Okay, okay, it’s not as exciting as the title sounds, but it’s exciting to us!! We got a Runabout!!!
Our story in getting the RA is quite crazy, but was so worth every second of research! We have wanted this stroller from the beginning, but just could not afford a new one! I have googled, I have looked on Craigslist, E-Bay, you name it! One night I was spending a little time relaxing on the internet while Matt was at a football game, Hannah Noelle was with friends and the babies were sleeping. I Googled Craigslist Runabout. Wa-La. There was one listed and it said Clinton. Silly me thinks, oh Clinton, Mississippi….duh, other states have cities named Clinton too, but in the excitement of the moment I didn’t even think that far and shot “Tom” an e-mail. He responded the next day and we started negotiating, then I realized, it wasn’t Mississippi, it was Tennessee! My hopes declined immediately! :( The next day Matt and I were running errands and my phone beeped that I had an e-mail. I saw that it was from Tom and started reading, saddened once again that I wasn’t going to get my Runabout! He said, are you Sandra Cochran from the Cochran Quads in South Mississippi (he googled me!) If so, I have free shipping arrangements to deliver it about an hour north of you! I couldn’t respond fast enough! His sister-in-law lives north of me and was traveling (via U-Haul) from his home back to her home in the next week! And that, my friend is how I came to be the proud honor of a Runabout!!!!!
We got the Runabout, ordered the cargo carrier and got the hitch installed on the mini. I know, that’s doesn’t even sound right, does it? We could not wait to go for a ride! Well, Saturday we made a day out of it! We started early and went to a friend’s 1st Birthday party, went to eat at Barnhills and then headed to Bass Pro Shop, followed by a Wal-Mart trip and then home with five sleepy babies! It was sooooo fun to get out and be able to walk through aisles and go through normal sized doors! It’s WAY easier than four high chairs!!Yeah, I got Mashed Potatoes on my face, what’s it to ya? Gunner + Food = BIG SMILE Avery is SUCH A HAMMMM!!! I’m full and I’m getting sleepy mommy!Dessert please!By far our Best Eater!I see ice cream!!!Daddy taking care of Cannon and LaurenI think you missed my mouth, daddy!Not a drop on Avery’s bib!We made it to Bass Pro where we met up with Paw-Paw and Be-Be hence why Avery is not pictured here! That little girl is so attached to her Be-Be! She cannot, will not, flat out refuses to be in a stroller, on the floor, anywhere when her Be-Be is around, she has to be in her arms!Gunner~ There’s nothing to it Avery, you just ride like us!And you see how long that lasted!I say it all the time, but doesn’t he look so silly sucking his thumb? He’s just showing his sensitive side!
I was so impressed with my freedom that today I took the Fab Five to see Paw Paw, then lunch (thanks again for meeting us Pae-Pae) and then we went to Fred’s (to shop and see Be-Be) and then to Piggly Wiggly (pronounced Pig-aly Wig-aly, just ask Hannah Noelle)! We also lucked up and got to see one of our favorite people and blog followers, Mrs. Terrie! Unfortunately due to poor planning on my part I forgot my camera!
I did, however, remember all 5 babies and the diaper bag!!
Have a GREAT Week!!!