Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On the Road Again... {yes, sing it like W. Nelson}

So I should be packing.
And since I should be packing, of course, I am blogging.
I must say, packing for baby + me isn't that hard anymore. I know exactly what I need, double it, then throw it in a bag. More like 3 bags. Easy enough.

Tomorrow we leave for Pensacola. I have an appointment in the afternoon, and since we will be leaving around 7:30 am on Thursday... it seems like a wise decision.
Thursday we will make a pit stop in Brewton, AL, and then we will continue on to Atlanta, GA.
Thursday evening, the plan is to go to America's Mart ("market") and set up Smitty's booth... on the Premiere Floor (2)... booth 439 FYI!
It's going to be r*a*d. I can't give away any of our secrets now, but I will take pictures and post later.
I won't be home until next Wednesday... and I'm sure the blog will go untouched until then.

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Moving on.
Yesterday, I learned a lil' lesson.
One of our parenting books (the big, thick & famous one, dubbed as the "Bible" for new parents) said something about letting your child experiment with different kinds of cups. It said that you shouldn't always use spill-proof cups because they function like bottles, requiring suction to work.
Being a sucker for parenting mumbo jumbo, I pulled out the little insert (that prevents spillage) in one of her sippy cups, and watched her go.
This is what happened.
10monthsold 015
The picture doesn't really do it much justice. She was soaked, and water was everywhere.
She was having so much fun, I couldn't intervene.
And then I gave her a mohawk.
10monthsold 021
Lesson learned:
Always use a spill proof cup, unless, it is raining.

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I forgot to mention, we got Chappell a "big girl" carseat!
Reed installed it on Saturday.
If any of you fellow parents are curious, we went with the Britax Advocate. It's the newest model from Britax and has incredible ratings... and side impact protection.

SOLD!

I love it so far. She's still rear facing, so it feels like she's in an infant seat.
However, the Britax is much safer than her infant seat, so I wanted to go ahead and make the switch.

*The Britax Advocate (and several other models) are on sale at Diapers.com right now!

2 comments:

Allison said...

I have read that to, but I do not even think the valve is removable in the sippuy cups Riley has. Not to mention I can't get him to drink out of a sippy cup yet, so we probably should not bother witha free flowing cup!

Sarah Waters said...

Can't wait to see you!!!

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