Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bedtime, Steak & Shake, and the Santa Parade

We're fortunate that bedtime is a happy time. Sam loves to go to bed. He listens to music and falls asleep on his own. Eva is getting there too. She's sleeps in a playpen in our room. Within the last week, she's started to sleep for longer stretches. Her current record is 5 hours, which our pediatrician considers a full night's sleep. She seems to have an upset tummy more often than not. The bad news is that chocolate seems to be the culprit. So Michele is forcing herself to resist her chocolate temptations!

Monday Morning Update:
Eva slept 6 hours straight last night!!

Steak & Shake
We treated ourselves to Steak & Shake this past Friday night and had a great time. Our waiter was excellent and as we were leaving, he gave us 2 hats. Sam loves them!

Santa Parade
Saturday we went to the annual Santa Parade in Granite City. We invited some good friends from Kirksville who have also relocated to the St. L area -- Shaun & Jenny and their kids Isabel and Atticus. Last time we saw them was at a Cardinals game back in April. It was great to catch-up and the kids loved the parade. Isabel brought a bucket to collect candy and she filled her bucket 3 times! The parade was impressive with 100+ entries. It was cold but fun.

We're really enjoying our new double-stroller. It's a Baby Jogger City Mini. It was pricey but you definitely get what you pay for. Very high quality, incredibly easy to push, and it fits in the trunk of our Honda Civic with quite a bit of room to spare. And at just under 30" wide, it's narrow enough to fit through doorways. We searched for several weeks and read endless reviews. If you're looking for a side-by-side, I think this is the best stroller for the money.


Tara said...

So much for eating chocolate everyday while your pregnant and you'll have a happy baby. Looks like that one backfired for Michele! :)

nbolduc said...

I can't wait to see Sam and Eva.. only three more days! I know you may not remember this, Rob, but when you, Susan and I were little there was a Baskin Robbins somewhere near us and we used to have the big (gallon?) ice cream tubs (they were white with pink and brown polka dots) and we would put them on our heads and use them as drums too, (not while they were on our heads) and march around the house drumming and singing "Do You Know the Muffin Man?" Never underestimate the power of a good hat!! You're passing that on to Sam!