"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Monday, October 11, 2010

Levi . . . and fancy cars!

We recently enjoyed a special outing with our 9 1/2 year old, Levi (celebrating his half-birthday, finally!).

His latest passion is fast, fancy (expensive!) cars. When we go to the library, he comes home with a huge stack of books about every type of car he can find a book on. When we give him 'independent learning time' (when he can learn about anything he wants), guess what he chooses? . . . yep! He's memorized more details about cars than I could ever hold in my little brain!

So, armed with a few of his car books, we set out to see if we could get up close and personal with some of his favorites . . . drink in that 'new car smell', touch the smooth leather seats and see our reflection in the freshly polished chrome.

His most beloved car (apart from the Bugatti Vayron) is the Lamborghini. Unfortunately there wasn't anyone at the dealership (I guess the market for $250K cars isn't what it used to be!). We were, however, able to see some VERY fun cars in the Porsche showroom and at the Ferrari/Bentley dealership.

We finished out our time with lunch and some leisurely fun at Chuck-E-Cheese . . . playing virtual racing games, sinking submarines, shooting hoops and pitching baseballs (that boy throws fast ~ but mom can still beat him shooting hoops!). Great fun, great kid!