Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Firsts - Installment #1

We bought our first MINIVAN! I say "first," because I can only assume we will have to purchase at least one more. My dad found us a good deal and we sold one of our Tauruses (or as we called them, the "Tauri") and are very happy with our purchase.
In fact, we are pretty much convinced that we would not have made it on our 5 1/2 hour journey to celebrate Christmas without it! Yes, that is a full van WITHOUT the back seats!

Not only is the van helpful in carting all of our stuff around, I find is simply wonderful for traveling with an infant. If she is sleeping or content, I can sit in the front with Jason. If she is discontent, I can hop in the back. And, it is much easier to nurse and change diapers in at the many random gas stations that we stop at.

And lastly, I think I have only had to visit the chiropractor once since we got it! It is helping my back with how easy it is to put the carseat into.

Thank you to the inventor of the minivan!

Stay tuned for future installments of "Firsts!"


Trisha said...

Why didn't you tell me that you got a mini-van? Yes, we too, love ours and it was a lifesaver when we traveled over Christmas. Babies just have too much stuff! Some day, you won't have the luxurious spot next to Evelyn, for it too will have another carseat. Take it from me -- mini-vans rock for a family of four (and three!)

Tara said...

Evelyn is getting so big! (And adorable, of course)

Shea used to hate her car seat, too. She would fuss/cry/scream pretty much constantly, and it would get worse when we stopped for a red light! We switched her out of the infant seat to a convertible seat after a few months and I think that helped. She was happier, at least. My only guess is that she wasn't as reclined.

I used to be so against minivans, but now that I have a kid I am starting to see the benefits!

Anonymous said...

I always said I'd never get a minivan, but I can see how nice they'd be for traveling with baby. Congrats on becoming an auntie too! Love,

Carbon said...

I know there are tonnes of benefits having a minivan(especially in the winter) but i still can't do it. Just Can't. crazy mental block!