Friday, August 5, 2016

Cara's New Car

Cara is counting the days until she turns "16".  I took her to get her to the courthouse to get her driver's license.  All she had to do was fill out the paperwork and take the eye exam.  She did not have to drive because she had taken driver's education.
 We had been looking around for a car for her, but there weren't very many out there in our price range, with 4 doors, that was midsize, no sunroof, low miles, etc.  Cara wasn't even picky.  She just wanted something to drive her to and from school.
 Keith called Kersten Auto and talked to "Big Al" and asked if there was a school car around for Cara.  The next day Al called Keith with a local trade that had just come in.  It was a 2010 Chevy Malibu with 67,000 miles on it. 
A few days later, Cara, Keith and I went to Bloomfield to check out this car.  Cara had no clue what was going on.  She walked around the lot and looked.  Al told her she could test drive anything she wanted to on the lot or he could look around for another car for her.  We took this Malibu for a test drive around town.  Then we went into Al's office to talk and he asked Cara what she thought about the car.  Cara told him that it was okay.  Then Al asked Keith what we wanted to do and Keith replied, "Let's do this".  Al started filling out paperwork and Cara still had no clue that she was going home with a car.

I don't think she fully realized that she had a car until Al put the intransit signs in the window. 

Now Cara just has to wait until the 18th to drive her car by herself!

Take care,

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Erica's New Smile

Today was the day!  The day Erica's braces came off to reveal her new smile!
Erica has been waiting for months for this moment.  The orthodontist has been telling her "one more month" since about February.  Since her appointment last month when he told her it was time, she has been counting the days.  Erica had braces for about 3 weeks shy of two years.

She thinks it is funny that she got her braces off this week and three friends/neighbors/classmates got their braces on this week.

The funniest moment may have been when we were loading the car and Cooper, one of the boys Erica babysits for said, "Are you excited?".  I just bust out laughing because Erica was sooooo excited!

Take care,