It is not a bright and sunny day outside today. I do not mind one bit. I would appreciate some rain though! The plants and trees are showing the lack of rain this summer. My plants are not doing well at all. I water them often, but the direct sunlight all the time is killing them as well. The random gopher we have in the neighborhood isn’t helping either since he ate a whole pile of my plants. I am glad the heat has gone away. Yesterday was the perfect summer temperature: 25 degrees. We are heading for a few days of car camping next weekend (I can’t go anywhere isolated and I cannot portage which = car camping in a provincial park). If the weather stays like this, it will be perfect!
We found a stroller we liked. It is a Graco Alano Flip-it and ranges around $300 retail at a few locations. Of course, you can get it in the U.S. for $200, but the car seat will not be approved for use in Canada. That drove me nuts last night seeing the price difference, but whatever. We are seeing a lady tonight who has a barely used stroller of the same make that we might purchase tonight for half the cost. We are going for a basic stroller that still works well as we will be purchasing a Chariot Double stroller in the Spring next year which will be my outdoor-adventure stroller. I do not plan on really taking many walks outside before the winter ends. If I do, I will be using a Moby wrap which is what my friend uses and she and the baby love it. Strollers + Ottawa winters do not mix! You can stroll with a baby right away in a Chariot, but not bike/run/hike until around 6 months. I am not going to spend more than $300 on a stroller that will not be used all that much after the baby grows out of the infant car seat (usually 6 months). So if I can get a stroller that works well for $150….DONE. Paul doesn’t really want to go used, but we will see the condition of this stroller.
Grilled Peaches with chicken = good tummy times. I am not a big meat eater at all. I struggle to finish a chicken breast by myself, but with the peaches I ate it right up! You need to only BBQ the fruit for about 6 minutes and they turn into a nice side dish/sauce for your chicken. I think it may taste good with pork chops as well. Summertime is for cooking on the grill!