This week's Show and Tell is a bit random. I hope nobody gets whiplash!
When we learned that Kristen was having twins, and her life was a bit on the hectic and stressful side, I contacted the Multiples Club of our area. I asked if any of their members had a double stroller and car seats we could buy before the spring garage sale. It wasn't long before they came over to our house with two really nice car seats and a top-of-the-line double stroller and GAVE them to us - what a blessing! We never did learn who they were from so we could properly thank them.
In order to not have to change bases every time I needed to transport them, I bought another car seat, and we were given a fourth one by Kristen's cousin. So now we each have 4 car seats in our mini vans.
I still wanted another double stroller, so we didn't have to keep trading the one back and forth. And I knew just which one I wanted - but I couldn't find it on line. But then the spring garage sale by the Multiples Club came and they had three of them for sale - for the first time they'd ever had any. Timing is everything! Here is what it looks like:
It doesn't look like much, does it? But - the greatest thing about it is that you just take the car seats out of the car and plunk them onto the frame - the bars can be adjusted to fit different brands of car seats. It is wonderful if the babies are asleep - they don't have to be disturbed to be put in the stroller.
Here is a picture of the stroller that we were given - Peg Perego brand.
On a totally different subject, the other day DC was out in the front yard when this amazingly huge swallowtail butterfly willingly landed on his finger - (edited to give him credit for taking the picture - the butterly must be quite old, because it was in no hurry to get away - thankfully for us!)
Then it flew over to the little neighbor girl's hand --
Then - my one and only successful rosebush (as I mentioned before - we have planted so many shade trees that we have a hard time raising certain flowers). But I just love this one!
I am not a shopper - really, truly, not a shopper. But I do love Hobby Lobby. I feel like I've been to church when I go in there and listen to the music as I shop (I find myself singing or humming along). Last week, besides the little wicker table noted in the last post, I got in on the half price picture frame sale. I found this darling frame, and was happy to find two of them - one for me and one for Kristen. We can change the pictures periodically.
Last - Care Bear really wanted to bake a cake this evening. In spite of the unappealing aspect of heating up the kitchen, we did it - it meant so much to her. She was dying to frost it, but I kept telling her that it was not cool enough yet. At 8:30 p.m., Care Bear, Feisty, and the Two Blondies came over to frost and decorate the cake with sprinkles. They were so excited to take a piece home to eat and one for each of their parents.
And the twin update - in their favorite summer outfits:
And playing with each other - a bit roughly??
For more Friday Show and Tell stories, stop by Kelli's blog, There Is No Place Like Home.