Yes, we have done it! Bought a kidmobile for me - a mommy's taxi. I used to drive a double cab bakkie (I guess you guys will call it a truck, the Aussies call it a Ute) but the diesel consumption was getting very heavy and space was starting to get an issue. We didn't want to sell the truck as it is probably as close as H gets to a girlfriend and he uses the 4x4 when he goes off road and does his outdoorsy stuff. So we bought a secondhand MPV (I think the Americans call it a mini-van?). The car is well looked after, has all the conveniences I can ask and has very low kilos - and we got it for a bargain from diplomats that have ended their 4 year post in South Africa.
The weekend was busy in a very nice way - I got the chance to do something for myself. I spend a very relaxing 2 and a half hours at the hairdresser on Saturday morning, after which I took The Little Miss for her swimming lesson and after that, had a lovely out ride at the stables. Poor H had a tough day with The Boys, fussy and clingy, and at bath time we discovered why - each cut a new tooth - the same one on the same day!
On Sunday we had a lovely relaxing breakfast at an outdoor cafe after which we paid my mom a visit - she had another quick visit to the hospital to do another repair on her retina.
And we got such a fright last night - while bathing Little man L H noticed that his lips were blue - and his hands! I rushed him to the emergency room, just to show the doctor a rosy faced, lipped and handed baby. He does have tonsillitis though and the doctor thinks it could be excessive saliva that obstructed the vocal cords temporarily. We have their 10 month check-up at the paediatrician today so she should confirm this.