We hope everyone enjoyed a fun and safe New Year's Eve, and that 2008 is a prosperous one.
Today, two fantastic things happened: we turned Fiona's car seat around so she now faces forward, and we took the girls to a professional hockey game!
First, let's discuss the car seat. You are supposed to keep a baby's seat facing backwards for a year, but Fiona is so long that her legs have been jamming up against the seat for weeks now. She will be a year in six mere weeks, so we figured we'd throw caution to the wind and emancipate her now. She is thrilled, as you can see in this picture. "WOO HOOO!!!!"
In the afternoon, we packed up enough food, diapers, wipes, and whatnot to survive several hours away from the house, and we drove into D.C. to take the girls to a Washington Capitals hockey game. Rory had been to a game when she was five months old, but not since - and this was Fiona's first foray into the world of professional sports. It will also likely be her last for a few years, until she can both walk AND not run loose like a wild animal (I figure by age 4). Both girls (and Craig) had a good time.
By some astonishing stroke of luck, we got tickets in a suite, aka, an enclosed room with its own loo, a coffee table and several cushy chairs, and three private rows of stadium-type seats. HOW perfect for people with a 2-year old who possesses an intrinsic need to run, and two kids who need diaper changes! It was awesome. We even bought Fiona a commemorative puck! And the Caps beat the Ottawa Senators (the best team in the entire Eastern conference) by a score of 6-3. C-A-P-S, Caps, Caps, Caps!
We had a great day, and we look forward to a fantastic 2008!