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.
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.