Thursday, July 31, 2008

Look Ma! NO HANDS!

Ok, more catching up to do...



We came home from vacation a week ago yesterday. Tony loves to be home mid week so that he still has some much needed days at home with us before he returns to work. Well, one afternoon we were just hanging around and he got the idea to go look for a new "toy" for the girls. Our excuse was that we didn't have a big hoopla for the girls' second birthdays because we had only been home about a month and they were just overwhelmed with Christmas. Our plan was to have a 2 1/2 birthday party in July, but that never came to fruition. Never mind the girls were clueless about all this, we decided they needed a present. So Tony went and picked out a NEW Jeep for them!




This, my friends, is a Barbie Jeep. It's all awash in pink, purple, and lime green. It's quite the ride, if you ask me. It also comes standard with a real working radio!


Well, the girls didn't know what to think the next day when they got to ride in it. Yes, the NEXT day because the stinkin' battery takes 16 some hours to charge! How horrible for a parent, I mean kid to have to wait all that time!!!


So we rolled it out into the yard, put the girls in, explained how it worked, blah, blah, blah. On to the cuteness...




Aren't they stylin' in their new set of wheels? This, by the way, is how you will almost always see the girls sitting. Laney prefers for Abby to drive. Why? I'm totally unsure because THIS is how Abby drives...



She ALWAYS gets distracted and doesn't pay attention to where she's going!


OR


Drives while having a death grip on the windshield...NOT the wheel...


OR



She is playing with the radio. (Which is pretty cool by the way) But look, Laney is totally unfazed! Do you want to know why Laney is totally cool with her sister's crazy driving habits? It's because she's figured out how to push the gas herself...from the passenger's seat. She lets Abby FEEL like she's in control, all the while, knowing she can take her own foot off the gas pedal to avoid certain danger! HA!

Hindsight? The wheel is too stiff for them to turn, so we look quite comical chasing them down as they try to maneuver it. Maybe we should have waited.

Tony's conclusion?
"That was the most expensive radio I have ever purchased."

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9 comments:

jkcm said...

So cute!! The great thing about the Barbie jeep is that it keeps the attention of 2-year olds for longer than 5 minutes! Love the pictures. It looks like they are having tons of fun with it.

IzzyBeth said...

GREAT PRESENT! I wish I had one. For me. Not the kids. :-)

Anonymous said...

OK Rett, I know what you are thinking. WHYYYY DIDN"t I HAVE A CAR LIKE THAT WHEN I WAS TWO?POOR THING,LET ME TAKE YOU UP INTO OUR ATTIC,ALL YOUR STUFF. HEY! I HAVE A IDEA, COME AND GET IT AND THE GIRLS AND YOU CAN PLAY ALL DAY. HOW ABOUT THAT.LOL BUT I DO HAVE TO AGREE, THEY ARE SO DARN CUTE IN THEIR NEW SET OF WHEELS. BE NICE RETT AND THEY MIGHT LET YOU DRIVE, OK?HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE MOMENT, LOVE YOU"ALL MOM &DAD SADLER

Kevin said...

Great pictures! I need to check that out for my twins. They have been wanting to drive the car and don't understand why I won't let them!

April Isaacs said...

I am dying over here!!! I needed that laugh!!!! When I get home from china and Im saying WHEN .... And after I have a rest I need to meet those girls!!!! Keep praying for us!!!

Anonymous said...

Will U email me your email address .... I can't find it!!
isaacspartyof6@yahoo.com

Thanks! April

Anonymous said...

They are too cute in their jeep! I hope this isn't a sign of their future driving habits?! :-0

Vickie and Tom

Anonymous said...

Watch out flowerbeds, here we come!!!

How cute are they! Glad things are going well, they are constantly changing, I can tell them apart a little better each time I see them.

Just think, two teenage girl drivers in about 13 years (OH! NO!)

Lynnette

Michele L said...

Hi Rett & Tony! I've enjoyed reading about your summer vacation and seeing the pictures. I love that jeep! Next weekend is Alana's birthday. I haven't seen her in awhile. It's so cool to see all the Olympic coverage on TV. I was watching Matt Lauer at the Great Wall and The Forbidden City and it made me wanna go back!!