Thursday, February 28, 2013

Alphabitty Moments - The Letter G

Welcome to Alphabitty Moments! I started this project in 2009 as a memory keepsake method that didn't require to me to record memories chronologically. It appealed to me to be able to pull from my archives or take new photos of those little moments that are just as important as the milestones that typically make it into baby books or photo albums.

 Over the years I have shared finished books and as much as possible shared photos weekly for each letter of the alphabet. This time through the alphabet I have chosen to use mostly Instagram photos (I'm 4MamaBear) as those phone cameras are slick for capturing the every day moments. Today is the perfect example:

G is for Grocery Shopping Snack.

I joked on Instagram (I use the hashtag #AlphabittyMoments if you want to see more photo ideas or click on the Alphabitty Moments label on my right side bar) by titling the photo Grocery Shopping (Survival) Snack.

I do 95% of my grocery shopping with Elsa because there is a consistent 45 minute window for me to do it and it helps me stay on track with our meal planning. She is with me then so we make the best of it. If I can sneak the food into the cart without her seeing it I can sometimes make it through a store without having to open a container, but since I get produce first there isn't really any place to hide it much of the time. Bananas are the worst as they have to be weighed (though sometimes Target sells them individually for 39 cents). Our usual gas station sells them individually too so every time I pay for gas inside she goes bananas. Literally! There are worst things to flip out over so I try to talk her down before she gets too worked up about them. As she gets older she's starting to understand that she needs to wait until we pay for them before we can eat them.

Berries are another story since we pay for the container whether there are 30 left when we get to the check out or only 3. Today Costco was our last stop of the morning so it was time for her to eat anyway. I'd rather her eat berries under a watchful eye than in the car on the way home.

Some day as I wander the aisles of the grocery store by myself while all the kids are in school I know I will look at the blueberries, raspberries, apples, bananas, and oranges with fond memories of a little girl with one chubby hand on the cart handle and one reaching in the carton of fruit.

What AlphabittyMoment do you want to remember this week?



  1. I love this idea and am going to also do letters A-F for our past few months, if that's okay! And here is my G post:


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