Sunday, April 20, 2008

Boys and Their Toys

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend. I can't believe it is already over! They go by too quickly. Luckily my weeks go by pretty quickly as well. So, before I know it...it'll be NEXT weekend. :-)

I did get a fair amount of stamping done this weekend. You can expect lots of new stuff this week. But...I haven't taken pictures of the items yet. So, in the meantime...figured I'd share some pictures of our weekend activities.

Activity #1 - Go Carts!

We bought two of these little go carts (vintage 70's) a while back off craigslist. The guy said they were running when he parked them but they'd been parked a long time. We paid the man and loaded them both up in my PT Cruiser (yep, 2 go carts, 2 kids, and 2 adults inside an enclosed PT Cruiser...don't ask me how! LOL.) I think he thought we were crazy. Personally, I was having flashbacks of my Dad refusing to pay for delivery on our swamp cooler and instead tying it to the top of his Plymouth Horizon and driving home 60 miles with it up there! That cooler was as big as his car!

Anyhow, my hubby has been working on the go carts and got one of them running. First time on them...my youngest pressed the gas too hard and ran the go cart into #1-a pole and #2-the brick that goes around our home. Both boys decided they were too scary and wouldn't try them again. Well, last night I talked the youngest into trying again ('cause I hadn't seen him the first time and I needed a few pictures). So here he is in all his glory.


Here is Dad getting it started for him...look at that unsure look on his little face. ;-)


Here he is again...ready to go!


He's going pretty fast here! Look at his hair on end!


And here is the biggest kid of all...my hubby! Although I'm really surprised at how quick these little go carts go!

Activity #2 - WWII Planes Tour

This activity was held at a small airport about 6 miles from our house. A little expensive ($10 for adults and $5 for kids) but they really enjoyed it. I didn't go on the plane...so any poor photography can be blamed on my hubby! LOL. You could even get flights on these planes but they were expensive (hundreds of dollars). I saw this one family come up and plop down $2,000 for them all to go up in the plane! Wow, I wish I had that kind of money!

Anyhow, here are some pics of the boys (and the planes).









There were a total of 3 restored planes there. I want to say they were a B17, a B24, and a B25...but I won't swear to that.

Anyways, watch next week for new artwork!

Jane

3 comments:

Concetta said...

How fun! You guys have been doing some great weekend things! I helped Sherry make 40 boxes for her sister's bridal shower and I went to Kym's stamping class.

laurlynn said...

My oldest would just love this kind of exhibit. He's really into the planes, ships, history, etc. of the war times.

~KRISTY~ said...

LOOKS LIKE ALL THE "BOYS" IN YOUR FAMILY HAD AN AWESOME TIME PLAYING WITH THE NEW "MEAN MACHINE"..THEY WILL GET HOURS OF FUN I BET!