We bought Emily's new car seat, an Evenflo Triumph, I think. (I'd post a picture, but I can't remember exactly which one it was.) We got a convertible car seat for a couple reasons...I want her to stay facing backward longer and Emily will outgrow her current car seat in height before she's 20 pounds.
We also bought a new diaper bag. I love it so far. Several things I love about it:
- it matches our car seat & stroller
- it's super lightweight (6.5 pounds filled!)
- it will attach to any stroller (even an umbrella stroller!)
- the strap is long enough that it could be carried across your body like a messenger bag
- it has a removable changing pad that can hold a diaper or two and travel wipes and can be carried alone
We headed to The Container Store to buy a couple boxes. We ended up watching a travel packing demo and I won a $25 gift card! Since we were there, we looked at the suitcase that was shown in the demo. We've been needing to replace a couple suitcases anyway, so we bought one! It was on sale and we had the gift card so it was a great deal on a piece of luggage that has a lifetime warranty! I can't wait to use it in September when I go to Nashville.
Last night, Phillip and I headed to The Melting Pot to celebrate our anniversary (yes, a month late). We've been there every year for our anniversary and look forward to it every time we can go. They were having a special last night called the Freedom Feast which only cost $59 per couple. It was wonderful. Started off with Wisconsin trio cheese fondue; then salads; then filet mignon, white shrimp, teriyaki-marinated sirloin and chicken breast with a vegetable broth; and finally the original chocolate fondue (chocolate & peanut butter). It was so YUMMY!
Needless to say, we had a great weekend with Jenni. Emily slept well and started the dishwasher and washer all by herself. (The washer is in her room--the laundry room--and the buttons are just at her height.)
Thanks for reading. I know it was a long post, but maybe I'll get pictures up one of these days.