Life Lately According to my iPhone

This week held a lot of “firsts.” For starters I have to tell on myself.

The light for our gas tank in our car broke, so I never know if I have gas. And today my car stopped in the middle of the road. I was sitting there trying to figure out what happened when it finally dawned on me- “I’m out of gas!”

The predicament was I driving our family car and had all three car seats in the back. Mark was at home with the babies and was so willing to come and get me, but he couldn’t without their seats. I was close to home so I considered walking. But as soon as I got out of my car to start the trek a little old man pulled next to my car and asked me what the trouble was. I told him I was out of gas and he instructed me to sit tight while he ran home and got his gas can.

Before I knew it he was back putting gas in my car. But it would not start. By that time another man and woman stopped to help. The new guy suggested that I back it down the hill in neutral so the gas could get in the right spot. My eyes completely bugged when he told me the steering would be kind of hard.

I glanced at the light and row of cars. And I didn’t want to back it down. I threw him the keys and off he rolled down the hill in my car. That is when I felt like I had entered the twilight zone!

I met him at the bottom of the hill and he tried to start the car, and it finally worked. I am so glad because I would have had to walk several miles or catch a ride with someone else. I was so blessed by the kindness of strangers.

Another first, Eleanor wore her first smocked dress. I’ve recently discovered the world of smocked clothing and think that it is all adorable. Also it has always been a little dream of mine to get her little matching red sandals and that finally became a reality!

Owen also brought me his first batch of wild flowers. And Elias got a pair of sun glasses in a kid’s meal. That was a first.

If I’m not mistaken, Eleanor is teething and pretty soon we might see a first tooth.

This week we also had our first yard sale. Our neighborhood does an annual sale, so I deep cleaned our closets and attic and sold several things. To be honest I had to leave almost every time a customer would come, and let Mark sell our stuff to them.

I just wanted to talk to them and by the end of our conversations I usually felt like we were best friends. So naturally I would just want to give them all of our stuff.

 A few months ago, Elias told me that he really wanted a Buzz Lightyear. I told him that if he saved up some money that we would get him one. Since then he has worked really hard helping around the house with simple chores. I wanted to help him earn some money so we decided to bake cookies to sell at our garage sale. Elias and Owen were great salesmen. He made enough money to get his toy.

Since Elias had patiently waited for months we went that day and let him pick out his new toy. He even paid the man all by himself. He was so excited that he could hardly contain himself. It was such a fun day!