This morning we went to visit some friends that we haven't seen in a while. Preston loves Zack and Kelly was the first friend I made in my Mommy & Me Group when I joined.
Preston and Zack are less than a year apart in age and both so full of energy. We went ahead and let them work that energy out amongst themselves while Kelly and I chatted and got caught up. It was absolutely lovely.
When the boys were done playing inside, they got to race around and play in the backyard too.
Zack took Preston for a ride in his jeep. Zack even showed Preston the joy of spinning donuts. Preston loved it, shouting donuts over and over again.
And then Zack taught Preston how to drive. It was scary. Preston understands that pushing the pedal makes the jeep go but beyond that he didn't have a clue. There was no steering technique and absolutely no knowledge of how to brake.
They even played chase. With the jeep. Which in case you were wondering I am all for. Preston's energy level needed some adjusting! And since it was his idea no way was I getting in the way if he wanted to chase after the battery powered jeep. Zack seemed to have some extra energy too and a couple of times even caught up to the jeep and had it pull him along.
And when it was time to go I had to promise Preston that we would play with Zack again and soon. He then spent the rest of the day talking about Zack. And asking if we could go back.
Today got even better when this afternoon I bought twenty boxes of fruit snacks for one dollar. Oh yes you read that right. TWENTY BOXES for just ONE DOLLAR! I'm not even talking the crappy fruit snacks. I'm talking the good stuff. Fruit rolls, gushers, Dora, SpongeBob, you know high quality fruit snacks. I've gotten into couponing and watching the sales and reading blogs about couponing and this week it paid off in fruit snacks. I figured we were going to buy and eat them anyways over the course of the year so I might as well get them for five cents a box! Money saved on groceries is money that I get to spend on something else after all!
Now if only the cold that I seem to have developed in my nose last night would move along. Doesn't it realize it's not welcome here?