We don't have a Costco membership (the nearest Costco is 35+ minutes away and so we don't make the trip regularly enough to justify the cost).
But Tim's grandpa does. He calls us up and says, "Let's go to Costco." We pick him up and drive together in our silver Camry. We talk about politics and the weather and his childhood in the Great Depression.
When we get there, he pushes our 3-year-old in the cart and I carry my 1-year-old in the ERGO. We always try to get there exactly when it opens to avoid the crowds.
Then, we shop.
We like to get fruit. Especially the big cartons of blueberries. This time they didn't have any so we bought pears and nectarines instead:
Lately, we always leave the store with a big tub of peanut-butter filled pretzels:
These dried mangos are the best (but I just looked at the sugar content and oh-my-no-wonder-they-taste-so-good):
And, although we prefer to make meals from scratch, we always buy some frozen meals for those nights when we just need to be able to stick something in the oven lickety split:
After we shop, we order a whole pizza (for $9.95) and eat it under the red umbrellas. Our 3-year-old swings her legs and talks to Grandpa, while Tim serves up piping hot pizza on paper plates. Our 1-year-old wiggles on my lap and I feed her little bits of pizza. Life is good.
YOUR TURN: Do you shop at Costco? What are your favorite things to buy there?