May 24, 2009


That is what our weekend has been so far! I can't remember the last time we have done so much in just a few days... it makes me realize that I should be preparing for this to be our way of life, as it is every other year at this time...

Sassy is so pumped for summer. I know that summer doesn't officially begin until June, but she equates summer vacation to summer, and I must admit... I am in line with this stance! As far as I'm concerned, summer has begun!

A few weeks back, the town we live in had it's annual city-wide garage sale. Remember the cool bowl I found? Well, I also found another treasure. Let me give you a little back story...

Remember back when you were a kid? Was there ever any one toy that you wished more than anything you could have, but you just knew that it was never going to happen? For me, that toy was a Power Wheel. I wanted one so bad. I had several friends growing up that had them, and I thought they were the coolest.thing.ever. But, they were expensive back then, just as they are now, and no one could justify that expense.

The funny part is, years ago, Tyler and I were having a conversation. It turns out that the one toy for him was a Power Wheel, as well. We commiserated together.

Fast forward several years. Here we are, parents who adore their children and would do just about anything to get them what they want. Our neighbors in the cul-de-sac have three kids... and three Power Wheels. Sassy sometimes sits in the front window and watches them do circles around and around in their little cars. But, neither one of us can justify the expense.

So, here I find myself at this garage sale with a pink Barbie Jeep Power Wheel sitting on the driveway amidst a bunch of their goodies. I ran inside and asked how much the wanted for it, hoping that the two rolled-up twenties I had in my pocket might... somehow... cover it. I didn't get my hopes up at all, though. So, when the lady replied that they were just asking $5 for it, I almost passed out... but I stopped myself before someone else had the chance to speak and yelled, "I'LL TAKE IT!!!" "It doesn't run, though," she said. "We think it just needs a new battery". I figured I'd take my chances!

Tyler hopped on over to the neighbors with the matching Power Wheel and tested the Jeep with one of their batteries. It worked!! Sassy used a little bit of leftover birthday money to help us buy the $55 battery, and then we had to wait 18 long hours for its initial charge.

I was about as excited as she was for her to take her "maiden voyage". She loved it! It was so fun to watch her, especially when she kept stopping the car to talk on the little purple cell phone. Too funny! I hope she'll get many uses out of this one, and Little A, too!

Yesterday, we went to one of our favorite parks up in Wichita. It was a gorgeous day outside, and the girls had a lot of fun! Here are some of my favorite pictures:

To Be Continued...

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