Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Respect the Van

I've been waiting for one of these babies for a long time. For 2 1/2 years I crammed my 3 kids in the back seat and had to listen to fighting, screaming, and "Sophie's pinching me!" arguments. Yes, Sophie. She sat in the middle and bugged both older kids to death. I also really wanted tinted windows. The sun beats down too hard in Dixie.
I may or may not have gotten pregnant just so I could finally get a van. Ironically, our van seats 8 so I still cram all 3 in the back seat. They're easier to buckle and get in and out.
The tint is proving to be better than I ever imagined.
I haven't been this excited about something since you-know-who started all-day kindergarten.

He loves it too, OK?



13 comments:

Melissa said...

Details please! Year?

Why don't you pull one of the bucket seats out, have two in the back seat and one (ahem, Giggles) in the other bucket? Enjoy your mommy mobile! :)
PS we have our three across the middle much of the time too instead of some in the back, who knew?

kellibattraw said...

Yay! Congratulations. Maybe someday I'll get a sweet new ride like that. : )

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

How exciting! I had to re-post cause I posted from the wrong account, didn't want there to be too much confusion with two Melissa's posting. I bet Ryan is excited to be a mini-van-dad! :) Nice color!

Lindsey said...

YAY! You joined us. Ours only seats 7 so Jadyn is in the back. I think if it sat 8 I would have all three across still too!

Anonymous said...

You have now joined ranks with the rest of us "mini-van" moms! :) It looks like a great van.

I am lovin' Marissa's eyes in that pic! lol

It is so much better when you have leg room, though nothing stops the "She's pinching me" or "he's staring at me"...it is just one more joy to smile through. :)

snbjork said...

Nice! What kind of van is it? And it's red, so fun!

Janie said...

I am green with envy, but absolutely ecstatic for you too! You have indeed waited a very long time. Love the swagger wagon. :)

Mary Ann Carlile said...
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Mary Ann Carlile said...

Sara, I thought we were friends. A mini van? Really?! ;) I am still holding strong...I've always hated the things, but I never say never and can totally see how nice they are for kids.
Riley's started school! Woohoo! And all-day kindergarten to boot! Is he coming home tired?
I can't believe how old all of your kids look in the van. Where has time gone?

Dave to Claire said...

Congrats on the van. I'm dying to get one too and I dont even have any kids. :) I wouldnt be surprised if you got pregnant just to get a van. haha I laughed so hard.
SOOO funny about Riley. He looks adorable.

Shennie said...

Hooray, a van, finally!(I put mine three across too-and I threatened all the way home..Get your feet out of my baby's mouth!!!!)

Quincy Sorensen said...

Lookin' good, Sara! I wish I saw you more often. You could pretend to be my visiting teacher again and come over every month in your sweet ride.