Sunday Snapshot - "Adventures in Grocery Shopping"

May 27, 2012

Kids hanging out of the shopping cart FINAL2 BLOG
After yesterday's trip to the Berry Farm, we had to make a quick stop at the grocery store before heading home. When we got to the front of the store Sarah was disappointed to see that there weren't any "Car Shopping Carts" available. One of the young employees overheard her and he offered to check all the collection areas in the parking lot.
Within minutes, he appeared with a car shopping cart fit for two!

We got the car cart BLOG
He totally made Sarah's day!

Close Up girls in the shopping cart BLOG
In true Reags fashion, she was a little skeptical at first, but as soon as the wheels of that cart were put into motion, the fingers came out of her mouth.....

Reags Silly Face in the Cart BLOG
And that big beautiful smile appeared!!

Shopping cart from behind BLOG
There were lots of giggles coming from the front of the cart and they caused quite a stir as we made our way up and down the aisles.

Usually, I do not take my camera to the grocery store but I happened to have it with me because of our trip to the strawberry farm. When I saw the look on the girls faces in that car, I knew the camera was going to come out of my bag. The very first aisle we hit in the store was completely empty so I acted quickly. That top photo was totally caught in the moment and makes me laugh every time I look at it! I also love how the seat between the two girls almost resembles a heart.

Camera: Canon 5d Markiii
Lens: 85mm f1.4
The settings for the top photo were:
SS 1/160th
ISO 800

All photos in this series were processed with a touch of Florabella's Classic Color and then they were laid out using her new Color Matte and Design Kit.
And just for fun, I applied a radial blur to the top photo to give the illusion of motion.
Kind of looks like the cart is toppling over, doesn't it?

Ni Hao Yall

Make sure you swing by Stef's blog and check out everyone's super Sunday Snapshots.


abby said...

Those pictures are so adorable!

*Jess* said...

I'm so glad you had your camera! I know instagram shots would have been cute, too, but you really could capture the moment better with your DSLR :)

Lori said...

Such FUN pictures!!!! LOVE them all!!!


Shari said...

I hate those car carts, because they are SO hard to drive, but the kids sure do love them, don't they:)
I love that radical blur in the first photo - simply awesome.
I took over 100 photos fishing with Amelia yesterday and none of them are that sharp. I know it's not just the camera, but MAN those are unbelievable!

Freeze Frame said...

Your pictures are always SO incredible. :) And you have a Canon 5D? So jealous. My husband and I have been positively drooling over them the past few days...but I think my budget will only allow a 7d, when the time comes. :) I said, your pictures are always SO FANTASTIC!!!!!

Kimberley said...

That first photo is amazing! I don't think that I have ever seen anything like it.

Diane said...

Looks like you may have a few "race car drivers" in your future! LOl! Amazing photo's as always:)
Enjoy the holiday!
God Bless,

Ginny said...

LOVE! Can you do a tutorial on how exactly you got the tunnel look on the first one. That is awesome!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...


I will work on it.... it is really not that difficult!

Gail said...

Fabulous, fun photos...and the FIRST one is amazing, Lisa!!! Love them all and also love the color.
We happen to love the car carts too. :)

Have a great rest of your weekend!


tiarastantrums said...

the first shot is fantastic! How do you push those heavy carts though?

Kim said...

Happy Sunday... Love the photos and the those carts are tooo cute... Love the photos like always.. the girls are toooo cute.
Have a great Holiday ...

JulieM said...

Oh my, I love this series! The first picture is so cool ... you may need to fill us in on how you did that :)! The girls are darling ... oh the fun that can be had at the grocery store in those car carts.

Mary Gene Atwood said...

Love that first shot!! Nicely grands always want those carts. We;ve had meltdowns when we head to the real car. LOL

Holly said...

I think the top shot is a prizewinner. How "fun"tastic!

abrianna said...

I love the first shot with the heart seat and motion.

Stefanie said...

LOVE these, Lisa! Your girls look so happy, and what fun that it's just an ordinary trip to the grocery that's making them smile so :) Beautiful!
Happy Sunday, sweet friend!

amy said...

LOVE the joy that radiates from these...I can almost hear the giggles and laughter! So glad you had your camera and took time to capture the moment. These are priceless Lisa!


Rebekah said...

I love these pictures! They are the happiest looking pictures, with the bright colors from the shopping cart. Of course, your little beauties look as precious as they always do! :)

Yvette said...

Love the movement of the top photo!

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures, and the first picture is simply fantastic!!

Unknown said...

Great, great photos Lisa! It's so fun to document seemingly mundane events such as grocery shopping, because these are just the things we don't want to forget. Love that first photo too...the radical blur is so fun!

Jodee said...

These are the cutest grocery store pictures I have ever seen! I especially love the first picture!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Forever in my heart said...

Thoe are the cutest pictures of the girls. you are such a great photographer.
I am Dawn's on our little china girl/Ciao Bella's mom. I follow your blog all the time and just love seeing the photo's of all the children.
Thank you for sharing I know how LONG you waited for your precious little one. You have a beautiful family and I really enjoy your blog.

Unknown said...

Wow!! The photos are all so fun and beautiful but that very cool and fun!!!! Hope you are having a fun Memorial Day...just back and can't wait to catch up with the group!

Inspiring as always!!! Love Teri

Mimi said...

fabulous post Lisa!
We don't have grocery carts like that here, they're brilliant. I can imagine that kids love grocery shopping in this!
I think the first photo looks as though they're in a tunnell.
Love the Beep Beep one too!

DiJo said...

You literally ROCKED this grocery store trip!!!! I just love that first photo. It is so COOL!!!!!!!!


Cropped Stories said...

These are such great shots! I love what you did with the first pic; very cool! Your girls are just so cute!

Wanda said...

Wow...Lisa....I loved these. (And the crazy effect on the first one. How cool!!!)

What a way to top off a perfect day and make a chore totally delightful. These are the moments we will remember.

Hope your Memorial Day week-end was all fun like this.

Sennie said...

What a fun shot!!

Jboo said...

What fun!! Love these photos of your girls -- who knew you could have such a good time at the grocery store!

Hope you have a good week!


quilt'n-mama said...

I love them!

BumbersBumblings said...

Amazing pictures!!!

Anonymous said...

I am starting to use Florabellas new actions too and just love them!! Another great post!
Laurie @ Pride In Photos

Gina Kleinworth said...

These are SO FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously- just when I think you can't wow me anymore than you already do..... you go & do a post like this. I have told you before- but I will say it again, you inspire me in so many ways. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

HOW.DO.YOU.DO.THIS?!!! Love the special effects!!! This is absolutely the neatest thing I've seen!! LOVE IT!!

I will have to admit I shun these baskets LIKE THE PLAGUE!! They are RECIPE for disaster for me! :) Let's see...

Shopping Cart Pie

*First, you will add a few kids (that incl Bre and sometimes my grandsons if they are in town visiting),

*You will now proceed and toss in a few groceries

*U will notice, that now...the "mixture" will start to feel a little heavy, that's "normal", keep "pushing"

* after 5-10mins of "pushing" you will now notice that you are somewhat weak...perfectly normal...keep pushing

*after 20mins of "steering", your mixture will start to slowly become impossible to maneauver.

*at this point, be mindful of the NARROW AISLES, THE CUTESY DISPLAYS and oh yeah that customer who's is bent over in the aisle way and their rearend is practically consuming the aisle or the "deserted" basket that some "nice" customer abandoned to quickly grab some olives, two aisles over. Keeping pushing....your "fine"

*At this point, feel free to stop and catch and breath and inwardly CURSE the makers of this "parent trap". Believe me...It's perfectly Ok

Before proceeding to checkout counter, please visit the "Greeting card section". you will need this ingredient " place aside for further use

*Your "cake" is just about done (and are YOU). Now happily and wearily steer it towards the checkout counter, where now ALL the candy is at the eye level of "said kids".

*Proceed to pull each one from underneath with squeals of protest and request to "ride one more time".

*If you feel the need to inwardly curse the makers of this "parent trap" again...PLEASE DO SO!!! This will not "change" the only gives it a "little more flavor"

*Before leaving the checkout counter, you will now "toss in the final ingredient". will now toss in the item from the "greeting card" aisle. Place the SYMPATHY CARD inside the basket for the next Mommy for surely she will need it.

Like "us" Southerners say "Bless her heart"

snekcip said...

Didnt realize I hit ANONYMOUS on the above comment!! LOL!!! Yep it's crazy old me SNEKCIP!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love these, Lisa, truly LOVE them. Most of all I love that little Reags pulled those fingers out of her mouth and BEAMED.

Tara said...

Lisa, just when I think I seen it all on your blog you surprise us this this series. Delightful!

the meaklims said...

I could have sworn that I commented on these. Truly, they made me smile HUGE. Love the colours and the papers you used, and those two girlies in that top picture, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite that adorable in the supermarket!

We definitely need these carts in Canada!