A.J.'s New Play Yard & A Late Night Trip to the New Wal-Mart

Yesterday we took a trip to Tumwater to go to Costco to pick up a new play yard for Amari. We have two other play yards (both of them are at Papa and Nana's and Grammy B and Grandpa's houses). We never had one at our place, so we decided to get one. For the past week I have been researching online for play yards on various sites, debating what type of play yard I wanted, and color combos. I wanted a play yard that was gender neutral and that we could use again when we decide to start having other children. When we were at Costco a few days ago they had a Graco play yard that was chocolate brown and turquoise for $49.99. I thought it was cute, liked the colors, but wasn't too sure if it was what I wanted. I started researching the model type online and found that it was $25.00 cheaper at Costco than at Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon. It also had a high maximum weight capacity and and a lot of good recommendations, so I decided to go with it.

It was an adventure going through Costco with a toddler (who had decided to misbehave that day and kept screaming at the top of his lungs just to hear his echo). Originally, the play yards and newborn car seats were in the center of the store next to the lamps but they were not there when we got there. Fearing that they sold out of the play yards, I went on a mission and found them hiding near the back and snatched up the last play yard. I felt pretty victorious and headed to the check stand. When we got home, we took it out the box and put it together. Amari seemed pretty excited and kept trying to bounce in his play yard and singing "oh, oh, oh, oh," as he played.

Around 10:30 p.m. we headed to the new Wal-Mart that had its grand opening in Tumwater. The place is massive, bigger than the one in Lacey (and a lot cleaner with a way different crowd). The baby section was awesome! I no longer shop for me anymore; my monthly clothing allowance goes to Amari now and I was impressed with their selection. We didn't end up buying him new attire (which was hard for me cause there were a lot of cute tops and PJ's), so we checked out the toy section instead. Trev bought Amari a green rubber ball that is bigger than he is and a blow-up Panda  from Garanimals. He loves balls and kept playing catch with Daddy in the store. It was pretty cute. We checked out and headed home, happy with out purchases for the day. Stinker loves his two new toys and his brand new play yard.

 Amari in his new play yard.
 Playing with his mates Farmer Cookie and Cookie Monster.
 He was yelling at me.
He wanted out of his play yard, LOL.
 Tee hee. =]
 Disgusted that he is still in the play yard!
 Reading his new Elmo book.

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