Our favorite place to shop
is the Farmerís Market. We go there every Saturday morning and then after
that we go to other stores. The Farmerís Market sells all kinds of fruits,
vegetables, rice, pastas, and meat. My favorite thing to see there is the
fish. They have snapper, halibut, crab, lobster, trout, and ten kinds of
shrimp. They also sell cheeses. I like cheddar, but my dad likes Edam. Mum
loves to eat Assagio cheese and any other cheese that comes from Italy. I
didnít know there were so many different kinds of cheese. They sell spices
and herbs too. I like to smell them all; they come in a lot of different
colors. I think the mint smells the best and oregano reminds me of my
granís house. They have a fruit called sapote and one called tamarillo. I
like mangoes and guava and dried dates. Alec likes Mum to buy him Brazil
nuts; those are his favorite. We always buy good things to eat there.
We also go shopping at a
regular grocery store. Mum and Dad buy canned goods, bread, and macaroni
and cheese for Alec and me. Ethanís baby food comes from the grocery
store. It comes in little round jars. He loves squash. Itís orange and
tastes bad to me. I like wheat bread with a lot of sunflower seeds and
grains. Mum loves that kind too, but Alec will only eat white bread, so we
have to buy some just for him. Dad likes raisin bread. Alec and I get our
cereal here. I like the kind with fruity flavors. Alec likes sugar-coated
cereal but Mum doesnít let him get it very often.
If we donít buy frozen
things at the grocery store, we usually go over to one of the big discount
stores. Dad always looks at computers and televisions. Mum goes to the
book section with Ethan. Alec and I walk around and get free samples of
food. I love it when they give out free chocolate ťclairs that are frozen
with ice cream in the middle. Dad says we can get things cheaper here, so
we go here a lot and buy a whole lot at one time.
Sometimes, when we have
extra time and Mum and Dad are in a good mood and Ethan isnít fussing, we
go to the home improvement store. Dad is always doing things around the
house to fix it up. He buys paint. I looked at the paint colors and there
are a lot of them. I like Caribbean blue. My dad said heíd paint my room
any color I wanted. Mum wants new cabinets in the kitchen and Dad wants a
new shower. I looked at the cost of things and they are all very
expensive. There are tools, and paint brushes, and pipes, and mirrors and
electrical wires there. It isnít my favorite store.
Mum likes to go to the
craft store. She likes to sew and sometimes she buys fabric. Once she made
a quilt for my bed. She also likes to paint statues and do scrapbooks for
Ethan. Dad and Alec donít enjoy going to the craft store. They sit in the
car and wait for us. I think I will do scrapbooks too. There are a lot of
flowers in there. I like the eucalyptus. They smell nice.
Ethan loves to play with
toys so we go to the toy store a lot. I think Ethan has too many toys.
Heís got blocks, toy trucks, stuffed teddy bears, rattles, and all sorts
of other toys. His crib is full of stuffed animals, but Mum likes to buy
him more. At the toy store Alec and I run off and look at things we like.
I always look at dolls. I have a few dolls, but always want another. Alec
looks at video games. Heís got a lot of them already. Dad and Mum bought
Ethan a red fire engine. It runs along the floor and makes siren noises. I
think it will give Dad a headache, but they bought it anyway.
When we are done shopping,
it is always nice to get home. We all have to carry in bags. Dad carries
the heavy ones and Mum carries Ethan. Alec and I have to carry most of the
bags. We take them in the house and have to unload them all and put them
away. I do enjoy shopping, but Iím glad we only go once a week.