Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sweet Ride

Ava got her first bike. Starting about a week and a half before her birthday she would get a card in the mail everyday from my parents with a dollar in it. She saved all her dollars in her purse and would count them numerous times a day. She got a few extra dollars on her birthday and eventually wound up with $15. She spent a while just enjoying her money until last Saturday when she made her first purchase. Matt found some people selling a used bike that he thought would work for her. We went to their house, checked it out, and Ava said she liked it. When we told her to give the lady her money she just straight handed over the whole purse. The lady gave it back and Ava gave her the wad of $1 bills. And they threw in a dolly stroller free so now we have three in our house. Perfect.

Ava rides pretty well. A little bit like a drunk, but not too bad. She's getting the hang of it quickly. She's got skills.


In other news, I would like to thank the NHP for having compassionate, understanding officers on staff. Yes, I was on a cell phone. And yes, that is why I didn't realize that I had entered a construction zone. But in my defense, my sob story was 100% true. I forgot my directions , I don't live in Lincoln so I had no idea where I was going, and I was trying to memorize the directions my sister was reading to me over the phone. I don't think it hurt that I had two really cute kids asleep in the backseat or that I'm really hot. Kidding, I'm kidding. Kind of. Needless to say I escaped a double fine ticket. Besides, the Highway Patrol and I have always been tight.

13 comments:

Stuart & Kimber said...

Congrats on getting out of a ticket. Not always the easiest things to do!

SWEET ride AVA!! You won't be sharing that one with your brother!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa,

I want the true story, did you cry or drop cleavland? Only one of those two things get people out of tickets. I do both regularly to get out of tickets...

Elsa's Mom said...

Lisa,

Is this a good time for me to tell the people who follow your blog that you have been pulled over before JUST BECAUSE you are so hot?

carissa said...

OH Girl, how much did you pay him? Way to talk your way out of that one! Wow, Ava and her first big girl bike- can't wait to come join ya soon in Omaha! Miss Ya!

Amanda, David and Isabel said...

Yay for using your sexiness (um, I mean mad people skills) to get outta that one! Ava is so dang adorable. But I think she is in for serious trouble when she gets into the teenage mall shopping sprees:)

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that this is just one more of the many that you have been able to get out of...:)

Ava is learning to ride much ealier than her dad. She won't have to worry about sharing the bike. It is too girly. Wakely wouldn't ride Brooklyn's because it was pink!!! So he played on the
small big wheels!!! LaKay

Anonymous said...

I would like to see how you would get out of a ticket if I were to give you one.

Anonymous said...

I got out of a ticket by flexing my biceps and ripping my shirt once.
matt

Kyle and Janel said...

Your one hot mama, that highway patrol officer had no idea what he was getting himself into that day. Well congrats on the new bike for Ava, I hope she doesn't take a hard fall!

becky said...

LOL! That's all I'm gonna say on that...
You go Ava! Way to score a deal! Bargain shopper in training...

Jenn & Tyler said...

Lisa, you are a lucky girl, what darling kids. I love the update, quite a bit in there to read! I loved all your short stories, especialy the one in Lincoln, good for you. Of course you're hot! The hottest women in the world live in village green right?

Our Family said...

Awesome bike Ava and thanks again for sharing your little princess bike with Kaydee. That is her new favorite DAILY activity. (By the way it KILLS mine and Adam's back... )

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