On Thursday I got a package from Amazon delivered to my house. I was actually backing out of my driveway when I spotted it, so I jumped out, grabbed it and proceeded to rip it open. Even though I was thinking to myself, "What did I order from Amazon? I don't remember ordering anything from Amazon."
Inside I found this.
Puzzled, I thought that maybe it had been delivered to my address by accident. So I fished around in the box for the slip of paper from Amazon and pulled out this.
As soon as I saw it was from my friend Carrie, I knew it was one of her famous gag gifts. She cracks me straight up. She's the only friend I know who goes to this much trouble, and spends that much money to send someone a gag gift!
And apparently she thinks I need clearer skin.
This weekend I taught my almost 11 year old son how to mow the lawn. (I say "almost 11" just in case you think 10 is too young to teach a kid how to mow a lawn, by the way.)
This was quite humorous considering I have no idea how to mow a lawn.
Let's just say I've been slightly spoiled my whole life. Well, in a "I-got-out-of-mowing-the-lawn-my-whole-life" type of way.
I did finally have to learn how to mow when I was 21 years old though. I was house sitting for a couple from England who were friends of mine when I was going to Bible College in Florida. They had gone back to England for the summer months while school was out and I inevitably had to mow the lawn when it got embarrassingly high.
So I called my friend Paula (Hi Paula!) over to teach me how to mow. She showed me the ropes and then together we knocked the yard out. What can I say? She's a great friend.
But that pesky grass keeps growing for some ungodly reason. So after I let it get embarrassingly high *again* I decided it was time to break out the mower another time.
I pushed and sweated and heaved and huffed while I was working on the front yard. Then the neighbor came over. Apparently he had been watching my display of awesomeness and was impressed. Either that or he was laughing his head off at how ridiculous I looked.
"You know, you shouldn't have to work that hard. I think their mower is self-propelled." He said.
Huh? What does self-propelled mean? I thought to myself.
Then he showed me, with little effort mind you, how the mower moves by itself once you get it started.
I felt like a nincompoop.
So yeah, that girl that mowed three times that summer (because I let the grass get embarrassingly high before I would do it, remember?) tried to teach my oldest son how to mow our lawn this weekend. It was loads of funny.
Guess you had to be there.
Do your kids love LEGOs as much as my kids do?
Seriously, the one toy my kids NEVER tire of playing with is LEGOs. It's amazing.
This weekend two of them built the ultimate "LEGO Land" in our family room. I am always amazed at my kids' creativity when it comes to building with LEGO bricks.
I know you can't see all the little details they had by this photo, but take my word for it, it was seriously impressive.
Because of my kids love for all things LEGOs, we are BESIDE OURSELVES EXCITED to go to LEGOLAND Florida this summer!
Speaking of that, this morning I saw on LEGOLAND Florida's facebook page that they have a contest going on right now for Twitter and Facebook fans. Simply build a LEGO model of a roller coaster ride vehicle (just the car, not a whole coaster) capable of holding a LEGO Minifigure and either tweet it to them or upload it to their facebook page for a chance to win a gift package, or if you are the grand prize winner, two water park combo tickets to LEGOLAND Florida!
You can learn more about the LEGOLAND contest on their blog or here on their Facebook page (which has instructions on how to upload your picture to their Facebook page to be eligible to win).
If your kids love LEGOs as much as mine do, get them to enter! I know mine will be after school today!
Disclosure: LEGOLAND Florida is one of our June road trip sponsors, but they did not ask me to post about this contest, it was something I wanted to share on my own.
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