"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, a home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for."
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Guess who's smiling face we can see from the front seat of the car? Landon's!
We made it to our goal of two years for Landon to sit rear facing. Actually, we made it to 2 years, 1 month, 2 weeks, and 1 day. When I went to turn Landon's other car seat around the top tether broke. I called the car seat company and after 90 days the car seats are out of warranty. A three month warranty on a convertible car seat that has a 6 year expiration date is a little crazy if you ask me. Since they wouldn't bend on the warranty issue they offered us a new seat at 50% off. We took them up on the offer because we knew we couldn't find a new seat for under $100 (the half off price), especially a safe, quality seat for that price. Of course, they were all out of the color that we originally had and were also out of our backup color choice. We wound up with the brown and black option (my least favorite), but it is starting to grow on me. Landon's seat does rear face to 35 pounds and I was contemplating just holding out until he reached to 35 pounds. However, he is quickly approaching that point and I didn't want to push the limits of the seat. These hot Florida days have also been making rear facing tough on Landon. He is usually happy to be in the car and never fusses in his seat. Lately, Landon has been fussing and he is soaking in sweat within minutes of being in the car. The a/c doesn't reach him too well with him rear facing and car rides have become quite miserable for him. He's such a happy camper now that he is able to feel the full blasts of the a/c!
Landon still sits in his seat with his legs crossed!
Landon, also known as "Landon Love" or "Love Bug" is our pride and joy. Landon is incredibly loving and is always giving the best hugs and kisses. Landon knows that he is adorable and uses it to his advantage. He knows the exact moment to flash his smile so that he is no longer in any trouble. Landon loves playing Candy Land, playing hide and seek, riding his bike and playing with Tinkerbell. His current favorite shows are Super Why, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Caillou. He is obsessed with animals, Cars, and super heroes. Raising Landon these past three years has been quite an adventure and we couldn't imagine life without him.
These days I am best known as "Mommy". I am a snot wiper, boo boo kisser and a boogy monster chaser. I am a chef, a teacher, a nurturer and a comforter. I love taking daily walks, playing at the park with Landon and just enjoying my life as a mom. If by chance I happen to get a spare moment, then I enjoy filling that time by baking, reading, and scrapbooking. I live a very simple life that revolves around Landon and I would have it no other way.
Kevin is an amazing dad to Landon. He loves to play with Landon and read to him. Kevin enjoys spending his free time relaxing on the couch while watching ESPN, reading an occasional book, and cooking.
We consider Tinkerbell our first born. She is an absolutely adorable Pomeranian. Tinkerbell acts like a third parent to Landon and even barks when Landon is doing something that he should not be doing to get our attention. She is so loving and gentle to Landon, even when he is rough and tough with her. We couldn't ask for a better dog for Landon to grow up with.