Ready to roll

July 17, 2009 in car,Isabelle,N,Uncategorized

After having a discussion with friends about car seats, we thought it was pretty funny that we all survived riding on our parents’ laps, not being buckled in, sitting in the rear window and more.

So, did we decide to let #2 rid shot gun?

Of course not. But she did look pretty cute all buckled in, didn’t she?

The real reason she was up there? #2 and #1’s car seats were next to each other. It was cute for a while when #1 would hold #2’s hand.

Then, #2 realized she didn’t want her hand held, and #1 didn’t understand why.

So we finally initiated a move of the car seats. And, because she is mobile, strapped in the car was the best option!

Now? The girls can’t hold hands anymore, and pretty much everyday, #1 reminds us “Mommy, you moved #2. I can’t reach her!”

My response? “That’s right!”

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She DOES look cute up there in the front seat! :) We still have our two kids right side by side…and so far they USUALLY get along!


Grace {Formerly Gracie}
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That's why I opted for an inline double stroller instead of a side-by-side… hehe.

It's so sweet that they love each other so much though!!


Jillian, Inc

Too cute. I have some great memories of standing in the front seat of our red 1968 Chevy Impala between my mom and dad, all the windows down, listening to Patsy Cline on the radio.



So does look super cute and growing so fast! Hope this arrangement works better :)


Grammy Staffy

What a darling picture.
Your girls are precious.

I know the car seat rules are for safety but I am so glad they didn't have them when my kids were small. I always held my wee one in my lap as we traveled with the older kids spread out on a blanket in the back of the station wagon playing games.

Life was great and we did not even know our travel methods were dangerous. We surely had fun.

I hope this finds you all doing well.



I remember my parents had a big ol' station wagon that we would hang our feet out of the back window and wave to the cars in back of us. Nice.

I am actually pretty thankful for carseats (although they take up a ton of room and are actually kind of a pain in the tush) because I think I would go crazy with my boys crawling all over the minivan while I drove. Egad!

Adorable picture. :)


Amy - AKA - TigerMommie

That's cute! TigerBoy loves riding in the front seat……(not literally, of course…….just moving the car in the driveway)
I enjoy having a car seat that TigerBoy cannot unbuckle. The lap level part too a very long time for me to be able to easily manage…..but there's no way TigerBoy could get out en route!

Krystyn, can you come and readd your entry for the second picture on my blog. I realized that I had to adjust the MckLInkys…………all part of the learning curve! Thanks for coming to enter!



It is a wonder we all survived don't you think?? I don't think I even had a carseat until I was 3 months old.

Love that little N. Her smile is just infectious!



so cute! We had to do the same thing with cupcake after she was born and Punky wanted to do bother while she was sleeping. She didn't understand but now that her brother is in the middle with her, she doesn't miss Cupcake. Now she just fights with Chicken all the time! ;oD



Awww! Such a good big sister wanting to hold N's hand :)



Sweet, sweet sisters!


grandma Pat

I seem to remember you sitting on the floor with Emily at your side picking at her fingernails. She really didn't like it that much.


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Yikes! Remember getting to ride around in the back of a pick-up truck? It truly is a wonder we survived our childhoods. :)

I love that N "realized" she didn't want her hand held… Too funny.


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