I love grocery shopping.
I think it stems from my insatiable love of food.
Either way, when I go to the grocery store, it’s like I’m an artist. An artist with a blank palette, exploring the aisles of the grocery store itself as well as those of my creative mind.
Forgive me for being over-the-top, but you don’t think Bradley got his overly-dramatic side from Mommy, did you?
Since Bradley came into this world, there’s been an extra perk of going to the grocery store. This perk isn’t available at every single location, and for that reason I’m going to promote the cause of Loblaws (we’ll see if there are any changes in that linked page after this post ;)). See if you can guess what I’m talking about from the picture below…
Moreover, baby Bradley loves going! If he’s not checking out the colourful products or the people passing by, he’s sleeping!
I think it’s because we got him used to sleeping in loud places, both with background noise and irregular noises like stomping up the stairs, vacuuming, and speaking at above normal sound levels. When he would nap at home, we made sure to not keep the house dead quiet. The way we see things, if he gets used to sleeping in a noisy home, he will sleep in noisy places when away from home.
To find proof that this theory has worked out for us, check out the Protected Post of Pictures, Part III.
And in case you didn’t figure out why I love Loblaws Barrhaven so much, this should help!
Oftentimes when I first get out of the car, I get nasty looks from those around me; I guess they think that I’m stealing the parking spot. I mean, how could I have a child, since I look a) so young, and b) so gangster!!!
Then I get Bradley from the back seat, and they’re like, “OH, SNAP!”
I’m surprised that (to my knowledge) the feminists haven’t been up in arms about the fact that it’s a woman who’s pictured going to the grocery store with the kids by her side! Oh, brother!
The more I read about Tim Tebow, the more impressed I am. Tim Tebow is a football player who just finished his final year at the University of Florida, and will soon be in the NFL. He won the Heisman Trophy in the 2007 season as a sophomore, awarded to “the most outstanding player in collegiate football” [ref]. He led the Gators to the BCS National Championship in 2008, and had another great year in 2009.
Above all of the athletic accolades, though, is a strong Christian coming from a strong Christian family. Tim Tebow was recently featured in a Superbowl commercial put on by Focus on the Family presenting the joys of life and family. This is his abbreviated story.
Tebow was born on August 14, 1987 in Makati City in the Philippines, to Bob and Pam Tebow, who were serving as Christian missionaries at the time. While pregnant, Pam suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba. Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life.
Tim Tebow has since matured in his faith. He is well-known for wearing eye black strips with Bible verses printed on. This outward expression is no-doubt a reflection of his deep, internal, personal convictions and faith. From the post of him on Beyond the Ultimate:
Through everything I do…and just by living…I want people, when they see me, to say, ‘There’s something different about this guy, and that’s because he has a relationship with Jesus Christ.’
After establishing the type of man I want little Bradley to grow to be, my next job is to figure out how to make that happen!
What about you? Do you have any tips either from experience, or simply from things you’ve heard?
From experience, here’s a list of the worst baby-related things to get on your clothes
5) Spit-up (smells like sour milk…just make sure you have baby wipes nearby)
4) White Butt Cream (because it’s water-resistant),
3) Oatmeal Baby Cereal (because the grains bury and stick themselves into the deepest crevasses of your clothes!),
2) Blood (like when the little one gets shots at the doctor, and a little bit spills out on your jeans, and then you can’t get the stain out =\),
What about you? Anything to add to this list???
The opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games were last night. Though I didn’t catch much of the show, this moment represents the beginning.
The beginning of an Olympic Games that will see Canada claim its first gold medal on home soil.
The beginning of the Men’s Hockey Team chasing after gold (beating out Russia in the final???).
The beginning of a world-wide movement for peace and unity (for ~2 weeks, at least!).
I think it’s safe to say that the whole family is pretty pumped, check out these pics for proof! Things we’re particularly looking forward to:
• Men’s and women’s moguls, where Kristin’s uncle coaches team Canada (Feb 13, 14)
• Men’s hockey (gold medal game on the 28th)
• Seeing if anyone will come even close to Cindy Klassen’s 5 medals in 2006!
What about you? What are you most excited about for these games?