Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Surprise ... And A Birthday

My cloudy, rainy day was brightened by the arrival of this awesome handmade card from Dana at Life Is Good! She had said she might send it because of a comment I left on one of her posts, as she does for many of her visitors, but I didn't think it would get here so soon. Thanks, Dana! If you haven't visited her, please do so ... you might become a lucky recipient of one of her cards someday, plus you'll just enjoy her!

Conner turned four years old this week, and he received enough combined money to go to Toys R Us to get a scooter. Of his own. That Garrett, the older brother, can't take away from him. (I know I'm prejudiced, but, this not the cutest birthday boy ever? I mean, really. Even if you took away the vest.)

They plan it this way. Put the coveted item at the back of the store. So that you have to stop at every aisle. And look at every toy. And you can't drag or yell at them because it's their birthday. And they have their own money to spend as they want. Within reason.

Finally! Mommy checks out the dozens of options and themes (Hot Wheels, Diego, Cars, Harley Davidson). Conner gets distracted. Mommy picks two and tries to get him to focus.

And the winner is ... HOT WHEELS! He actually wanted one exactly like Garrett's, but Melody talked him into a different color. He already had a helmet and pads, so with a little extra money he bought a Buzz Lightyear remote controlled car(spaceship), which I don't have a photo of. Oliver, my chihuahua, loves it (the unphotographed car/spaceship).

The piece de resistance, riding the hot dog bus! (Really. Enlarge this photo to get the full effect of the sheer joy.) It just doesn't get any better than an afternoon at Toys R Us!


lakeviewer said...

Ah, those moments of sheer joy with a four year old!

Lorna said...

Clicked on the photo were right! BTW, we have the same blog format. Did I copy you when I changed mine (September bringing on the restless desire for change)? If so, consider yourself complimented, :). Great post.

Bernie said...

I love an afternoon in Toys R Us, I have as much fun as the kids I think.
Happy Fourth Birthday Connor and wow you sure made a good choice for your gift....have lots of fun with your brother.
Have a great weekend Brenda...Hugs

glnroz said...

i always watch in amazement and wonder what all is going through their minds.

Thank you for dropping by my site. I especially enjoy your "complete" coments. Your posts on your site are great because you dont leave out anything,, lol.. g

Michele Renee said...

He is super cute and a very happy boy! Ahhh, Toys 'R Us. I used to take mine there in Oct with a sheet of paper so they could give ideas for their Santa list. Or sometimes we'd go there to pick out a b-day gift for a friend's party. That was a hard challenge for the boys.
Yeah to scooters!

Timoteo said...

RE: Your "Catnapping because he's old" comment...HEY--I'm about YOUR same age! :)

Ginger said...

I love the card you received from Dana. I was lucky to get one from her on my birthday, but I can't ever think of anything funny when I comment to win the weekly card.
She has a funny blog doesn't she?
Happy Birthday to Conner. Hope he gets a lot of fun out of that scooter.

Lila said...

Hey, I think the vest is the best part of the outfit.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

A four year old. So sweet. The world is a toy store - truly. I still love them.

Oz Girl said...

The sheer uninhibited joy only a four-year-old possesses. Ah, how I remember those days! He is adorable, and I'm sure he's having tons of fun with his very own personal scooter.

And that card is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. All handmade and pieced I am sure. I will have to jaunt over to her blog and check out her creations.