Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Little Freedom

A really great thing happened last week! Since my parents got a new vehicle they graciously offered to allow us to borrow the PT Crusier that my Dad used to drive. This means I can go to Walmart, the libary, the playground or even Target whenever I want!!!

My dear Mother has been driving Matthew and I around these last few months to Dr. appointments and wherever else we absolutely had to go while Erik was at work (thanks Mom, I don't know what we would do without you). It has been nearly 5 months that we have been without a second car. That sounds like a long time, but I can happily report that it doesn't feel like it has been that long. I have not minded being at home and only felt "stuck" once or twice. I generally like being at home and I can even say there were many times it felt like a relief to have an excuse to not be out and about.

With that being said, we are all very excited to have another vehicle. Erik is excited about not driving the "Mom-mobile", Matthew is super excited about getting to go to the library and playground, surely Alexis must be excited too because she loves to ride in the car and seems to also approve of the shopping cart and I am actually excited about getting back to grocery shopping on a weekday!

A big thanks to my parents for their generosity!

Also, a funny thing happened when my parent's brought the car last weekend. My Dad went out to the car to get something and as he was closing the car door the alarm started going off. Dad got back in the car and tried to turn it off. All was quiet for a moment and just as he was walking back to the house, the alarm sounded again. He got back into the car and was pushing buttons, even starting the vehicle to turn it off. As the alarm continues blaring my Dad is just baffled, quickly trying to find the solution and Erik is at the door throwing out suggestions. Matthew is looking out the window saying "Papine, what are you doing?" and giggling. I notice he is holding something. I get closer for a better look and discover he is holding the car remote and pressing the red button clearly labeled "PANIC".


Kristen said...

Oh my gosh that is SOOO funny!! What a turkey! That would have been great on video!
That was so sweet of your parents! We are lucky to have such generous, thougtful parents! Glad you can get out of the house if you need to now. BT and I are down to one car right now too. It is a bit tricky coordinating!

Jenney said...

Oh, one car is so hard, glad you have two for the time being. I would miss library time so so much if I didn't have our van.
Matthew is hilarious. I can't wait to hear what he does next...and I always hope that James isn't quite as...creative :o)
Thanks for posting, it is fun to have new reading material here while we wait.

mary smith said...

That Matthew...what a jokester! I love it. Take care Sweetie. I'm working on getting down there to see all of you.

Jenny said...

Too funny! Matthew always makes me laugh. I am glad for your added freedom these days! We miss you guys!