Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oh Crap!

For the past week our little family has been dealing with the stomach flu.  Addy got it first, followed by Brayden and I and now Matt.   I got over it pretty quickly, but it's common for flu symptoms to linger with little babies, so Brayden was still sick on Tuesday and he was completely out of diapers.  Matt had just come down with the flu in the middle of the night and there was no way I was leaving Brayden with him.  I had some grocery shopping to do, and I didn't want to have to make another trip to the store later, so I decided to just hurry and get it done while I picked up the diapers.  Oh, how I wish I hadn't made that decision. 
I rushed through the store as quickly as I could and stopped at the bulk section to get some snacks.  This store is awesome by the way.  It's awesome for a couple of reasons. First of all, you can get just about anything you want in the bulk section. It has chocolate chips, flour, cereal, candy, yogurt covered name it, you can get it. Second, there are these shopping carts with three seats. Two next to each other in the front and then the regular seat you find on all shopping carts.  Brayden was fussing and slouching in the seat next to Addy and for some reason, Addy was pushing him and yelling at him, so I decided to move him to the regular cart seat.  We headed down the snack isle and he kind of whimpered and made this face that I knew would be followed by explosive diarrhea.  I raced down the isle as the horrible smell hit my nostrils.  I knew it was bad. I checked to see if it had gone up his back.  Not only did it go up his back, it dripped all over the seat and onto Addy's yogurt covered pretzels! Nooooo! All of the lines were ridiculously long of course. A young store employee walked past me and I'm sure I had a distressed look on my face, so she asked me if I needed something.  I showed her the problem.  She was completely grossed out and didn't know what to do.  Fortunately there was another cashier who opened up a lane for me so I could pay for my diapers and change my poor baby.  I got him cleaned up and we tossed out Addy's pretzels. The cashier said they would pressure wash the cart, but that still doesn't take care of the poop germs, so...sanitize your carts.  Who knows what could be on them!  Addy is still upset about her snack.  Whenever the store is mentioned, she furrows her brow and says "Brayden pooped on my snack!"

Week 19

Another Book-themed activity

I was so excited to find these 
"mice"(OK they're rats) at the dollar store!

"The mice thought it was mouse paint"

"They stirred and mixed, and mixed and stirred"

They made orange, green and purple

Then they washed themselves to a nice clean white again....

and Addy practiced mixing colors on paper with a paint brush.

We made a visit to the zoo later in the week.  It was so fun to watch the elephants eat!  This was Addy's favorite part.

This sweet boys main concern was getting snacks.

Trying out the eagles nest

We loved watching the seals.  Isn't her hair looked normal when we left the house

It may be a little hard to tell, but that is the new Polar bear.

Weeks 17 and 18

Fun at the park

This kid loves his yogurt!

And this girl loves her books! I find her this way most nights.
I'm planning to do a book themed activity with the kids (mostly Addy) once a week
Making Moose some muffins
Practicing our counting
If you give a Moose a muffin he'll ask for some blackberry jam to go with it...
After we ate our muffins we made sock puppets
And had a puppet show
Moose made a moose puppet
Addy named her puppet Alice