Sunday, May 29, 2011

Strolling in Style

It took me about two months to find the "perfect" stroller for Quentin. But I finally decided on one, and I couldn't be happier. It is called the Zooper Twist. It has pretty much everything I wanted. I've had friends ask about it, so I thought I'd post about it on our blog.

I wanted a lightweight stroller, that was good quality and versatile. I didn't want to end up with 3 or 4 different strollers to fit all my needs. I'm not a runner, so I didn't care about jogging capabilities. Just something that was easy to push and turn. It had to have tall handles, and a big (I mean HUGE) canopy. Reclines all the way down and sits up all the way. Has a belly bar, that is removable when the baby gets older. Has a good height and weight capacity. And folds compactly. The Zooper fit the bill, and then some!

My only complaint, and it is a small one, is that even though the fold is compact, it is still pretty long. It will fit in our Toyota Matrix without a problem, because of the trunk space. But in our SUV, if the third row seat is up with the stroller in the back, it doesn't leave much room for groceries, etc. Unless you want to put them on top of the stroller, which I don't like doing. That is the only drawback, in my eyes. And it wasn't something that I felt was a deal breaker, we just need a new SUV. lol

Quentin really loves riding in his new stroller.

The stroller also has a nice sized basket at the bottom (a big sized diaper bag might have trouble fitting in it though), plus two large pockets at the back to hold essentials. It has a 5 point harness safety belt. It has a cup holder. The canopy has built in UV protection and is water proof. It can hold an infant carrier. The leg rest is also adjustable. It comes with an UV netting that goes around the front of the stroller if you are out in the sun a long time. And a foot muff attachment, for when it is really cold outside.

Anyway, I can't say enough good things about the stroller. It is fabulous! Zooper has other models besides the Twist as well. You can check them out here.

By the way, the toy Quentin is chomping on is called Chan Pie Gnon, by Vulli. The makers of Sophie the Giraffe. It is a teething toy, and Quentin adores it. It is his little friend. It works like nothing else has, for his tender gums. Plus he loves to shake it to hear the squeaking noise it makes.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Playing Roll the Ball

Quentin really likes to play ball. We'll roll it to him, and he gets so excited. He shakes his arms up & down, and drums on the ball until it rolls away from him.

Here he is playing with Dallin.

Dallin is such a good big brother. Quentin really loves him.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sierra's Baptism

Sierra turned 8 years old in January, and made the choice to be baptized. We had some of our family and friends come for the special event.

Sierra said the water was cold. After her baptism, she said she felt very proud and good. Her Daddy baptized her, and then Grandpa confirmed her and gave her the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

L-R: Gpa, Gma, Auntie Erin, Quentin, Sierra, Mommy, Dallin, Daddy, Uncle Adam

To celebrate this special step in Sierra's life, we told her we could go to dinner wherever she wanted. And no surprise here, she picked Red Robin. We chowed down on some yummy food, and visited with friends and family.

Sierra, with her friends Brookley and Allie

Marcie, Chad, and little Hadlee

Dallin and Evan

Scott and Jenny with their two youngest kiddos

I'm so proud of Sierra, and the choice she made. She is such a sweet, kind hearted girl. A mother couldn't ask for a better daughter. I love you sweetie.