have to go TWICE), we escaped with our haul, including the chicken nuggets I promised them for dinner – which I forgot when I suggested Chick-Fil-A for lunch. (Yes, we had chicken nuggets for lunch AND dinner. At least we had yellow squash and zucchini too the second time around.) And no trip to the store is complete without a pass by the “monster” tank (she can’t say “Lobster” yet, haha!).
The kids love the slip-n-slide in the summer. It’s murder on the grass, but hey, they have a blast. The evening finished up with our chicken nugget dinner and a bit of playtime outside with the neighbor.
So there you have it – just an ordinary day. But it’s one I wouldn’t trade for the world. 🙂
Of magic mountains, oceans and streams,
Prairies and plains and wooded land.
Then paused and thought, “I need someone to stand,
On top of the mountains, to conquer the seas,
Explore the plains and climb the trees.
Someone to start out small and grow,
Sturdy and strong like a tree” and so
He created boys, full of spirit and fun
To explore and conquer, to romp and run
With dirty faces, and banged up chins
With courageous hearts and boyish grins.
And when He had completed the task He’d begun,
He surely said, “That’s a job well done.”
Arthur E. Knight
Thanks, T Family, for choosing me to photograph your family!
This sweet birthday party had all the makings of a good time – a great location (Nature Discovery Center, Bellaire, TX), cool party favors, lots of good friends, a wonderful spread of food, aaaand a live bunny! (Oh, and of course, a photographer on hand to capture all the fun!) Happy 3rd birthday, Mister!