I love Muddy Buddys. They are so practical, and I really think that every small child should have one. I know that they are a bit pricey ($40) but I really do think that they make so much sense. The rains have started and Finn stayed warm and dry on our way to pick up Lucas today. He usually has boots, but I just tucked his little feet into his Muddy Buddy and his feet stayed dry in the stroller.
Did I mention that I just bought a quad stroller? We are going to do a lot more walking to school this year. I thought long and hard about a new $40,000 van because I have seven children after school most days now. But spending $200 on a second hand stroller seemed more reasonable. It's one kilometre to school, which takes 10-15 minutes to walk. I really don't think that is very far. Mason's sister came and spent the morning with us last Wednesday but I couldn't drive her to school because I didn't have enough seatbelts. She left here at 8:02 as I was starting to load everyone into my van. We drove to our usual spot on 210th Street and she was seriously 3 houses from where we were about to park. It takes me just as long to load 6 children in and drive to the school as it does to walk. If I wasn't convinced before, then I am more than convinced now. I already know that my big boys won't be all that thrilled about this change but it's going to be so much more healthy. For all of us!
And this group of beautiful girls came for dinner tonight and we all went for a walk afterwards. It actually stopped raining, and it was fun to get out and burn off some energy. They are all so funny when they are together and for the most part, they get along really well. I love them all to the moon and back again!