Aug 16, 2009

Drivin' Along in Her Automobile...

After seeing how much Stella enjoyed playing in the Sharbono girls' Mustang, Grandmere and Grandpa made it their mission to make sure that Stella could enjoy the exhilaration of underage driving without making the trip to Pineville. Luckily, they were able to find a hand-me-down Jeep, so Stella is only one and my rule about non-self propelled riding toys is already out the window. Oh well, at least the Jeep stays at their house so that Stella has limited access. At home we will still have her running laps around the house, tricycling, and practicing her paddling in the neighborhood pond. Here is her face when she first saw her Jeep... "I'm so happy! It's just what I always wanted!"
Adjusting her rearview mirror...
"Bye-Bye!"
"No, Daddy! They gave the Jeep to ME! Get your own!"
"I'm outta here! Freaking backseat drivers..." she mumbled.
I guess I'll have to teach her to drive. She did not care for her daddy's instructions.
"Finally, some independence. Outta my way!"
After she ran out of gas, Stella explored nature with Grandmere. If you look closely, you can see the tiny frog that at that point had about 5 seconds of his carefree, happy life left before Stella squished him...

Stella loves her Jeep. Her favorite part is the opening and closing doors. She is still too little to push the pedals by herself, but she'll be cutting donuts in Grandpa's yard before long.

2 comments :

The Sharbono Family said...

For the next birthday party, we can have a parade of battery-powered cars and kittens for everyone....oh, i can't wait! :)

The Brownsteins said...

How fun! What wonderful grandparents too!