The Answer is NO
The last post ended with the burning question of whether I could go into Babies R Us and just buy the shade extender.
No. No, I can't. And I didn't.
In my defense, some of the other things I bought we did really really need. Charlotte needed lighter PJs since the weather is now warm, and she needed a few more warmer weather clothes. But did she need $100 worth? Probably not.
I also bought her a baby floaty thing for taking her in the pool. We are going to Kevin's college reunion in a few weeks, and the hotel where we are staying has an indoor pool. Introducing Charlotte to swimming is pretty much the only thing about this trip I'm looking forward to. I spent the last reunion explaining over and over again to countless Ivy League graduates where the tiny little Baptist college I went to is located and why I went there. Then I got to explain to them why I did my graduate work at a mediocre state school. It was so much fun, I probably went on a giant shopping spree upon my return just to continue the high.
I also bought the shade extender. But now I can't figure out how to attach it to the stroller.