So I've decided that while I wait for that moment when I have enough mental energy to write a deep, thoughtful post about this full-time parenting gig, I should probably at least use this blog to catalog my many adventures with the kiddos. I'll aim to post a picture and a brief note EACH DAY, to capture the essence of what us three musketeers together. And when that doesn't work out, I'll aim to post a picture and a brief note at least once or twice a week.
Today the kids and I attended the Grand RE-Opening of our local co-op, which just moved to a much bigger (and much more "official" seeming) location. While I will miss the quaintness of the old Honest Weight Food Co-op, I won't miss risking life and limb every time I try to squeeze our car into a teeny tiny parking space in the old parking lot. Another huge perk of the new incarnation? They have those mini shopping carts that make shopping a super fun adventure for my daughter.
Try to imagine a small town co-op/natural food store marrying Whole Foods and having a baby. That baby would be Honest Weight. Honest Weight has a cheese section that is to die for, with people who really KNOW cheese manning the counter. It is also a mecca for any Capital Region resident following a gluten-free, macrobiotic and/or vegan diet. AND they make a mock chicken salad that I think is super delicious (with tempeh and a whole bunch of other good-for-you ingredients). Despite its new "chic warehouse" appearance, it still maintains the friendly, "where everybody knows your name" feel.
So here are pics from the Grand Opening celebration. There was a man dressed like a banana. There were smoothies being made using a blender that was attached to a bicycle (which, by the way, is a brilliant way of getting your exercise WHILE making breakfast). There were some pretty amazing local bands. And a whole lot more...
|Emmy checking out the scene, with a set of kaleidoscopes.|
|Oren lives the good life, strolling down the bulk aisle.|
|Emmy loves her shopping cart. She nearly ran over at least a dozen people.|
|Blender bicycle (and sleeping baby).|