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Packin' SMART

*This is not a paid advertisement or review…I just like the product.*

For those of you who aren’t regular readers, I have three kids: 4 years old, 2 years old and 4 months old.  There are some products that I loved with my first baby, that I ended up discarding once #2 came around.

Baby #2 was a girl and she was colic-y. There were a lot of products we tried with her. I did discover the joy of HotSlings, but I’m finding that I don’t use it as much this go ’round.  That’s sad, really, because I love “baby wearing”.  (Note to self: strap him on more often!)

There are, of course, some products that I have successfully used with babies 1, 2 and 3.

And then there are the things I’ve either just discovered or finally just got around to buying.

But today I found something that I hope is about to join my “baby favorites” list: Innobaby‘s Packin’ SMART.

It looks like this: Packin-Smart-Green-SpillOut

I bought this one, but with the transportation theme.  There are 5 compartments which all click together.  You can fill each compartment separately, click them all together, and be ready to rock and roll!  If you only want to take one, you only click on the bottom, one section and the top.  If you only want to use two, then you only use two!  So versatile!  They also make them with twist tops, if you prefer that.

With this nifty little container, you could easily pack a 5 course meal for your finger-food eating little one.  Think of how nice that would be!  Now if they’d only come up with an insulated one…

Photo Catch-Up

My camera has been snapping pictures left and right these days…they just haven’t been making the journey from my memory card to my computer.  So…sorry for the back up and the plethora of pictures, but here are a few slide shows:

For starters, we have Asa’s 3 month pictures.  I did take them when he was three months old…it’s just taken me a month and a half to do anything with them.

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This is from one day while Lydia and Asa were sleeping. Carter asked me to take some pictures of him, so who am I to say no to that?  🙂

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We also have pictures of all of us in our Easter outfits.  Some of these pictures are ones I took on Easter morning, and some of them are pictures taken by my friend Donyale Leslie.  Her’s are the better looking ones.

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And here’s a collection of random pictures.  Easter Egg hunts(1 at church, 1 at school and 1 at Nana & Papa’s).  Everyday stuff.  Lots of close-ups, not sure why I’ve been taking so many close ups.

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New Pool Fun

By the time we moved into our new neighborhood last year, the pool was closed.  It’s been open for a few weeks now, but yesterday was the first chance we’d had to go.  (Marshall stayed home with Asa while I went with Carter and Lydia).  I think you can see that they had fun:

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Laughter Shared

Yesterday I went to Augusta for 2 very important things.  The main thing:  my best friend’s birthday is Sunday,  (Happy Birthday, Jess!) and I wanted to be able to spend a little time with her.  But I went a few days early because the of the big consignment sale.  And let me tell you…it was WELL worth it.  You wouldn’t believe all the stuff I got for all three kids.  I was even lucky enough to find a trio of “matching” outfits that you will see the kids wearing in the fall.  Sooooo cute(read: cheesy) and awesome!

But since I was gone, and since I bought all these “new” clothes for the kids, I have tons of hugs and laundry to attend to.  Instead of a real post, I want to share a funny post from my friend over at Peapod Squad Stuff.  Click here.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

For all my non-Southern readers:  Don’t laugh at us.  We get snow once a year(if that).  This is a big deal to us.

When we came out of church on Sunday, it was half raining-half snowing.  By the time we got home, it was pretty much all snow!  (It’s what the weather folks had predicted, but I don’t think any of us believed them.)

My parents came over…so we got to leave Asa in the house with my dad while the rest of us played.  (Thanks, Daddy!)

It was fun while it lasted, but it made me super-glad that I don’t live somewhere with snow all the time!

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Lego Frame

I think my brother has more fun with the Lego’s than my kids do.  Check out this “frame” he made:        

Noodle Brownies

Marshall and I first discovered fried mac-and-cheese bites on vacation in 2005.  This wonderful little restaurant in New Bern, NC had them.  If you haven’t heard of these yet, it’s maccaroni and cheese that’s been made, cooled, cut into shapes(squares, triangles, whatever you want reall), battered and fried.  That’s right.  Let’s take mac-and-cheese and FRY IT!  Somebody’s a genious!!  Anyway, now Sonic has these on their menu.  The kids were hungry, we were on the go, and I needed something easy and portable.  They LOVED it!  Tucker, however, couldn’t quite figure out what this square of deliciousness was…so he decided to call them “noodle brownies”.   Now the ones at Sonic aren’t nearly as good as the ones in that little restaurant, but they were pretty darn tasty!  So the next time you’re looking for a delicious and (not-so) nutritious snack, think noodle brownies!