08 June 2008

Pony Express

One of the items that I ordered last Fall as part of the Amazon $250 toy deal was Baby Gymtastics 3-in-1 Rockin' Gym. It was $50, so I was really excited when it shipped and really disappointed when I realized it had been sent UPS to our PO Box and was returned. Then the price dropped to $15 so we decided to get it for Amelia for Christmas anyways. So, excited again.

Then she pretty much never used it. She hated being on the floor and the stupid thing only had two toys to grab at. Disappointed again.

A couple of weeks ago I did the transformer thing and made it into a rocking horse. Amelia is now obsessed with the thing! This picture really fails to capture how excited she was, but it's the only one where we got her face because she kept looking down at the flashing lights on the keyboard. Elizabeth likes to hop on behind and make it rock.

James left for Scout Camp yesterday and already managed to get a hand-delivered note to us. I was really surprise to hear a knock at the door this afternoon and even more surprised to see our Branch President. He handed me a folded up piece of paper and said it was from James. It was a paystub printout from a couple of months ago. I was puzzled...then I saw some sort of schedule scribbled on it...even more puzzled. Then I saw a note:

Learning a lot out here Thank you

And in another spot

Peter Pan loves Goldilocks, Monkadoo, & Little Bear

Ah, sweet! But not really worth having the Branch President stop by on his way back from going out there for training this afternoon (the General YM President was there). We're right off the freeway, but still!

Then I looked at the "schedule" more closely. I was worried that he'd accidentally sent his notes on the schedule for camp. LOL Nope! It was the hours he worked last week. The servers had been down and he hadn't gotten his timecard submitted online this week. The purpose of the note was for me to do it for him before the work week ended tonight so that he didn't get chewed out. Ah, well, still a sweet note and worth the trouble, after all. Sure am glad I realized what it was before it was too late.

4 comments:

Ash said...

That is too funny. I'm glad you got the "hidden message"!

lindsey said...

i found that toy at di and really wanted to get it for lily but before i could seth reminded me that we really dont have room for it and we are "moving" in a few weeks and really don't want to deal with it... so i didnt get it.. sigh. but the message thing sounds like something seth would do.. too cute.

Audra said...

Hahaha! You thought it was just to be sweet... turns out he had a job for you :)!

James said...

A Scout is Thrifty