Monday, August 31, 2009

Toddler seats, Petsmart, and movies

So, last Tuesday Patrick had his 6 month wellbaby check. He's a big boy. He is 26 inches long, which is in the 50th percentile, and 22lbs4oz, which is off the chart. lol But he doesn't look terribly fat, he's just very solid. He takes after me in that, I guess.

But the infant carseat had a weight limit of 22 pounds, so I had to go directly to walmart and get another seat. I bought Erin a convertible booster (it has the 5 point harness, but that can be taken off to use the car seat belt when she's big enough), and I put Patrick in Erin's old seat. He wasn't nearly as excited about it as Erin was when I first put her in it, but he's gotten used to it now, I think.
So we went to Petsmart today, to let Erin look at the animals. She wants a pet so badly. She just loved the big dogs, and the cats, of course, are the most exciting thing ever. lol
Patrick also has been sitting in the seat of carts at stores this last week, as well, since he's grown out of the infant seat.
I think all carts should be like the Sam's Club carts, with a double seat on the front. ((Erin was angry with me for making her leave the rock she picked up somewhere in the car instead of letting her take it into the store.)

So, I've been thinking a lot lately about what sort of things Erin is learning from the movie she watches. So I decided to make a list of things I've taken from them.

~It doesn't matter where you are, as long as you're with the ones you love.
~You can conquer your inner nature. You don't have to be what nature dictates that you are.
~A true friend is the kind that tries to help you, in spite of risk to himself.

Madagascar 2:
~ You can be a hero, even if you don't do things the way everyone thinks you should.
~Someone who really loves you loves the little things about you.

~You shouldn't judge someone before you get to know them.
~True beauty doesn't depend on what you look like

Shrek 2:
~Love is worth fighting for.
~Beauty doesn't guarantee happiness.

Shrek 3:
~Usually, our greatest obstacle is our own selves.
~You shouldn't let others' opinions of you dictate what you are going to be.

~You don't have to have super powers to be a hero to someone.

Kung Fu Panda:
~To make something special, you just have to believe it's special. There is no secret ingredient.
~If you believe in yourself, you can beat insurmountable odds.

Monsters, Inc.:
~ Laughter is more powerful than fear.

There are more, but I'm tired, so I'm going to leave it at that.


Courtney said...

Sooo cuuute!!!

quilting queen said...

Those kids are growing up sooo fast

Adi said...

Once Jamesen starts sitting I'll wish every cart had the double thing too, lol!

And I always do that with movies M watches..