Monday, March 30, 2009

A Woman of My Word

I said I'd post, but I made no promises regarding content. I will of course rely on a few pictures of my little guys to get me started.

Incidentally, doesn't Jude look so much like Asher in this picture? For so long, they barely looked related, but the older Jude gets, the more resemblance I see. I've upgraded their look-alike status from "not related at all" to "maybe distant cousins."

We all went to the park together when Kris was on spring break. We had lots of fun.

Until we realized that Asher had dog poop on his hands and that is was also on the stroller. We had to leave to go sanitize but it sure was fun while it lasted.

Thankfully, we know how to make our own fun right here at home.

Who needs a park when you have a big brother and a Little Tykes shopping cart?

Ok, on to the next charming I was at HEB last night (best grocery store ever for those of you unfamiliar) and I was attempting to avail myself to the "5 for $10" sale on HEB brand soft drinks (we have become fans of Diet Dr. B--thank you economic down-turn.)

However, it probably goes without saying that Sunday evening isn't the best time to go to the grocery store if you are hoping for well-stocked shelves and lots of variety. So the only HEB brand drinks left were at the very top shelf and my choices were diet root beer, diet red soda (Big Red's frugal counterpart) and diet orange soda. None of those would be my first choice but the diet root beer would work.

So I decide, because I have been working out and am incredibly buff now that I can stand on the bottom shelf and lift a stack of 3 cases of cokes (the all-encompassing term you use for carbonated beverages if you are a true Texan)in order to get my fridge pack of d.r.b.

As it turns out, sadly, I am not that buff. The cases come crashing down and they explode all over Aisle 1. It goes everywhere, including all over my feet and legs. It was pretty spectacular, I must say.

And because I am a good citizen (and because I was fairly certain that I was on camera somewhere,) I found an employee and alerted them. The lady was very sweet and thanked me for telling her. I asked her if I could help clean it up and she said that someone was already on their way with a mop so just to continue shopping.

So I moved on (with red, sticky feet I might add) and as I am perusing the breads, I hear, "Clean up on Aisle one!" Yep, that would be my mess.

The rest of the trip was pretty uneventful. It's hard to top exploding cans.


Robin said...

I thought your first pic was an old picture of Asher before you said anything about it.

I LOVE your coke story! I'm glad things like that happen to other people, too.

Patti said...

The new background is very cheery. Almost like fake Big Red with fake Sprite splatters.

Before I read the commentary, I looked at the first picture and thought, "Wow, he really looks like Asher there." I think Helena is starting to look more like a member of our family. Is it nature, is it nurture? Is it Diet Dr. B?

Laura said...

Awesome and horrifying story! I too am surprised that you are not buff enough to do some heavy lifting- goodness knows, we lift our boys a lot! Back to step!

Lis said...

Oh my!!!!!!! Since we have a puppy and no yard, we practically live in the poofy is no fun! :( And it seems like kids are magnets for it ending up on them somehow. We have had our incidents and prbably, some more incidents to come! ;)

Your story reminds me of one of my fa-vo-rite movies, "Mr. Mom!!!" :) So funny! :)
Have a clean week! ;-)

Kimberly Davis said...

I can always count on your posts for a good laugh. You had me laughing so hard, that Mark came into the room to ask me what I was laughing about. So funny...

hilarylarson said...

oh my, that was a trip to HEB filled with drama! Better luck next time. :)

Becca - said...

Awww, what sweet smiles!! Melts your heart!

susanna said...

i heart your blog jamie. i have not read blogs in a looooong time, but yours was the first one i went to today. it delivered. thanks!

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