Yes, we bought a mini-van. A 2014 Toyota Sienna, and yes, the kids love it. They love the sliding doors. They love the video screen. My 4-year-old likes being able to walk to the back row through the center of the car (for some reason, probably having to do with his more easy-going personality, he always gets the back row). I had resisted this for a while, but given that we will soon be a family of six, it was inevitable.
We took our maiden full family voyage this afternoon to go pick apples and will be attempting an apple pie tonight. This weekend also featured all 3 kids going to soccer. I made a Costco run. I planned out two children’s birthday parties. I think I am officially living a suburban existence right now.