Saturday, August 06, 2011

Hostess Happiness

Today we had an exciting trip to Walmart. Is that an oxymoron?

Awhile ago Bradley made a goal of trying every Hostess dessert that exists. (We like to encourage our kids to set high goals and I'm feeling very successful. Bradley also counts school buses. He's counted 700 and something in the past couple of years.) The Hostess goal all started in April of last year when my husband and I felt ashamed that our kids were never introduced to the Twinkie, so we bought a box and ate them for our Family Home Evening treat that week. 

For the longest time Bradley has been in search of Suzy Q's after I reminisced about my childhood and described to him how I would use my tongue to lick the creme up each side of the chocolate cake sandwich. Good times! I found them last October in the snack section of a gas station while on a road trip. I purchased a twin pack and cut them in thirds for the kids to try. I guess that instance did not qualify in Bradley's mind because he continued his quest for Suzy Q's after that road trip. I think part of the fun for him is to find the colorful box of treats on the grocery store shelf and be satisfied by eating a whole one, not a measly portion of a treat from a gas station. Every time we go to a grocery store, especially a new or different one, Bradley asks, "Mommy, can I check the Hostess section?" My reply is always, "Of course."

So today was super exciting because when Bradley checked the Hostess section......

.... they had Suzy Q's!!!  
I wish I had a video of Bradley's reaction when my husband said, "Bradley, I don't think we should get those." Of course he was kidding, and Bradley claims he knew his Daddy was joking, but his look of shock and disappointment led me to believe he was fooled. We bought one box, so unfortunately one person in the family won't get one, or two people will get 1/2 of one.  I can place a sure bet that Bradley will not agree to be one of those unlucky people.

The excitement of Suzy Q's was just too much for George to bear.

Emily has a lot of experience with newborn babies considering she is only ten years old. Even Emily could tell the ridiculous size of this baby doll that is labeled "New Born Baby", and she had to show it to me. I placed it next to 15 month old George for scale. I can tell you, I would not want to push a baby that size out of me!!

My exciting purchase of the day. I could go a good trip to Disneyland right now, but now I don't have to because I can have churros every morning for breakfast! It's the happiest breakfast on Earth!

So according to what you've read so far, it looks like all we eat is junk food. I promise we eat our fair share, but it is always balanced with highly nutritious foods as well (moderation is key). Also in our cart(s) were 2 watermelons, 2 cantelope, 4 avocado, 4 loaves of whole wheat bread, 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 12 drumsticks, 6 ears of corn, 11 oz. blueberries, 7 pounds of bananas, 2 pints of strawberries, 2 bags tortilla chips, 6 whole wheat bagels, 6 ears of corn on the cob, 1/2 gallon orange juice. I know, not many vegetables, but I just wasn't in the mood today. Plus, my vegetable drawer in my refrigerator is filled with bags of shredded cheese right now because it was buy one get one free several weeks ago, so there's not a whole lot of room for veggies in there. We also had 2 boxes of diapers, 6 Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, a bottle of baby wash, Vitamin B6, and Equate cotton swabs.

So, yes, my day was very exciting today. Oh, one more exciting thing was that we bought a new DVD player. Apparently, you get what you pay for when you spend $19 on a DVD player made by Coby. Our current Coby plays DVD's, but it gets skippy after a while which takes the fun out of watching a movie. Anyway, we went big guns and got a blue ray, not that we needed it, but you can also stream Netflix with it. Not that I have Netflix, but one day I might when I'm finished watching all these Encore Channel movies I have recorded on my DVR.

I'm taking a little vacation from the vacation photos, but more are coming soon. And at the end of the summer I'll give you a list of the movies I've watched. I watched my first Elvis movie the other night. That was fun.


  1. That was definitely a c-section newborn- very round head.

  2. I broke down and ordered netflix. 8 dollars a month and entertainment of all genres. yesterday watched Pass it forward. Cried at the end..............

  3. We love netflix! depending on your new player, you can also get hulu on your dvd no more need to dvr bachelorette! :) (unless of course you want to watch it the same day that it's on). i'm convinced that all you eat is junk food!