Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Ride

For those of you who don't know, I was in a minor car accident in February. My car was in the shop for a month with some frame damage, and they ended up totaling the vehicle. When looking for a replacement, I wanted a crossover with a third row. Unless I was ready to buy a new Acura or Volvo crossover, I was pretty limited. I had a Chrysler Pacifica in mind and had talked myself into liking them - it took me 2 months. Off to find a Pacifica we went. The one I had been eye-ing was at a dealership in North Phoenix, so we called to make sure the vehicle was still there, and off we went. Well, either they lied on the phone, or the Pacifica truly did drive off the lot about an hour before we got there.

The pushy salesman asked us to walk around the lot and just look to see what they had. They had a bunch of huge SUV's that I was not interested in, and this Lexus GX 470. We decided to test drive it and take a look at finance options "just for fun" and ended up taking it away for what we were paying on my Escape. Needless to say, it's a bit of an upgrade.

I love it! And Noah loves cleaning it, so it's totally a win-win (okay, more of two wins for me). Anyway, just thought I'd update everyone with my new toy!

You know who also loves mommy's new car and his forward-facing carseat in it? This boy...

13 months:
still not walking on his own
still not saying words (although he jabbers in Rajkese non-stop)
finally forced to sleep through the night (11-13 hours) without eating or coming to mommy & daddy's bed
still nursing 1x/day before bed
getting tubes on May 3rd - yay!

still the sweetest, funnest little thing ever, and very very spoiled and loved


Billie Jo said...

Fancy pants. Good thing you live in Arizona... Noah would have a full time job just keeping that car clean in Utah.

Mikael@starter home to dream home said...

wow! That is a HOT car!!! I would love to drive that when all my kids grow up, but for now I am hooked on my minivan and how easy it is to get them in and out. I am drooling though :)

Chelsea Johnson said...

Hmmmmmm......So here I am rambling about my car, and then you have to one up me with this amazing beast? Seriously, now I need a new one!

I hope you love it and glad that it worked out "financially!"

Billie Sue said...

Wowzer! What a fun treat! I hope you love it and it all works out for you. I'm so glad that Rajko still gets to nurse once a day and I'm proud of you for doing so. It actually becomes much more of a relationship than nourishment by this time and it is very enjoyable. Don't worry about him not walking or talking--it all comes and when it does, it is way too soon. Keep him your little baby as long as you can!

The Gunnerson Family said...

SWEEEEEEEEET new car. I am drooling over it right now. I hope that you LOVE it!.

That little Rajko is so darling. Don't you worry one little bit about the walking or talking. None of my boys walked on their own until about 13 months. And ELijah is almost 2 and says about 5 words! Noah didn't say "mama" until he was 18 months old, and now he is 4 1/2 and can read, so who cares. He is perfect. It happens so fast anyway, who cares if he wants to take his own sweet time. We love him and are so excited that you will be here in 6(?) weeks.

Holly & Matthew Blanchard said...

GREAT NEW RIDE MY DEAR !! WOOT WOOT! :) Lit't Rajko is so adorable. :) **BiTtEr SwEeT** how they grow up too fast. :) Hope all is well! Love ya!

McNeil Family said...

WOW! That car looks amazing! I guess I can only dream...