And I am totally kicking myself for not buying her the mini botanist kit from Romp. One of my favorite kids' stores, I'm totally bummed that they are closing up shop. They were offering an amazing thirty-five percent off of EVERYTHING (including the kit) and I hesitated. I mean the kid isn't really ready for it yet - she's got a few years before any flower pressing is going to occur. But seriously - this kit is so adorable, and she is SO into plants at the moment that I kind of feel she must have it. So anyway, I hesitated and yeah, they're all gone. Sure, you can find them on other sites but with the sale I could've snagged one for like forty-some bucks instead of a whopping seventy. Oh well, hindsight is 20/20.
On a completely unrelated note, we've 'upgraded' to a big girl car seat. We got the Britax Marathon. Chosen because of the great reviews and the fact that it can be rear facing up to forty pounds. What I don't get is how a forty pound child would sit in this seat in a rear-facing position. When we installed it the seat is right up against the backrest of the car - effectively leaving no space for dangling legs. Please, tell me, are we doing something wrong here? I just don't get it.
As much as I know we HAD to switch seats (she is rapidly approaching the weight limit for her infant seat), I really do miss that thing. Now when Violet falls asleep in the car I have to take her out and carry her the whole way upstairs, whereas before I could just carry the seat up and quickly transfer her to the crib. So far she has woken up every. time. and thinks it's time to play again. Anyone have any tricks for getting kids from the car seat to the crib? I'm all ears!
Oh yeah, and Charlie says