Aloha Friday

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It's Aloha Friday over at An Island Life! Answer my question and make sure you post one on your blog! After that, go relax because today is Friday!!

My question for this week is:

How many people are in your family and what kind of car do you drive? Does it work for you?
We bought a 2008 Ford Escape a few months before Evan was born. I LOVED it. Then came Isabella. It still works, but it can be a tight fit. I have a 12 year old sister and if she wants to ride with us, she has to cram in between the two car seats. We plan on having one more baby and there is no way I'll be able to put 3 car seats back there. I will have to buy something with a 3rd row.

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35 comments:

S Club Mama said...

Get a Town & Country van. We love ours!! Vans are sweet ;)

Jenna said...

We have two kids and drive a Ford Escape as well. I agree, it's very difficult for a third person to fit in the backseat with the two carseats. When we have another baby, we're looking at getting a larger SUV of some kind. I don't think a 3rd carseat would fit back there.

Jingle said...

There are two of us and we both drive Mini Coopers. They are fantastic! They are affordable and get wonderful gas mileage! Plus...they look SUPER cute parked side by side!!!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I have three kiddos all still in carseats or boosterseats. We just bought a 2010 Honda Pilot and I love it! There is room on the middle row for all three carseats and the back row seats 3 people. I think the Pilot is one of the only mid sized SUV that will seat a total of 8 people! I figured that way, each of my kiddos could have a friend with them:)

LoveMy2Dogs said...

There are only 3 people in my family with the youngest being 21, lol.

However, I do home daycare so I always have lots of kids at my house. I have a Trailblazer EXT that seats 7 and definitely NOT 7 adults. The two seats in the very back are just bid enough for car seats. It works out great for me because I can hook up to carseats in the very back and still have the "back seat" open.

The downfall, there is not much of what I call trunk space in the EXT. :( But I still love my Trailblazer, it's much better than either mini-van I had.

I am Harriet said...

We have 2 kids and I still love my minivan :)


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Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

I drove a Ford Explorer with Alex so I totally know what you mean about needing a 3rd row. I have joined the minivan club and it's been absolutely wonderful. I drive a Ford Windstar but have visions of a Honda Odyssey.

Sue said...

We have 4 in our family. My husband has a Hyundai, he drives to work, and I drive a Grand Caravan. When we have everyone we go in that. And it's good when we have other family members too. It can fit 8 people. Next week is actually my car's 7th b-day - lol!

Whimsical Creations said...

There are 4ppl in our family. We have 2 cars, a Ford Focus & a Hyundai Elantra, which are both small. They work for us. It's a bit cramped at times, but we make do.

Tired Mom Tésa said...

We have 4 in our family and drive an Explorer and a Nissan Maxima. Both are perfect for our family size now with the kids being preschoolers, but once they get older I would like to get another row of seating I think.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

I just bought a Hyundai Elantra. I went smaller.

The Gosfam said...

There are 4 of us, and we have a Ford Explorer. It is okay!!

JennyMac said...

We have only one munchkin, MiniMac, right now. We have an SUV with a DVD player in the back which has proved genius. And I drive a 5 series which is roomy enough for everyone and anything we need to tote. :)

Janine said...

We have 4 and I drive a Ford Windstar minivan. I like all the space :)
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Twincerely,Olga said...

we have twins and I drive a mini van.It is a Chrysler town and country(just plain one)and I Loove it!!!That is what you need!!!:)

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

we are a 1-car family since hubby won't let me drive. it's a GM Saturn Vue and it's fantastic!

pam said...

We have three kids and our main vehicle is a montana SV6...it has been pretty good. Small trunk space though, but lots of room up front.

Krystyn said...

We broke down a year and a half ago and bought a Honda Odyssey...no bells and whistles, but we love it.

~ Noelle said...

i have no advice.... sorry
hubby deployed, one baby and me in a pathfinder... when we have the thr bys, we have my dads suburban... good luck

Steph said...

Funny you asked this question. This morning my girls woke up at 4:30. When they finally fell back asleep my husband couldn't sleep. So he started talking (assuming I was awake!) and said we should buy a minivan soon. We currently have a 99 Honda Accord, which is fine for the 4 of us, but we anticipate having to chauffer other people around in the future so we might need to get a van. Sigh. But I do like the idea of getting my girls into the van first and closing the door behind me then buckling them up, as opposed to the buckle in one first then round robin to the other side (with my rear end sticking out the whole time!).

Upstatemomof3 said...

There are five of us and we drive a Toyota Sienna. It is an eight seater which means all three kids fit in the middle row and we do not have to put someone all alone in the back. We LOVE it!!

Mighty M said...

We have 5 when my step-daughter is here and we have a Honda Pilot now. It will seat up to 8, but with all 8 it is not very comfortable. My husband drives a company truck.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We both have sedans. I have a Corolla and my husband a Buick.

shopannies said...

we have 8 currently living at home and have a full size van

JamericanSpice said...

We drive a pontiac. It's a five seater. Two booster seat in the back. They are smaller that car seats.

Baba said...

Just me and hubby right now and we drive a Chevy Blazer on the farm.

Simply Stacie said...

There's my fiance and I and he has 3 kids and I have 2 of my own!! I drive a Dodge SX (basically the new Neon). Its a four door and its small but good on gas. I did have a Ford Freestar van, but it went with my ex in the divorce.

Ricarda said...

we're a one-car family of 4 here (2 young children)... (one is 17 months old and the other one 6 months old). We have the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. The DVD player is a must-have for our toddler who gets cranky on long trips (anything over 15-20 minutes of a drive).

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

We have an Escape too.........and I do love it with TigerBoy.......
But, I agree, with the thoughts of even just one more, it feels like it will be getting too small. Fine for the 4 of us, but hard for anyone else to fit!!

I'm not sure that I can bring myself to do the mini van....I'm so much more of an SUV person......I love the Ford Freestyle.....I think they changed the name now. Definitely interested in something with a 3rd row...just wish they weren't so much more expensive!

Messy Mommy said...

We bought a Tahoe knowing we were planning on having a 3rd child. I LOVED it with 2 kids, but it's just not big enough for 3. When you put the 3rd row up there's NO cargo room. So we got a Ford Windstar minivan. I always said I'd never own a mini-van, and I'm still getting used to the "image" issue, but they really are the most convenient!

Xmas Dolly said...

Better late then never I always say. There's only two of us now, and my husband drives a 2000 Nissan, and I have my mother-in-laws car who past away in 2006, which is a 1997 Odessey, but in very good condition. I don't like driving cars. I love vans. I have to have a lot of metal around me because if someone wants to hit my car they'll dent the car & not me (hopefully) besides I've got 9 grandchildren. ~~hehe~~

Auntie E said...

We have three, at the most we have five in the car. have an Pontiac Aztec and a Buick LeSaber. It works for us. we had looked at some vans, however we really do not carry that many folks to justify getting one and the gas mileage needs to be better for us.

Sallie said...

There are only three in our family, but I am always carting around nephews, nieces, and friends. I drive a GMC Yukon and LOVE it. It has room for nine (two lap belts and 7 shoulder belts!) You can put a car seat nearly anywhere. I usually have three car seats in the middle row. That means that the bigger kids have to climb in the back, but they love it! The back row seats also fold down or come out. Middle seat fold down too. I have moved a twin bed in the back.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

We bought our first minivan back in 2002 when I was pregnant with our second child. I love having a minivan - it fits all of us comfortably, plus a friend or two, and all of the girls' stuff. Right now we have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan and my hubby drives a 1993 Mercury Villager that simply gets him to and from work every day. If it can keep doing that for another year or two, we'll probably go back to a car for him since he very rarely needs to be driving the kids around.

Kara said...

We jsut got a Lincoln Aviator. It's divine! It has two captain's chairs and a third row. We only have one little one but we expect to accomodate us through a couple more!

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