Well....where to begin....
On Wednesday Christy and I will be leaving to start our journey to China to complete our 32 month adoption process. We have not seen any updated pictures or progress reports on Olivia, but we trust she is well. In 8 short (not really that short) days we will be in Wuhan, Hubei to welcome our daughter into our family. Of course, we are getting to China a couple days early to do some sight seeing at the Great Wall and Tianaman(sp?) Square.
The primary reason for this posting is to tell you about my adventure installing the baby seat in my vehicle. Not as easy as one would think. I believe some of the difficulty could be assigned to the fact Christy purchased a seat designed by NASA engineers which will inevitably be used on the space shuttle in the future. This x%#$* seat frustrated me for 30 minutes while attempting to install it. I am not sure if it was the overly large snap that is part of the seat belt OR possibly the fact the anchor slots designed by the NASA engineer are smaller than the opening of a 12 ounce soda can. Of course, not helping the situation, the retention system on the seat belt pulling all the slack up and then not releasing it unless you completely de-lace the belt from the undersized slots. It is no so much that the slots are difficult or the slack keeps getting taken up, it may be the fact the seat is the size of most Lazy Boy recliners. This seat has more pads, cushions and straps than a NFL lineman. The five point harness looks like something out of NASCAR, it even has what appears to be a HAN's device. I am quite certain Ms. Olivia will safe in the cocoon of protection that comes with this.......baby seat.
This seat is rated up to 65 pounds, so I do not feel that I will be removing it until Olivia graduates grade school. Christy will have to come up with her on device for the Mercedes as the Tahoe has a permanent fixture going forward.