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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bountiful Baskets and Weekend Stuff

Saturday morning Oreo, Mini Chip, and I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to go help at the Bountiful Basket pick-up site. It was so great! It was very dark out when we got there and Oreo and I got to help separate and pass the bananas and the tomatoes into the different baskets. It was fun and we got to watch the sun rise in the desert and that is a beautiful thing too! In this picture Oreo is putting 5 tomatoes in each one of the fruit baskets.
 For 15.00 we got one fruit basket and one veggie basket. The fruit basket has 11 tomatoes, 15 Gala apples, 8 peaches, 1 container of strawberries, 12 bananas, 1 cantaloupe, and 1 large bag of green grapes. The veggie basket has 2-5lb bags of potatoes, 3 red bell peppers, 1 head of leaf lettuce, 2 artichokes, and 1 head of cauliflower. I also purchased an Italian pack for 7.50 which had 2 medium zucchini, 2 heads of garlic, 3 yellow onions, 1 red onion, 1 container of mushrooms, 1 medium eggplant, 1 bunch of flat-leaf parsley, 1 bunch of thyme, 1 bunch of basil, and 1 bunch of oregano. We gave the mushrooms and the eggplant to a lady who thought they were wonderful! Silly lady! LOL!
 ;-)    I am told that each week is slightly different in what you get. And I am now told that their bread is wonderful too, so, we will be trying that next week.
 We brought our own basket and bag to bring our food home in. Because we helped out we got a little extra from the box ends (you know, the extra at the end of a box that isn't enough for everyone).
This day felt more like a very special play date with my Oreo Cookie. She and I both really like the early morning, watching the sun rise, and spending (mostly) uninterrupted time together chatting. After Bountiful Baskets it was about 6:30, so, we went for coffee and breakfast. On the way we passed a bread company, but they were not open yet. We went back after breakfast and got some very tasty sourdough bread for turkey sandwiches at lunch.
 At breakfast, we each had a french vanilla cappuccino and we shared a breakfast scrambler. The food was okay, but when Mr.Cookie heard about it he wondered why we hadn't tried a new restaurant instead of the same one  as back home. Funny, I had not thought about it, but I think Oreo and I were looking for that back home feel. :-)
 Mini Chip is really working hard on his coordination! He practices every chance he gets! In this photo, he has that pacifier turned around! LOL! It was a really good handle for the little guy, but he started getting frustrated that it was not what he expected in his little mouth. 
 On the way home, Oreo took this picture of Mini Chip...
She said, "We were in there for an hour!"
Then she looked at Mini Chip and this is what he "said"!
LOL!! LOL!!!
Oh my goodness, I LOVE that picture!!!
Still LOL!!!
When we got home, Butterscotch Chip was having the breakfast of champions! Yup! Right there at the kitchen table, milk and cookies! LOL!
Have you ever wondered why we are the cookie family? :-)
 Mini Chip pumping some iron on Saturday!
He really wants to grow big and strong like his Daddy and his big brother.
 And "sunning" and "hanging out" with his big sisters!
LOL! The headband kills me! LOL!!

She REALLY thinks she's something!
I am NOT LOL!! :-{

Sunday morning Chocolate Chip and I made these rolls for breakfast, extra cinnamon, of course!! YUMM-O!!!
 Mini Chip loves his puppy that his Daddy got him the day he was born!
He thinks it tastes good, I guess.



  1. Great pictures and post Christina!

  2. Mini Chip is sooo funny I love that kid!