Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thrifty Outing

Today I took William on an outing all by myself!!! This is the first time ever that I have been able to do this, and I'm so excited. Granted, I was gone less than half an hour, I drove less than a mile total, and I'm now exhausted. But I did it. It made me feel almost like a grown up. :)

We went to The Attic, the thrift store here on campus. The thing I love about this thrift store is that everything is free! Yep, free. It fits our budget perfectly! Today we hunted for some treasures, and we found a bicycle that is just the right size for William. Not only that, but we found some training wheels to go along with it!

I'm absolutely exhausted now from this outing and from blogging. I need to go rest for a few hours. Well, actually, that's a very optimistic estimate. I need to go crash out for the rest of the afternoon, evening, and night! I hope to be recovered by tomorrow.

Enjoy the pictures from my adventerous day!

Will puts the training wheels on William's bicycle.


William shows me how excited he is about his new bike.


I went outside with Will and William to watch the first ride on the new bike. This is me and my dysautonomia accessories: water bottle, semi-reclining chair, foot stool, compression socks, and Ensure (I don't recommend that pink kind). I'm sitting back to watch William ride his new bicycle.


Will gave William a little push to get started.


Off he goes!


Can you tell that he is happy?

7 comments:

Krista said...

Wow! Congrats on the find! That bike is definitely much cooler than a tricycle. :)

emily said...

Hey there Rachel! I see you have the footless hose so you can show off your painted toenails! :) And sandles? I know your like your feet cool, but it's FEBRUARY! :) I love how you said you almost felt like a grown up. That is a topic we must discuss...because it really hit home.
Anyways, I know you are going to have to crash out big time from this. Today is my big crash out time from my shot, but I just thought I'd check for new blogs. And there was one!
This is a very joyful post...and William looks pretty pleased with his new wheels! :)
Love,
Em

Zona Wilson said...

How exciting! That's a good day, huh?

Susie said...

Good for you getting out there!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I hope to see you back there soon:-)

Kaitlin said...

Looks like you two made a great find! I'm so glad you could take William out!

miss mary said...

hello, poppin in to look around and say hi. It's nice to be back seeing what you have added..
You said you felt like an adult, Glad one of us do. ; 0 ) HEHE.
Have a blessed week-end. Hugs

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

He is so cute!! I love when kids get bikes for the first time...it's like freedom to go fast! Very cute photos!
-Kim

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