Get your Motor Runnin'

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A couple of weeks ago...the hubs and I had an opportunity for date night...as you know...something that just doesn't happen enough around here...

It was the last home game of the season for the Minnesota Wild...so we thought we'd enjoy a Saturday night out and try the date night thing again...
One of my awesome friends offered to take the kids for us so that we wouldn't have to take out a loan against our house to afford a sitter...She even offered to have them sleep over...and sometime (VERY VERY SOON!) I would love love love to take her up on that...but this first time - I didn't want to burden her with THAT...
Have I mentioned that Katie has three of her own kids? Ages 4, 2 and 6 months? I didn't?
Well, yeah, she does...
So...add that all up...and that makes 5 kids between the ages of 6 months and 4 years old...
The woman is either crazy or a saint...you decide...

When we got there - they were playing baseball out back...and we weren't even out the door yet ...and the boys were cruising around the back yard chasing around on this cool orange quad...

Talk about little boy heaven!!





They ate pizza and then got to see some popcorn popping...that DIDN'T come from a microwaveable bag! WHAT?!?


Hails is just a little over a month older than her little boyfriend...


And then settled in for a movie (but not before making funny faces for the camera!!)

When we arrived to pick them up...(early) D started to cry...he was soo upset that we were there - he wanted to stay longer...
And I think he asked me every day for the next 16 days if we could go back to Katie's...


Ah...pure awesomesauce all around.

H got to hang out with a baby...and hang out with a sitter for a bit...which we are currently trying to do a little more of to ease some of her anxieties....
Thanks again Katie...I hope I can repay the favor sometime soon!!

Except at our house...this is all we've had to cruise around on...


I mean, it's cool and all...especially seeing as how it was a great deal...
And because we've I've been looking at a power wheels for the last three years and D had soo much fun at with B&J's quad...

I hopped on craigslist to see what they had...and wouldn't you know it if someone didn't have listed, a yellow quad in the northern metro area...I showed it to D, told him someone was selling it for $60.00, and would he like to get it?

He looked at it...and said..."It's cool. But I'm saving my money for Disney World! Can we call Grandma?"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAAA

First of all - that means the kid really did have a GREAT time at Disney World even though some of the time we were there he would have led you to believe otherwise...and second of all...he knows that when Dad says no...ASK GRANDMA!

I love it!

Well, we didn't call Grandma...but for $60...I figured it could come out of my allowance....so we headed off to pick it up...
and am I ever glad!!




Our neighbor kid has a power wheels and while the kids have fun with it...it's not the same kind of fun as a real live quad offers....something that bums me out about living in the city - the kids don't get those sorts of opportunities...
Although we do have two neighbor dads with quads that give D an occassional ride around the cul de sac...which he LOOOOVES!!

But don't tell him that his isn't as cool..he doesn't know it's just a toy!!

And the one who refused to get on her $32 Target Clearance Find not so long ago? Now races around like a little grandma on her hover round!!

1 comments:

fritzfacts said...

I love that you found it for such a steal! And they are having a blast, makes it even better!

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