Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Product Review: Safety 1st Complete Air Convertible Car Seat DO NOT BUY!

This past weekend Aaron and I set out to buy convertible car seats as the boys have met the height maximum on our infant car seats. We were intrigued by the new Safety 1st Air Protect technology. The Air Protect is on either side of the head and aids in side impact crashes.

Babies R Us is the only retailer for this product, and when we arrived were thrilled the car seat was marked down $30. So with the discount, the 10% twin discount, a 15% off coupon, and $10 dollars off coupon we thought we had gotten quite a deal!

We were wrong. Upon arriving home, Aaron immediately began to install. There were problems instantly with the latch system and the shoulder belt system was worse. We watched the installation video online and were told to roll towels to place under the base to hold in the correct position. After rolling two beach towels together Aaron was finally able to install the seat where it didnt move more than an inch in any direction. However, this car seat must be reclined back so far (in a rear facing position) that I couldnt fit into the front seat of our Tahoe.

For all twin moms out there, there would be no way to put a baby on either side of your backseat. I like to have one on each side, easier to buckle in and get in and out.

Three hours later we were headed back to Babies R Us to exchange this headache. We bought two Britax Boulevard car seats. This was the only seat that didnt require a rolled up towel to hold in the correct rear facing position. I dont know about you guys, if I am paying $200-300+ dollars for an item specifically for my children's safety I dont want to depend on a towel for positioning.

The boys have been in it once, and love it. Lots of room and so soft. Aaron and I, however, will be eating Ramen Noodles this month to be pay for the darn things!!!! Just kidding, but it makes me sad for families that cannot afford the best when it comes to children's safety.

I hope this saves someone some time and energy. The new technology that Safety 1st has developed is worthwhile, but the product is not practical, as of yet, in a rear facing position.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Nash Times!

BREAKING NEWS: Mr. Kellen decided to crawl on October 24th, WHOOOHOOOO!!! Because of his Pyloric Stenosis and constant throwing up in the beginning not much time was spent on the tummy. So he was a bit behind in this department. But he is crawling and sitting himself up and couldnt be more pleased with himself. Say a prayer for me that P & K always decide to crawl in the same direction, after the same electrical cord, after the same dangerous object, at the same time. This way I will never have to chose who needs saving first!!! WHAT? Too much to ask for???!!!!! I dont have a pic yet of him crawling so I will just show you that sweet face one more time!

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: This past Friday I took my sister-in-law and one of her friends to see the comedian Heather McDonald from Chelsea Lately on the E! network. Aunt Shannon just celebrated her 24th birthday, and the tickets were Aaron and my gift for her bday. For those of you who do not watch the show, I highly recommend it. Chelsea Handler is hysterical and Heather McDonald was sooo funny, we laughed all night. Here we are with Heather, she was super friendly.

TWIN NEWS: My heart melted last week when we had a playdate with a set of girl twins named Marley and Addie. They are 11 days younger than the boys. Seriously, there was super cuteness going on in my living room floor. Paxton and Marley are now dating, Kellen and Addie are as well. I am so fortunate to know my daughter-in-laws at such a young age!!!!!

SPORTS NEWS: On Saturday we spent the day with family. I would introduce them as my crazy Uncle Larry and his very sane wife Judy. And I mean crazy in the most warm and loving way!!!!! To say they are ALABAMA fans is an understatement! We had so much fun watching the UT v Bama game with them. Especially since UT almost rolled their hide...errr, i mean tide!! We came so close. Here is my Uncle watching his dreams for a National Championship almost go up in flames as UT is about to kick a field goal to win!! It was blocked and the tide won, but we had a blast anyway.

MISC NEWS: Grammy, Grandaddy, and Aunt Shannon babysat while we watched the UT v Bama game. They had an exciting day away from mommy and daddy, and were in the best moods when we picked them up. The main event for the day was pumpkin carving with Grandaddy.

WEATHER: Rainy and cold, hope there is sunshine on your spot of the map. :-)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy 9-Month Old Babies!

P & K were 9 months old last Wednesday. I can hardly believe it.

Kellen: Ht 28.5 in (72%), Wt 19lb10oz (46%), HC 44.3 cm (30%)

Paxton: Ht 29.0 in (84%), Wt 20lb12oz (65%), HC 45.2 (57%)

Aaron and I could literally eat them and then lick the bowl they are so cute!!!

Pickin' Pumpkins with Paxton & Kellen...and Daddy ofcourse!

Saturday was the most gorgeous day, I love when the cool air begins to set in and the leaves begin to change colors. We had plans to go to Gentry Farms in Franklin and it could not have turned out any better. We spent two hours going through the farm's activities. The boys had a blast and were just so stinkin' cute!

The bugs and that cute daddy of theirs!

Mom and the boys...with a new haircut (6 inches shorter)!!

I have about 30 pics of this shot. This is the best one I got!

And all other 29 look like this!!!!! Those boys loved them some hay!!!

And they played with dirt in a teepee!!

Daddy pushed the bugs through a corn maize, while I took pictures behind them!

Just because I liked how it looked...

And I walked up to the HUGE pumpkin patch to get some photos. I snapped this picture without realizing I taken the perfect picture of mommy pumpkin and her adorable twin pumpkins!!!

What a fun day! Doesnt making memories just warm your heart?!!