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Miscellany Monday

We had such a great weekend, it was so nice to be able to just be together as a family and not have a ton of other things to do. 
We did an impromptu lunch date on Thursday at the mall (cheap and easy) and then on Friday we took a little day trip.

This was our first trip in the car with the 3 boys in their new car-seats (big boys!) and all sitting next to one another ( all 3 fit in one row in our Honda Pilot)
It was an adjustment for them, but they eventually settled in. 

After tons and tons and tons of research, reviews and safety reports, we decided a year ago that the next car seats we would buy would be these ones:
Super low profile!

This is the mother of all car seats...I mean...the safest thing on the market and it's the only seat you will ever need. From infant to booster. It's pricey for an up-front cost, but most people by 3-4 seats over the course of a kids life and spend more than this (infant, regular, booster etc)
Since recommendations are now that you keep your child rear-facing until at least 2 years old, these made even more sense...since these are the only car seats that go up to 45lbs for rear facing!!!
Here are some more specs: 
( I highlighted my favorites!)

  • Rear-facing: 5 - 45 lbs, Forward-facing: 20 - 80 lbs (and up to 57") in a 5-point harness, Booster to 120 lbs, Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides, Safestop® energy-absorbing harness, Energy-absorbing EPS foam panels on all sides, Rear-facing tether capability, LATCH installation up to 80 lb child, Infant body support cushions, Memory foam padding for superior comfort, 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions for custom fit, Expandable sides and longer seat bottom for leg support and comfort, 2 recline positions in forward-facing mode, Sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding, Fits 3 across in a mid-size vehicle and offers more shoulder space, Add up to 4 cup holders (1 included, Folds flat for travel and storage, Rubber bottom grips for no-slip installation
  • 3 in the back of a sedan or van!!! AMAZING!

The park. I have soooo many memories of going to this park with my family, and major memories of going down the slides with my Daddy. It was so great to bring my family back here and the sun was shining the whole time. Jack loved it and is getting more and more adventurous and brave and I took the twins our for a bit...but Camden didn't like the swing, and then they only wanted to eat the sawdust chips (grass was wet) so they mostly observed from the stroller :)

GG....we got to have breakfast with my Grandma (the boys' Great-Grandma) whom they call GG :) It was a special treat and Jack adores her.

Oh, and the big news for the week (if you follow my Facebook page or Twitter, you will already know....) I ran 4 miles on Saturday. 4. miles. 
Yes. For the first time in my life!
And it was windy and snowing. But felt amazing. I am so proud of myself...and I will not look ahead to the next 4, 5 and 6 miles on my schedule but savor this one for now :) I was slow....but I did it!!!

Go link up with Carissa...because she's awesome and it's fun :)

**I didn't receive anything from my review of the Diono RadianR120...I just love it so much


  1. fun weekend :) and I put the twins in the big kids car seat for the first time this weekend! Now that we're getting them out to just ride in the stroller all the time when I take them places we thought we'd give the new car seats a try ;) They look so tiny in them though haha I think we'll mostly use the infant car seats for awhile but it was fun giving the big car seats a whirl :)

  2. Love the pictures of your family. Beautiful. Glad you guys had a great weekend.. It's the small moments that are the best! Congrats on 4 miles and in the snow! I am so proud of you! I love seeing the sun in your pictures... Hopefully, I will see the sun soon! I miss Mr. Sunshine! When I have kids, we are going to have major discussion about car seats. I wouldn't even know where to begin :)

  3. So I somehow missed where you went on Friday for your day trip...did you say where???

  4. CONGRATZ on your run! Last October I began running and just finished the couch to 10k program! I totally know how you feel. I completed a 7.1 mile run a couple weeks ago, very slow, but did it! It is an A M A Z I N G feeling. Starting my half marathon training tomorrow! You have a beautiful family! Happy Monday!

  5. What awesome car seats and way to go on the 4 miles!!

  6. Whoot-whoot for 4 miles! Way to go girl. :)

  7. four miles! great job girlie. so proud of ya. and the park pics are so adorable. you have so many handsome guys on your hands. : )


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