Saturday, September 27, 2008

Animals Attack

This weekend was all about animals for us. We went to Outback Stakehouse on Friday, and I ate a chicken while Celeste ate a cow. That place is d-e-licious.

Then Saturday morning we visited a pet fair. They brought in animals for a petting zoo, and some big tigers, and some owls and hawks. It was really fun to see all the different animals. Brooklyn really loved seeing them all too.

We stopped by the bookstore and saw a bear!

Later Saturday afternoon, while Mom was doing a Women's Conference presentation, Dad and Brooklyn went to the Borders Kids' Party. We met more animals there, and Brooklyn couldn't put them down.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hum Drum Dolldrum

Not alot has been happening recently. I mean, we are back in the ho-hum state. But we have managed to get out a bit and do something fun.
Celeste went berry picking again! Brooklyn fared well with the strawberries last time, so how did she do with the raspberries? Marvelous. She got so excited she took off her pants and ran around shouting, "I love berries!". Well, maybe not that last part, but she did jump away from Mom when she was changing her diaper. What a cute little bum!
We also went to Curtis Orchard, which is a "pick-your-own-high-priced-apples" place. They have some other pricey activities for kids, but we just stuck with the simple free stuff. Brooklyn loves driving them tractors!

It was a relaxing weekend. It doesn't compare to our Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Boston summer. Don't worry. We're coping.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Got Me A Car

So we finally were able to make a decision on a car. We got a Saturn LW2. It's a wagon with 73800 miles. The dealer told us after the sale that we "beat the dealer". He bought the car for only $600 or so less than our final price after taxes and fees. We took the car to a garage to get it checked out, and it has some problems. The air conditioning was the biggest problem, and it'll cost quite a bit to fix, but we'll tackle that next summer. Besides that, we need some new tires, and we've got a pretty fair deal. We're excited to take great care of it. And pray it lasts at least as long as the Camry, and hopefully more.