Short version: Steve's car died during tax season. So super quickly, we bought a minivan! The day or two after getting it, we threw down a sleeping bag inside, the girls put on their jammies and grabbed pillows and stuffed animals. The hung out inside of there for a couple hours! I brought them a snack in the muffin tin right in the middle. They had so much fun!
Long version: Steve drove home one day and his car would no longer accelerate over 50. That weekend we went out to test drive a Honda and a Toyota minivan. We decided on the Honda and purchased it. Two weeks later in the mail we received the title to find out that the mileage was not accurate. The next day we drove back, returned the minivan for the full amount drove another 40 minutes away and purchased another minivan. It was a little bit of a hassle, but it was like a free two week rental and we received and even better van with more upgrades, hello navi! We also had some wonderful friends who helped us out in watching our kids so that we didn't have to haul them around with all the chaos.