Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rite of Passage

I don't know about where you come from but around these parts when teenagers come "of age" they usually get a car.

Back in my day (better known as the "dark ages") this was unheard of!! Rare was the teenager with a car in high school.  Some of the boys had old trucks that were restored or else you drove your parent's family car if you were lucky!

I remember my freshman year in college and one (yes, ONE) girl on my dorm floor had a '66 Mustang!!
Well, how popular do you think she was?  We would put $2.00 worth of gas in that Mustang and ride Sally ride all around town.....for hours!!


Well, when our daughter Kelly went off to college, we bought her a car!  She was so proud and only wrecked it three or four times!  But we got through that time with no injuries, just many repair bills and a change of insurance!





So when our son got to the age of getting a car we allowed him to get a car his senior year after we found out that all his college was pretty much paid for by his scholarships.
I remember Kelly being a little bit upset that Chris was YOUNGER than her when he got his first car.









Now we have a new kid in the family!  Today kids seem to be more mature and get to do a lot of things much sooner than kids in the past. 





So, Harper, Pappa and I wanted to go along with tradition and go ahead and get you that FIRST CAR!......................

















We can't wait till you get here and drive it!!!!!!!!!

23 comments:

Kaylan said...

OH, that is ADORABLE!!! I can't wait to see pics of her driving her fancy red cadillac ;) I know she will LOVE IT!

Lauren Kelly said...

Ha, looooove it!!

Now why do you need a mustang or camaro when you can have that car???????

Tina said...

That is so sweet! You are so thoughtful and had pictures of your children in the same spots with their cars. You'll have to take Harper next to her car too!

Chrissy♥ said...

that is so adorable! totally a cute idea.

Brooke said...

Looks like one of those smart cars! :-) Don't you think??

Love Being a Nonny said...

She will have many many days of enjoyment in The Cozy Coup!!! Our E.C. loves hers!!!

From One Nonny to Another

Laurie said...

Cute post! Harper will love her car! I so remember Kelly driving that white car.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

How funny! I think I had that same polka dot dress but mine was in red and Marc drove a black camero when we first met. Now we drive a silver SUV..ha! My son and daughter both recieved their first car on their 16th birthday. I didnt get my first car till I married...my how times have changed~

Allisyn said...

Harper is one lucky little girl to have such wonderful Grandparents... I love the little car and I am sure Harper will love it also... maybe she will be able to take Dawson for a ride or two in her new car.

anm_2006 said...

Aww.. Harper will love that!! :)
Be sure to take pictures of her first "driving" experience!

Linda said...

Harper is such a blessed little girl. You are wonderful grandparents.

It is funny to see kelly with darker hair! Her first car was cute, and so was her dress! But you can tell it was taken a while ago! (:>) She's such a doll.

And her brother is a hunk in his black car.

Thanks for sharing these pictures Judy.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Beverly Wooley said...

She will love it Judy! When the twins were her age they each got a Cozy Coupe. It was like a game of bumper cars in my living room on the days we couldn't get outside!

Sarah Sharp said...

My mom gave my son his first car at Christmas. He love his cozy coupe, too!

I have got to add you to my blog list. I forget to check yours regularly but I always love reading it. I don't know any of you personally, but all of you seem so sweet! I got some sweet comments from your hubby and Kelly when I posted about having a surprise pregnancy last spring.

Courtney said...

I am sure you and Harper will get many hours of enjoyment with that car. Love the picture of Kelly when she was younger, that dress is a hoot!

Sara said...

How exciting - her first car at one!

As my parents say, what is the point of being a grandparent if you can't spoil them!

Amanda said...

She is going to LOVE her car! Can't wait to see pics of her driving this weekend!

Kelly said...

I hope Harper drives better than her mom!
She is going to love that car!

P.S. I wish I still had that dress.
And the car. I loved that beretta GT!

Gram said...

How funny! Will be looking for pictures!

I come from the dark ages also, I didn't have my own car until I had been married almost 2 years!

Kelley said...

She will love this! My parents got Mary-Kate her first car too! She is 4 and still drives it for fun!

In His Army said...

That's precious! What a cute post.

Sara Campbell said...

I love this post! I found one of those cars second-hand for my son. He LOVES it. In and out, drive, in and out, drive. I just keep wondering, though, how do boys know how to make all those car sounds when no one taught him?

run26.2mom said...

Great post!! Too funny! You have to check out my blog entry Drive your Chevy to the Levy....you will relate :) Your daughter and I had the same car.LOL.
Happy Wednesday!
Susan

Janet said...

Oh I love it! That is the sweetest little car, for a lovely little gir.