Car seat

Posted On January 27, 2011

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I learned my lesson today about reading and re-reading your car seat’s manual. I thought I would be able to just raise the ‘headrest’/back of my Wes’s car seat (Evenflo Symphony) since he’s getting close to being 1″ from the top. But NOPE, he has to be 1″ below it at the lowest setting unless he is forward-facing. I’m so glad I couldn’t remember if the seat rear-faced until 30 or 35lbs, that’s the only reason I re-read the manual and saved us from using the car seat improperly.


Unfortunately, this means Wes either will have to be forward-faced very soon (he’s maybe 2″ from the top, but closer to the 1″ mark) or we have to buy a new car seat. 


I’ve wanted a different seat because it’s hard to lift him over the sides of his current one, plus we bought an older model and it does not rear-face as long as some other seats  and it doesn’t harness until 65lbs (which is recommended- this is when it converts to a booster, he won’t be in a big seat at 65lbs like he is now).  

Here’s him in his current seat:

And the seat I’d like, a Radian XTSL. It has a tall back, rear-faces until 45lbs and has lower sides so hopefully I wouldn’t catch Wes’ legs all the time.


http://carseatblog.com/5168/why-rear-facing-is-better-your-rf-link-guide/

Yikes.

Posted On January 18, 2011

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Wes has constantly been in Quinn’ food and water bowls, and the big food container. He likes to grab handfuls and throw it in the air like confetti. Really wishing we would have gotten him this for Christmas or his birthday and set it up indoor for winter.

Posted On January 16, 2011

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Wes told me he wants this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62860576/moose-a-moose-tee-for-toddler-or-baby?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=moose+a.+moose&ga_search_type=all&ga_page=1&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&show_panel=true

He told me by pointing and starting to dance when he saw it. 🙂

And for random pictures…

My car said it 7 outside…Wes disagreed:

Breaded in wheat germ, Steve didn’t even notice it wasn’t breadcrumbs:

Cold days = lots of time inside:

His new toy box:

Shutting daddy in the toybox box (Quinn also was in it a bit, Wes wasn’t a fan):

Wordless Wednesday

Posted On January 14, 2011

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You can guess what it was suppose to be…

Noggin – Moose A. Moose "Everywhere I Go" Song

Posted On January 12, 2011

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Wes LOVES Moose A. Moose…and Zee, but mostly Moose.

Snow.

Posted On January 11, 2011

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Watching Quinn outside. Any time he couldn’t see her he’d go “Dah? Dah?” and look around for her. Dah = dog. 🙂

Wes, Quinn, and I played outside early in the day and shoveled the driveway. Well, I shoveled, Wes stood in the garage and watched me. He did clap a bit, so he was my little cheerleader.

Steve ended up getting home a bit early, so they went out to play and shovel.

Today it *feels* like -10, so no shoveling or playing outside. We will probably go to the library to get a break from the house- staying home all day makes for some LOOOONG days.

Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!

Posted On January 10, 2011

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Steve’s down to 3 months until the big test and is starting to worry.

In other news, it was a completely lazy day filled with cheesy potato soup, football, and playing with Wes on the living room floor.

The rest of the week in pictures (and a video)…

Posted On January 8, 2011

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Crazy kids:

Books read before breakfast one day:

Wes trying to be nice to Quinn…she’s not so sure:

His hair is filling in, look at it standing up! 🙂

The shoes never stay on, thankful that his socks didn’t end up in his mouth:

This is how he points, he was pointing at Moose A. Moose on the tv:

Knocking down a block tower yesterday while we waited for Steve to get home:

Food.

Posted On January 5, 2011

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What happened to our good eater? Wes use to eat anything and everything. Now, if it isn’t a carb or cheese, he wants nothing to do with it.

He’s surviving on: waffles with pb, quesadillas, grilled cheese, puffs, mommy milk, and water.

Sometimes he’s willing to eat some YoToddler yogurt, which has fruit and cereal in it.

We’ve started giving him a bit of moo milk (obviously, cow’s milk) so today I pureed a banana and gave him that at breakfast. At lunch I mixed some YoToddler in with a bit of milk. I still give him pieces of whole fruit, but at least he gets some nutrients in him even if he refuses to eat anything else.

With toddlers you’re suppose to look at their whole week to see if they are getting all the food group requirements, so I’m trying not to worry too much.

12 month Stats

Posted On January 4, 2011

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Weight: 26lb 3oz
Length: 31″ (I think this is wrong)
Head: 48cm

90th percentile for all. 🙂

He only had 2 shots, we decided to delay the MMR and Varicella (chicken pox) vaccines. He’s scheduled to go back at 15 months for them, not sure if we will though or wait a bit longer. If we wait longer then it throws off the rest of the vaccine schedule for the year. We don’t mind, but the pediatrician’s office we go to is very pro-vaccine so they like to stick as close to the schedule as possible.

Being Silly-

Just woke up, helping me cook dinner/having a snack-

Beast-

It’s been a struggle to get him to eat fruits/veggies the past couple weeks…dinner aftermath-

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