Wednesday, May 11, 2011

LOI sent!! and carseats!

I am pretty excited, we received the requested updates from our little guys orphanage yesterday and it included a video and updated pictures and new growth and development.  Oh does he have some kissing lips!!  He 'walks' on his knees and loves playing with the balls.  Our big girl said - 'will he bring those balls home with him?'  Umm NO, I think that is all the orphanage has since his 16 month pictures were taken with the same balls.  LOL I would be thrilled to find the same balls a week after the kids played with them!  Best of all my DH read through everything, watched the video and looked at the pictures.  Heehee, he has elf ears just like the rest of our kids!!  They even sent a darling picture of him standing next to pansies - My FAVORITE flowers!!  Isn't it funny how kids, regardless where they are in the world, have the same reaction to cameras at this age.  We only have one picture of him looking at the camera, but it is a soul piercing reach into your heart look.  Once we receive PA I will post his pictures.  Pray that all goes well over the next couple of weeks.

Also I think we will be sending for an update on our little FeiFei soon.  I was looking at carseats last night. After trying to find a booster for our little man I came across a heartbreaking video on youtube.  I will be returning the booster we bought and have already bought new carseats (his buckle wasn't working the best.)  Found these awesome seats that fit 3 to a back row.  I think our backseat on the Sequoia is bigger than the odyssey we had.  Anyhow had a 20% off coupon for first time buyers so I bought two of the Sunshine Kids carseat.  I still have no idea how I am going to configure everyone in the car so that people can get to the back but now I am thinking either 3 little ones in the back and the two in the middle row, or 2 in the back and one carseat in the middle.  We will HAVE to have a seat in the middle row that can fold forward so we have access to the back row.

Anyhow, I think I am focusing so much on carseats and strollers since I really can't do much else with this process right now.

So the
Sunshine Kids Radian XT SL Convertible Car Seat - Shadow
is what we got for little man.  I am thinking the memory foam will help with the pain in his hips on long drives.  Here is what they say about this carseat.

RadianXTsl is a convertible car seat for rear-facing children 5 - 45 lbs and forward-facing children 20-80 lbs in a 5-point harness. Its steel alloy frame is NCaP crash tested making it the strongest car seat in the world. Our  SuperLATCH system ensures the easiest installation possible using the vehicle’s lower anchors up to 80 lbs – no seat belt required. a height adjustable, aluminum-reinforced head support and protective ePS foam surround the child's head and body to provide the most complete side impact protection of any car seat, and the SafeStop energy absorbing harness system. Radian's low profile offers easy child boarding and its unique design provides more shoulder
room yet still fits 3-across in a car. Memory foam padding and infant support pillows provide additional comfort. all this and RadianXTsl can fold flat for convenient travel and storage.
NEW SL seats have these SuperLATCH benefits:
  • Easiest installation available
  • Never have to use a seat belt again*
  • Just click, tighten and you're done
*Only for use on vehicles equipped with lower latch anchors
  • Rear-facing 5 lbs to 45 lbs
  • Forward-facing 20-80 lbs and up to 53" in a 5-point harness
We got the next step down for Feifei as we weren't sure about the head support on this one and her big old noggin LOL!  This way we can have little man try out both and make a decision if it would be worthwhile to buy a third or use one of the ones we already have!

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