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Target and Trader Joe’s and the Tot Lot… Oh my!

With our gardening nearly complete and the forecast calling for rain, we decided to spend our last day with Gma Char down in the States.  It looked a little something like this…

IMG 3040Strapped in and ready to go.

IMG 3043Ball balancing.

IMG 3045Flower fiend.

IMG 3048Mini shopper.

IMG 9205Play and picnic break at the Tot Lot.

IMG 9226Chillin’ in a tree.

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iPhoneography // To Market

IMG 2926Classic fruit and veggie shopping with Grae.

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Shoping in the States

Today was Brad’s virtual Saturday, so we headed down to Bellingham for our monthly stock up and some fun. First, we hit up our two favourites, Trader Joe’s and Target for the essentials.  Gracen was a champ about spending a couple of hours roaming up and down store isles and enjoyed riding around inside the shopping carts.  Afterwards, she and Papa headed to the mall’s play area while I got in a full 45 minutes of clothes shopping by myself (a post-Grae first)!  It was already past nap time, so we snuck in a quick lunch at the Chipotle knock-off, The Habenero Factory, and hit the road to do a few errands while G snoozed in her seat.IMG 2855IMG 8102IMG 2861
Gracen awoke from her nap to find that we were parked out front of this shop (hmmm…wonder whose stop this was…) and naturally, we had to get out of the car to investigate the big green guy.  Gracen wasn’t so sure of him at first, but she quickly warmed up to him and ended up giving him 5s, kissing his knees, and rubbing his rock hard abs.  After all that, I’d say Miss G and The Hulk are good friends, wouldn’t you?
IMG 2867IMG 0114Tired and done with shopping, we headed back towards home when we decided to make an impromptu stop in White Rock.  It was absolutely freezing by the ocean, but we layered up and headed towards the beach.  Lucky for us, a train was making its way down the tracks as we got to the boardwalk.  Grae watched closely as it nosily clunked on by, until it stopped.  I mean, completely stopped, creating a barrier between us and the beach.  We waited and watched until it finally started with a jolt, and continued along its path.  
IMG 8106IMG 8107IMG 8112Gracen loved ‘Grizlee’, the bear statue and kissed his fur (she’s all about kissing things she likes right now) and rode on his back.  We played on the grass, collected rocks, threw them in the ocean, and walked along the boardwalk until we were frozen solid and could no longer stand being out in the wind.
IMG 8120IMG 8123IMG 0124Once we got home, our little helper helped empty all of the grocery bags, we ate dinner, and it was bath time and bedtime for G after a long day.

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iPhoneography // Out

IMG 2588A Superstore ritual.

IMG 2599Serious in Starbucks.

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A Regular Day with Grae

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Ponies.

IMG 5093Morning reading.

IMG 5101Serious colouring.

IMG 5108The Rainbow Fish on storylineonline.net.

IMG 5114Errands, round one.

IMG 5116Usual post-nap scene.  A cozy blanket, books, and a little snack.

IMG 5123Errands, round two.

(On a side note, we can’t go to Superstore without going to see this little duck.  He’s been the only duck amongst a crowd of bears since we moved to Vancouver 6 months ago, and Grae loves him. Every time we walk through the doors, she starts signing ‘duck, please’ and proceeds to point you in the right direction.  We stop by, she visits with him, and that’s that.  Not quite sure what we’ll do when the duck eventually finds a home one day…)

IMG 5128Crayon transferring.

IMG 5136Messy dinner.

IMG 5139Pre-bedtime apple.

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Out of the House

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Well, after spending most of the week cooped up, we finally got out of the house and picked up a few things from the grocery store today.  Boy, did it ever feel good to be out!  We may have celebrated by picking out a new pair of sunglasses for Grae. 🙂

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Shopping Stateside

IMG 4378This morning we headed down to the States to stock up on groceries.  Luckily we had this little shopper along to help fill the cart.  🙂

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States Stock Up

IMG 3117We’ve recently starting doing big grocery shopping trips in Bellingham…  There’s a ton of selection, the prices are insane, and Trader Joe’s is right up our alley.  Today we headed down, lists in hand, to stock up for the Christmas holidays.  Woo-weeee!  It was a big one!  Luckily we had this Cadillac of a cart.  Grae was riding in style.

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