Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekend Update

We had our town festival this past weekend, so the kids and I enjoyed the parade and the petting zoo on Saturday. Sammy gorged himself on parade candy, practically inhaling in his efforts to eat as much as he could before it was confiscated. I was surprised he didn't poop out any whole Tootsie Rolls yesterday. Sadly, about fifteen minutes before the parade was over, Ron put a stop to his all-you-can-eat buffet, and Sammy was devastated. Until he found an errant piece of candy and snuck off behind us to open and eat it. He almost got away with it, but Ron turned to see Sammy hunched over something, paying no attention to the parade, which was a dead giveaway.

The petting zoo was a hit with both kids. They had a good variety of animals - rabbits, chickens, a dog, horses, donkeys, a calf, and llamas - which prompted a recitation of Llama Llama, Red Pajama. Speaking of which, I am amazed at how that kid can memorize books. We get a new bag of library books each week, and by the end of the week, Sammy has his favorites memorized, almost word for word.

But I digress. The highlight of the day wasn't the parade, or the petting zoo, but a garage sale that we passed. I happened to notice that they had a Power Wheels jeep for sale, and I begged Ron to turn around. We'd been wanting to get a Power Wheels for the kids, but didn't want to pay full price (those things are expensive!). The jeep was marked at $75, but as it needed a new battery, they were willing to sell it to us for $50. The new battery cost another $50, but that $100 was worth every penny. The kids drove that jeep around for an hour last night, and we finally had to pry them out of it, kicking and screaming. Sammy needs to work on his steering a bit, though. The steering wheel is a bit hard to turn, so when he was coming up on an obstacle, he'd get out of the jeep and turn it by pulling on the front end. Whatever works, I guess.

Next time Sammy gets in trouble, I'm going to threaten to take his car keys away. I didn't think I'd be able to use that leverage for about 13 more years.


Carol Beth said...

Yay, another Llama Llama Red Pajama fan!!!

Mommy Vern said...

I can't wait to check this book out, with all the rave it's getting! That's a steal for the jeep- be for warned though, my sister and brother fault like a cat and dog over that thing. I'm going to post on that come to think of it. :) Anyway, I can't wait to be able to do all those fun things with my little man! Oh and thanks on the diaper info- more on that in a post!

Tabitha said...

AWWW.. Llama Llama Red Pajama... Laura LOVES that book also.. we use to read it over and over again. However, she is not a fan of the page where mama runs up the stairs in a flurry. Laura says that page scares her??????????? LOL
And the Jeep awesome deal. Laura would love to have one also her cousions have one and she drives and rides there when visiting but yes the steering is definetly hard to get use to. She still runs into uncles that stand too close!