While Buying a Diet Coke (caffeine free of course)

Yesterday I packed Jacob up in his stroller and left the apartment to go to the corner store – i had only one purpose and that was to satisfy my craving for a diet coke. When I got outside Jacob started babbling away in his stroller as he took in the great weather. I decided to walk past the corner store and down the street to our new fruit and veggie market to pick up some vegetables to put on the bbq tonight. I grabbed a couple bananas and turned back to go home – I even forgot to stop for my diet coke.

Instead of going home Jacob and I went to the park in front of our house to sit on the grass and share a banana. We sat there on the grass fr about an hour – and I imagined that there would be a lot of days like this – days where sat in the sun, carefree, and not rushing to get here or there. We shared our banana and Jacob had a drink of my water…we spent time blowing bubbles and watching the wind take them away to the west before Jacob could even reach them with his little hand.


I laughed out loud while I watched Jacob playing in the grass – he was still so afraid to put his hands down on the grass – as if the second he did…a giant grass monster might grab his hands and pull him down into the center of the earth.


By the time we made it back to the house Jacob was pooped and while he napped I prepared some food items to take to my Mom’s house for a barbecue. We followed up our great day with an excellent evening at Nana’s house – we dined on steak, potatoes and grilled veggies while Jacob enjoed some carrots and peas and his FAVOURITE…yogurt. My mom fed him his yogurt for the first time ever and she got to experience what we experience everytime we feed Jacob his yogurt…..it goes a little bit like this….

Nana: “Jacob the yogurt is finished” (said while signing the sign for finished/all done)…..

Jacob: “MOAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH”

Nana: “All finished Jacob” (while passing me the empty container so I can throw it out)

Jacob: “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA” (while throwing his head back and looking as devastated as an almost 11 month old can look)

Nana: “Awwww he loves yogurt”

Me: “Yeah no kidding mom.”

Jacob: “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA” (as if he’s saying…what do you mean there is NO MORE yogurt – how could it be FINISHED….let me look…there has got to be more in that little container….ok jokes over …GIVE ME MORE!!)

***enter cookie Monster toy stage left***

Jacob: “OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH” (because all tho its tragic that there is no yogurt left…cookie monster is pretty cool after all.)

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