Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's aliiiiiiiive!!!

So, when Kalen was almost two, grandpa Tom bought him this battery operated, electric John Deere truck. I always wanted a cool electric car growing up, but did he ever get one for his daughter? Nope. Alas, I had a baby, almost two years old, and another one one the way and here before me was this electric truck that my baby couldn't even drive yet!

That was over three years ago. Since then, the boys have had so much fun with this car. When we lived in Florida, neighbors throughout the neighborhood knew us from our daily "drives" through the neighborhood, and they would wave and smile as the boys drove past. Right before we moved, the truck died. We tried a couple of things, but we thought it was D-E-A-D. It had been so much fun, we couldn't quite give up hope, and we loaded it (although dead) into our moving truck as we headed to Colorado. When we got to Colorado, it set under the gazebo in our backyard, still dead, and Trace (who doesn't even remember it ever alive) would "pretend" to drive in it all the time. It never moved...until one day last week. The boys were "pretending" to drive in it, and it lunged forward for a half a second--almost hitting Brian who was under the gazebo, grilling dinner. It shocked everyone, but got Brian thinking, and a few days later--here we are!! Check out the fun pictures. Brian messed with some wires and it started working again! It's Aliiiiiiiiiive!!!! The boys LOVE IT!

On another note, I haven't posted in a while, and we have had so much fun this summer. Just today we went to a Kids Festival the city of Aurora puts on annually for kids (where everything is free), and it seems that we are always doing something. I LOVE how many fun, and inexpensive things there are to do out here in Colorado! It's so family oriented.
For the fourth of July we went with grandparents and cousins (Jared, Dallin, Shane, and Liam) to Steamboat Springs and camped out the entire weekend. We also saw the most amazing fireworks show and a great July 4th parade! The kids really enjoyed it.
For Memorial Day we visited some best buds--Megan, Oliver, Evan, and Ryan, in Provo, UT. I don't have any good pictures really (I was planning on taking a lot more than I actually took), but it made us realize how much we miss them and how much we wish they were closer. At one point, we played in the "Tingey Hall" yard on the grass hill and the boys just had a blast rolling down that big hill. Kalen thought it was pretty cool because that house was where we lived when he was born. Here are some pictures Brian took in the grass in front of Tingey Hall. Good memories.

I love these pics because I don't have too many of me and the boys--
normally I'm the one taking the pictures!


The MacGregors said...

I love fun-filled summers! Cute pics, too! :)

Megan said...

That's so cute! All 3 boys in such a cool truck! And its even more exciting that Brian fixed it. That's kind of exhilarating isn't it? and it sounds like your summer is an exciting one! I love you!