Sunday, June 15, 2008

Today

Today was Ava's first time in the stroller without the car seat! She can't sit up so she probably isn't supposed to sit in it like this but I propped her up and strapped her in. That stroller (Phil and Ted's) is the best. If I could do it all over again I would have bought this one when Emily was born and then bought the 2ND seat when Ava was born. And I am SO glad I didn't listen to the many people who tried to tell me Emily is old enough so I don't need a double stroller. Wrong!! The stroller was out of commission for a week or two because of a flat tire. I took the girls to Kaufland with Ava in our other stroller and Emily walking. Not so good. She touched everything, didn't move out of peoples way (man those Germans walk fast and don't tolerate people in their way!) and threw a couple of fits. I wanted to tear her hair out and mine by the time I was done shopping. She is not old enough to walk around in a crowded store (she is....but she isn't). She cannot be expected to behave herself and I don't have the time or patience to chase after her. I have to take care of Ava too so if Emily runs off I have to chase after her pushing another stroller. Also I fear someone snatching her up when I turn my back. I know that double strollers were not always around and it can be done but why would I do that to myself? I'm not stunting her development by keeping her in a stroller either! I could go on and on about this......I'll stop.


Yesterday Mary, Lizy and I made a butterfly out of foam core board and covered it in fabric (ironed the fabric on with heat-n-bond). Colin sketched the butterfly, made a template and then cut it out for us! He did such a good job. There are two more of different sizes waiting to be covered. We hung it from the light fixture temporarily till we get all 3 done and then I thought they should go over the island of fabrics. I ran over there today to get a photo but didn't turn on the lights--I should have because the photos aren't that great. Oh and I scared Mary! Anyway, they don't look great up close as it was hard to cut the fabric out perfectly but hanging from the ceiling you don't notice it as much.The purpose is to show people they can do many different things with fabric. This would look really cute in a little girls room.

6 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

Yeah, Ethan is almost four and sometimes I still wish I had the stroller. Although I don't miss carrying it around in the car.

The butterflies... wicked cute! I can't wait to see them tomorrow! Can you put that one on the Patch blog?

corinnea said...

Love the butterflies! Soooo cute! Yes, put them on the Patch blog!

I WISH I had had a double stroller!!! They hadn't invented the cool kind yet! Don't know who's filling your head with garbage.... Use the stroller, love the stroller, embrace the stroller!

Jenny P. said...

I really did have MANY people say I didn't need a double! It's weird the things people are interested in when you get pregnant. Are you getting a double stroller? Are you going to nurse? etc. etc.
I'm so glad you both like the butterflies!!

Mary said...

Man, you scared the crap out of me yesterday!!! The butterfly was such a cute idea, I love it. I think having Emily in a stroller is great. The longer they stay in that the better. When Nicolas is out of his I get so stressed I just want to go home. Plus strollers are great for holding all your bags =-)

sasha said...

here here! I'm so with you guys, and who gives a CRAP what people say about your parenting. Um, yeah, we've had people tell us it's ok not to have your kids in CARSEATS over here, and one of my friends knows a family whos 10 month old is never in a carseat (on the mom or nanny's lap instead) because they couldn't find a carseat in a color they liked. Like I said to my mom, baby splattered on the window is so much more attractive than an ugly carseat!
And, I still use our double stroller sometimes when we go out, especially w/o Justin. Chasing a toddler is NOT fun, especially when you have another one to worry about! I've seen the Phil and Teds here for sale, and thought how awesome it'd be, but I do have one already durnit all! So ROCK ON mama!!!!
Oh, and to add to my NOVEL of a comment, LOVE that fabric! Oh my gosh is that cute!

Jenny P. said...

Shasha: crazy about the no carseat thing! holy cow! I new all my friends would understand about the double stroller:) These people who told me I didn't need one must have a lot of patience...

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