Friday, April 16, 2010

New Car Seats & Car Race!


Having a new baby means we need ALL KINDS of new seats!! Car seats, bumbo seats, high chair, bouncy seats, more seats in the car.

Yesterday was SEAT DAY-we got 2 REALLY IMPORTANT seats from UPS and FEDEX.

The first one is Nineya's car seat.  Here it is and I LOVE IT!  It's the GRACO SNUGRIDE INFANT CAR SEAT-ZOEY.  Isn't it sweet?  The kids snapped and unsnapped it a million times already practicing for the baby.

The second one is JUST as important. We have SEARCHED AND SEARCHED for a solution to adding a 9th person to our Expedition EL or possibly purchasing a church bus or HUMONGO van.  The van idea is NOT FOR US for many reasons but the main reason is FOUR WHEEL DRIVE.  Those passenger vans DO NOT come in 4WD standard and to add it to a van, the total price is around $50,000-NO.can.Do.

We live on a farm-Literally IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.  I MUST HAVE Four Wheel Drive to even get out of my driveway in the winter. The Captain is gone quite a bit so if an emergency came up and he was gone with his 4WD truck, I would be stranded.

Remember this picture of our driveway this winter?? So, the van is a NO GO!

HERE IS THE SOLUTION!! I was SO HAPPY to see it come yesterday.  These 2 princesses will occupy the new seat (in car seats of course)!  We got it at JAT DESIGNS.  It will bolt in behind our 2nd row of seats and be a 3rd row seat and now our vehicle seats 11! It has a convenient lever that folds the seat down so when I go grocery shopping I will still have room.

OF COURSE, the box was WAY more fun than the seats!

We had our AWANA Grand Prix this past Sunday.
Here are some of the cool cars the kids made.

Bean did a good job on his car "MIRACLE MAKER" M&M.
His car made it to the semi-finals.

T had the "HE IS RISEN" car.
It was a slow one but she had fun making it!

I will be 28 weeks tomorrow!
I am still on modified bed rest until Nineya gets here!

My sweet cousin will be coming for the weekend to help out while The Captain is away and 3 people have been kind and gracious enough to bring us a meal this week-BOY that was SUCH A BLESSING!

I have my 3-D ultrasound, glucose test and much more on Monday at the OB.

I AM SO VERY EXCITED & Blessed that my homeschool & church friends are having my FIRST baby shower next week-I can't WAIT!!!


StarfishMom said...

SO excited to 'meet' your new little princess. I sent a link on embryo adoption to a friend of mine. :) I will also send her the link to your blog. You are going to have SO MANY helpers when Nineya comes!!! You are BLESSED!!!! :0)

His Hands His Feet Today said...

Aw! How FUN to get to do all of this stuff :)

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Jenn - praise God for the seats and solution!

Praise God you are now 28 weeks!

Praying for your tests next week.

Hugs and blessings,

Sara said...

Wow, what a neat solution for the car for #9:) Trust me, the van wouldn't work for you. I was stranded a couple of times this past winter her in OK because of no 4 wheel... I KNOW it would be impossible where you live. I miss those big WI snows that we used to get.

I am still praying for your BP... for health and safety for you and sweet baby:)

Peppermint Patty said...

I'm glad it worked out with the van/seats.

7 months! You are doing great!

Jen said...

hello :) I must say that I LOOOVE your big family <3 After Ella we were going to wait and have another around fall 10 when she would be two..unfortunately we are just too scared to have any more of our own..I am excited to see what the Lord has in store for us through adoption.. we have looked into embryo adoption also (just recently heard of it) I am sorry to hear you are on bed rest, but it will be sooo worth it :)

Also I love the car seat it is adorable..anyhow thank you for commenting on my blog, I look forward to following your progress also :) xo

quilt-n-mama said...

I love the new seats!!! We have friends that just recently purchased the "extra seat" for their suburban- they love it! Maybe someday I'll need something like that too- who knows:)
So glad you have some people helping you out right now! Each week is precious, I remember praying each week- Lord please give us another week before delivery:)

Mandi said...

I love all of your new seats!