In typical Colorado fashion, yesterday threw us into a three day cold snap... in the middle of August! It has been rainy and cold, low 60's and today, low 50's. I actually had to go shopping today for warmer clothes for Marissa. I realized she had grown so much since it was cold last that she has nothing warm to wear!
I also bought Marissa her first "big girl" item. A forward facing car seat!! Her infant seat can carry up to 22 lbs and a forward facing seat has a lower limit of 20 lbs. Since she is about 22 lbs now, it was definitely time to have her face forward. The one I bought was pretty expensive but it is 3-in-1. It ultimately converts to a booster seat that accommodates up to 100 lbs. It looks like a jet airplane seat! We took Marissa for a ride and she was thrilled. She had a huge grin on her face the whole time! She was so excited to finally be able to see where she is going!!! We also had to buy a baby gate because she has learned to climb the stairs. When I was in line at Wal-Mart, the lady in front of me saw the gate and seat in my basket and asked me if I was going to a baby shower or if I have a new baby myself. I said "Neither, my baby turned into a toddler overnight!"
She is growing up way too fast. I already miss her being a little baby!!