Monday, July 23, 2007

By popular demand...

another video...

Untitled from eachoc and Vimeo.

Nothing new on the stroller front. I have a 15% off coupon for babies r us for this weekend. I'm going to look at the Graco and Chicco Saturday morning.

Monday, July 16, 2007

The stroller post

It's time for big boy to start riding around in a smaller stroller.

I need your advice. I don't want to pay a fortune, but I want a good quality lightweight stroller that will last a long time.

I've heard good things about the Combi. This model is right at $99. I also found a store with the model up from this one in last year's color for $99.

I've also heard good things about the Chicco - $59 for the first one, $89 for the second.

I came across an article in Parent's magazine about the UppaBaby G-lite - $99. Only 8.3 lbs!

While reading the reviews on these, I came across another stroller. The new Graco Ipo has great reviews - 4 1/2 stars at It's on sale for $79.

Here's what I want:
high weight capacity - I don't want Nolan to exceed the weight limit in 2 weeks.
easy to fold - preferably one-handed
easy to steer
taller handles then a cheap umbrella stroller
room for storage - the more the better
did I mention lightweight?

things I'd like, but don't need
carrying strap
machine washable seat liner
cup holder
stand when folded

I want all that for under $100. Nolan and I are going to Disney in December with my family. I want a stroller that will be easy to load on and off the buses to get from the hotel to the parks. And something he will be comfortable in all day and something I will be comfortable pushing around all day.

Right now, Combi and Chicco are in the lead. UppaBaby was in the lead, but the only place in Georgia that sells UppaBaby does not have an UppaBaby G-lite to try. If I'm going to spend $100 on an umbrella stroller, I want to test it first. I also don't think it reclines. My sis and E both have Combis and love them. The Chicco is less expensive. I don't know anything about the Graco.

So, what's you opinion? Any more strollers to add to my list? Any suggestions or comments on these strollers?

Friday, July 06, 2007

Crazy baby

Nolan was in his exersaucer the having a blast the other day. He had his head back looking at the ceiling bouncing like crazy having a great time. So, I got out our little digital camera and videoed him.


Exersaucer from eachoc and Vimeo

(co-star in the video - the tail, the meowing - is Oscar)
(click on the video to start it)
(be patient with me, this is my first blog video)


You know how there are the babies who cry at fireworks and the babies who don't. You never know which one you have until the first time you take them to see fireworks.

I took Nolan to see the fireworks by my house on July 3 (I live in best city! 3rd of July fireworks is such a great idea.) with my sister, her husband, their 2 kids, my neighbor, and her dog. I was nervous about Nolan's reaction. I had no idea which baby is was going to be - the screaming, crying baby or sleeping baby. He was neither.

Nolan is the baby who laughs at fireworks - big baby giggles. He was laughing so much he had all of us laughing, too.

He had such a great time at the 3rd of July fireworks that we did it again the next night. This time with Cary, his parents, and his grandmother. (Cary had 2 softball games Tuesday night, so he wasn't able to make it to fireworks round 1. He plays softball in a stupid, stupid city.) The fireworks started and Nolan starting laughing again. The second time, his attention span was much shorter. He was done with the whole fireworks thing after about 5 minutes.

July 3rd

I have the best baby.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Rubber ducky

Nolan's outgrown his infant bath tub. Now, he gets his bath in a giant rubber ducky. He loves rubber duckies. At bath time, I'll gather his rubber duckies in put them in the ruber ducky tub with him. He loves it. His first bath in his "big boy" tub, he washed the rubber ducky's head. Now, he lays back all relaxed with his feet kicked up on ducky's shoulders.

I loaded up his infant carseat, bouncey seat, swing, baby bjorn, bebe sounds, and boppy pillow and took them over to my parents house for storage. Nolan's outgrown all of that stuff. We lowered his crib this week. He's gotten so big.

pictures of the big boy in his rubber ducky bath tub