Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A New Car!

This is our "new" 1992 Mercedes Benz 300E. Dave got it while he was down in CA for work. He ended up spending his working money...heee heeee, but we were in the market for a cheap car that could be used as an additional family vehicle that got better mileage than our Landcruiser. This fit the bill, and boy is it nice! They must have had it detailed every month. It looks new. I couldn't find a better car anywhere for the price. My sister drove it up for us last weekend, along with 2 of her kids. She flew back after the weekend, and the kids stayed the week. The boys had a great time with their cousins.

We went to the movies since it was so hot to go out. We floated the Boise River and had a cool time. We taught them how to ride a motorcycle, but we didn't get to go out riding because Zach had an accident just before the 4th. He burned his hand while we were all sleeping. Apparantly the boys thought they would rig up their own firework for the 4th of July. They stuffed a GI Joe full of cap gun caps and when he used a screwdriver to smash down the caps inside the head, it exploded. Since he was holding it, his hand got caught in the fire. I heard the bang, and went into his room to find it full of smoke and he was breathing out black smoke. We ended up at the emergency room at 12:30am until 3:15. Mostly 2nd degree burns. We still let them do their own fireworks for the first time this year but there was much more caution.