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18 Months and all grown up

Two weeks ago, little man turned 18 months old. It was a wonderful day, and he is quite the talker, runner, and mover. I had been walking him in the stroller before dinner, and we scored a free Thomas the Train table with all the hardware, and hubby came with the car to bring it home, and then set it up for playing. Well, someone learned how to climb onto it, and then a few days later, last week Thursday, he decided to climb out of his crib and trash his room. He did not hurt himself, but lowering the crib only bought me one more nap time. I tried putting the mattress on the floor, but his crib has mattress sized gaps in the front and back, meaning he was trying to push the mattress out to crawl out. We put boards in these gaps, but hubby decided it was time for a toddler bed.

Saturday we bought the Corvette car bed that goes from toddler to twin, and well, he is not sleeping in it. Little man slept with me Saturday afternoon in my room, while hubby plotted the set up of the bedroom, and cleared things out of the way. Little man likes clicking the headlights on and off, but not the idea of sleeping on it yet. We ended up going to the park a bit, little man and I to give hubby some room, and little man played in the puddles, as well as going down the slide. We raced back to have dinner and go to a friend’s house, and little man got to play with my high school bestie’s soon, a year older than little man. Her son and mine played like champs, and her son passed out an hour later, though little man did not fall asleep until we fetched hubby and headed home.

He cried so hard at the bedroom door at bedtime, missing his crib (there is no room for it, the full size bed my parents have nowhere else to put, and the new bed), so he napped on me for a bit, and we set up his pack and play in the room. He slept there.

We are trying to transition little man to his big boy bed, though he is content to sleep in his pack and play, and has only climbed out of it once. He does not put up as much a fuss, and is being given much more freedom to run around his room and play. We finally had found the gate hardware, and mounted the gate in front of the hallway for hubby and I’s room, the bathroom, and little man’s room. Now little man can walk back and forth between the rooms. Once I get my room more baby proof, I may leave the door open for him in the mornings, so he can come see me.

Yesterday we spent with bestie and her son before the doctor appointment, and they had a stinking blast. They played like brothers, even talking in toddler, and being really good and sweet. Little man loves running though the whole house, and having a friend. I wish I had thought to do it sooner, both the boys love it. Little man passed out after his doctor appointment, where the doctor is very impressed with his abilities and growth.

Today little man helped me put away laundry, closing the drawers after I put hubby’s clothes in the drawers, and carrying some toys around. He is a big helper, and I love it. We have been taking him for plenty of walks to feed the birds, to the park to play, and so many other fun places.

Once he gets used to his new bed, I am sure he will love it, hubby is a little sad that his baby got a corvette before he did.

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Well it’s not powder blue.

hubby and I finally did it. We bought a second car. We have been beating around on the idea since we junked my first car after we got married, 4 years ago. Since hubby is commuting much further to work now, and I was without reliable and safe transportation, it was a big discussion. 

We spent the weekend looking over cars after getting the Lexus repaired again… And as we cruised, we finally settled on the Prius line, though I was really eyeing the V, which was just a little bit bigger, but got much the same fuel economy. After looking all over, and wearing ourselves out, we found a base model Prius v in sea glass (they wanted to charge us much extra for the blue we really wanted), and we are really satisfied one day in. It is also our first brand new car.

I love how the car seat fits behind the driver seat with room to spare, and that the back seat not only moves forward and back, but also reclines a bit for sleep and car seat installation. It is nice and roomy, without being bigger than a small suv. The latch anchors really tripped me up, as they are in the cushion of the seat, under an invisible seam zipper. It was a neat trick, though I was freaking out when I could not find them. 

I also love the size of the trunk, and how much space it had, as well as the fact that the back seat can fold all the way down in a 60/40 split, to carry some extra stuff. It really makes our moving cross country much more bearable. The dogs, the baby, the birds, and U.S. Two adults will be comfy, and that is nice. It will also be cheaper on gas, because it is a hybrid.

Our new mission now is to make sure we keep it well covered and protected, as we plan to keep this car forever. We will also keep the Lexus, and get it taken care of, but what we will do with that car long term, I don’t know.

Parking at mom and dads is going to be fun, as there’s five vehicles now, and the driveway only fits four. We can’t move one I to the garage, or on the side yard, so I’m not sure what we will do. I do not want to run up the mileage on our new car just yet, though hubby wants to show it off tomorrow.

I’m trying to compile the list of things I want or need in my car, to keep it at its best. We are going to install the running lights, fog lights, led headlights, and a few other things, as well as seat covers and floor covers. I spent the evening organizing and filing the paperwork in an accordion folder to keep it near and ready, and we have a gas and records book for fill ups and such. We did get the full warranty, so it will just be keeping up with everything. I am so excited! 


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