After several weekends of swearing we had to get a high chair, we finally took a trip to the new Babies R Us down in Marin City. It was a lot nicer than the Toys R Us or Baby Depots we've been to, mostly due to the fact that it's less than a month old and still well stocked. They had a great selection of high chairs, and we ended up getting their 'New Parents Top Pick' (a helpful feature when you're faced with rows of similar-looking, expensive items!) rather than the one we had researched and decided upon.
The 'Top Pick' was nearly identical to the one we researched, except you could remove and wash the seat cover (the one complaint people had made about the other chair.) It also has a removable, compartmentalized tray that goes into the dishwasher, an interactive toy with numbers and letters that fits into the tray area, and was $60 cheaper than the other one. For anyone out there shopping for high chairs, this was the Evenflo Discovery.
The only downside to the trip was that Eula didn't like sharing the back of the wagon with the new purchase, especially when it decided to tip over on her when I cornered too quickly getting on the freeway. She survived though (did I mention how amazingly light the new high chair is?), and only shivered most of the way home as she stared down her enemy.
The chair was pretty easy to assemble, even the second time around when I mistakenly put the front legs on backwards. Sophie really seemed to enjoy her perch both in the kitchen as we made dinner and at the dining table while we ate. Afterwards we relaxed on the couch and got some fun pictures of her smiles.