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January 24th, 2010 - 7:33 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (again)

Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (again)

It worked out so well last time, we’re giving it another go. However unlike the first rental, a few more taxes and a lot more money was involved… Hours used: 12:30pm – 6:00pm Rate: $13.00 NY City/State Sales Tax 8.88%: $4.71 NY Passenger car rental tax 6%: $3.18 NY MCT district sup[...]

January 23rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm § in Feeding
Soups for a cold night: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

Soups for a cold night: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

Originally seen on Tuscan Recipies, the following recipie for Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana is one of my favorites! Makes: 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 lb ground Italian sausage 1½ tsp crushed red peppers 1 large diced white onion 4 Tbsp bacon pieces 2 tsp garlic puree 10 cups water 5 cubes of [...]

January 11th, 2010 - 8:23 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB

Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB

Finally decided to give Zipcar a try for Kiddo’s first trip to the pediatrician. Only a few blocks away, we picked up our Scion xB, here’s how the charges broke down: Hours used: 3:30pm to 7:30pm Rate: $9.00 per hour Total: $36.00[...]

January 11th, 2010 - 5:11 pm § in Furniture
Monte Design Vola Glider

Monte Design Vola Glider

BambiBaby has a 10% off sale. What better time to order the glider Mum and I have been looking at. The Vola Glider by Monte Design originally attracted us with it’s unique design, the sustainability and craftsmanship made it a must-have.[...]

January 9th, 2010 - 11:34 pm § in Car Seats
Infant Car Seats

Infant Car Seats

After conceding the fact that it would require a sizable cash store to continue using a car service for doctors visits, “field trips” and quick rides to see the family, Mum and I decided to get a car seat. One of the first decisions we had to make was between purchasing an infant car sea[...]

January 8th, 2010 - 6:03 am § in Bedtime, Pops Notes

Pops Notes: Getting baby to go to (and stay) asleep

I have to admit, netflix’ing the happiest baby on the block DVD was a good idea. Setting aside time to read the book wasn’t going to well, however in less than an hour I had a decent idea of what to do if Kiddo started crying. Last night I was able to get Kiddo to […][...]

January 6th, 2010 - 5:59 am § in Travel
Ready or not, here we go!

Ready or not, here we go!

After enduring 27 hours of labor, Mum gave birth to a healthy baby boy (aka Kiddo)! What’s next? From what we’ve been told by friends, family and hospital staff, the next two weeks are going to be very difficult. On the plus side, we were able to find a car service that seems made for [&[...]

January 5th, 2010 - 2:28 am § in Pregnancy

It’s Labor Day!!

Looks like today could be the day (just wish it was later in the morning)![...]

January 4th, 2010 - 4:17 pm § in Cribs and Beds
The Sleeping Situation

The Sleeping Situation

We might have to start looking at bassinets, cradles and moses baskets – a quick call to UppaBaby verified that we still have a few weeks to go before the UppaBaby Vista 2010 is available at retailers. Uppa factors into this by including a bassinet attachment to its Vista stroller that is capa[...]