Wednesday, November 19, 2008

And So It Begins...

...the first purchase for the baby on the way. After having suffered through strollers that refused to cooperate for the last two kids, we decided to splurge on the newest addition to the family. Strollers and car seats have come a long way in the last 5-8 years, and we were willing to pay to allow transfer of a sleeping child to stroller. The car seat locks in place on the stroller, and it comes with a base to keep in the van, allowing for very quick ins and outs. The shoulder straps also adjust with the pull of a strap - no more flipping the car seat over and adjusting the straps from behind. That was most annoying in spring and fall when some days you needed to bundle up and others you did not. "Favorite Baby" tested it out for us to make sure it worked. The 5 point harness is also much nicer than the old 3 point - no more up-and-over the heads of sleeping children. The stroller has a 5 point harness, too. It comes with lots of storage compartments and, best of all after the last stroller we had, it collapses with the twist of the handle. Should be happy travelling days ahead of us - now we just need to wait another 12 weeks or so for the newcomer to arrive.


Wondering what to get our girls for birthday or Christmas? Webkinz are all the rage these days. These are the ones they have, though seldom are they stacked so neatly!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Have You Ever Wondered How Many Leaves Fall The Last Week Of October?

One or two. Yes, this big pile of leaves was all from leaves that fell in one week in our back yard.
The girls came out just in time to help me push them over the edge of the drop off. They wanted to jump in them, but the leaves were wet and we weren't exactly sure where the edge of the cliff was, so it wasn't exactly safe for jumping.
The drop off doesn't look nearly so steep with all those leaves in it!

At least our view of Mission has improved over the last few weeks.