Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bad Mommy

After Cassidy was I always had the camera out. We have TONS of pictures of her doing nothing. It's crazy really. With Molly there is usually so much going on that I don't get the camera nearly as much as I did with Cassidy, or nearly as much as I should. A couple of weeks ago Joe's Aunt was in town and she had her camera out, thank goodness, and she got some really cool shots of Molly and me. The whole time Molly was so alert and aware of the camera, just like Cassidy was.

Don't forget about Cassidy, check out the wild hair and blue eyes.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

We did it!!

It's official, I am a mini van mama. But a cool mini van mama. We ended up going with the 2010 Honda Odyssey LX, in Dark Cherry Pearl. It's so awesome!! I love it. I love the way it drives. I love all the storage, and there is a lot of storage. I love how easy the back row of seats fold down and then how easy it is to get them up. I love that the side windows roll down, I didn't even know about that feature till after we bought the van. I love that the front center console folds down, out of the way. I love how easy it is to get the kids in and out of the car, no more having to bend over. I LOVE the color. I guess you could say I LOVE this car!!!! I just don't like losing the great gas mileage of my civic. Oh well. It's a good trade off. Even the double stroller fits easily in back. And Molly seems to love it, every time we've driven in it she's fallen asleep, even the short mile and a half trip home from the in laws. She never did that in the civic. I highly recommend the Odyssey to everyone.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

All this craziness

Joe and I have discussed for as long as I can remember the fact that we want a big family. That ultimately means room enough for all of them. We know that one day we'll most likely add a second story to our home. And a minivan. That would be necessary with the coming of a third child. Even though that is at least a year and a half away, Joe was ready for one sooner as opposed to later. Safety reasons he cited. So in the last month or two of thinking about it I have actually become really excited about the idea of the minivan. I have done countless comparisons and have narrowed it done to two, most likely. The only thing I hadn't done was get my car posted for sale. After Joe asked me again what I had done to sell it, nothing, I got ambitious last night and posted it on two sites as well as craigslist.
So I opened my email this morning and WHOOSH... interest galore. I guess the price was right. So after lots of emails I had set up some viewings. My Wednesday afternoon guy called me up this afternoon and asked if he could come today. They arrived at 7 pm and after I run down on the defects, a peak under the bonnet, and a test drive we shook hands, took a picture, signed a few papers, and handed over the keys. Don't forget about counting the money. And there it went, down the driveway and to a new home. I am now carless.
Joe was in shock. I did it. Almost all by myself. Now we have to buy something. No dragging our feet. Crazy how quickly it all happened.

Honda Odyssey or Kia Sedona? They have the best safety ratings. What do you think? Oh yeah... it will be RED!!!!