Sunday, May 31, 2009

Family Update

I wasn't sure what else to title this since it's lots of random things but I guess that's as good as any!

Crib Recall
Megan's crib was recalled due to breaking slats in certain models. The maker is Jardine and they worked pretty quickly to get us a voucher to purchase a new crib. So yesterday we went to Babies R Us to pick one out and this is what we came home with. I'm very surprised at the black -- I would have preferred to get a wood color but I liked the crib and I'm not really trying to match any decor so I thought why the heck not? I am very excited about it being a drop-side though because our last one was not and I did not care for squishing myself into the bar to pick up my baby!

On the way home from Richmond we spotted this Outdoor World off the highway and so we had to go. If you've been to Cabela's, I think that this was bigger. They had of course every outdoor "area" that you could think of -- camping, fishing, hunting, etc., plus boats and RV's and 3-wheelers and a restaurant and kids area with classes and giant fishtanks and displays. Chopper was in heaven, Megan was in heaven (stuffed animals galore -- ok really stuffed, not the cute and cuddly ones) and I had a good time too I have to admit. I had a really cute picture of Megan in a coonskin hat holding a stuffed alligator (cute and cuddly, not real) but our camera is stupid and wouldn't flash so they turned out way too dark.

We've been trying to do fun things because Chopper's doctor gave him the go-ahead and he'll be reporting to training next week and then will be in Georgia until about the middle of September. I'm not real thrilled about my temporary single-parenting but it's good that he's finally going.


Amanda said...

If you ever go to Provo, be sure to take Megan to the Monty L. Bean Museum on BYU campus. The stuffed animals there are awesome. Eliza LOVED it (and it's free!!!).

Mandy said...

I just love the whole phone conversation. Chopper can speak for me anytime, you too by the way. Miss you and I love reading your blog even if I don't leave a comment. :o)