Saturday, August 2, 2008

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

We've had a busy day today. Josh had two football pre-season games so we were in Donelson at 9:00 a.m. They played at 10:00 and 12:30 and won both games. It was HOT!!!! out there. The boys and parents were all sweating profusely. Here is my favorite photo from the day:

Josh is the one with the orange cloth and his head leaning back. This was taken during half-time of the 12:30 game. Do these boys not look tired and hot??? Tonight his face is sunburned. We should have thought about sunscreen.

Here he is stretching before the second game.

Here's a photo of him getting ready to block.

And, finally, here he is assisting with a tackle.

Josh did really well today. He did his job on the field and there were several times I heard his coach yell across the field that he had done a good job. I think this will be a great year for the team and for him.

After his games, we headed to Academy Sports to get new cleats for the year. He has worn the ones he is wearing now for both last year's football season and this year's baseball season. They look rough. He got a really cool pair. After that, we went over to the Babies R Us store to look at strollers. I've been having some issues deciding which stroller will be best for us. They have changed SO MUCH since we had Josh. Now, there are full sized type strollers that are so light -- aluminum. I think we all agreed on the Chicco Cortina. Here is a photo of it:

The product description says:

The Chicco Cortina Stroller is loaded with features that both you and your baby will enjoy. The Cortina Stroller has a multi-position, fully reclining seat with “Memory Recline.” The stroller also comes with all wheel suspension, a multi-position leg rest, and a reversible sun canopy. Both you and your child have a tray with cup holders, and you have the added convenience of a storage basket that can still be accessed when the seat is fully reclined. The Cortina has a one-hand fold and automatic storage latch to make packing up easier.

I like the fact that it is very light weight, the seat reclines to flat, making it more like a bed for baby, and the tray in the front swings out, allowing you to get the baby out without their legs hanging. There were two colors, but we all agreed that the grey one was a very pretty shade and had a nice design. The other was more sporty. Josh likes that the front wheels turn 360*. The fact that he noticed this is somewhat scary. I remember all too vividly the story of him skating through the zoo behind our nieces' stroller.

We picked up a little bath "thing" for me to take back to Kryg with me to give her a bath. We know that she will not be sitting yet and the tubs at the Silk Road are HUGE. This is like a pillow on a metal incline. It folds up very small (about the size of a travel pillow) so it won't take up much room. I suspect she's never had a "bath" before -- only washed down. I wonder if she'll like water??

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