Emerson checking out the new car!!!
After we decided on the black, Danny had to go in and work the numbers and "wheel and deal" for that specific car. By this point, it was past nap time, but Emerson was hanging on (by a very short string). We walked around the lot, played with her new LeapFrog toy, made silly faces, and went to the waiting room play area to keep ourselves (ahem, her) occupied. But, as good as she was, Mommy was quite sure she needed a nap since there hadn't been one at school the past week. So, Emerson and I eventually got in Danny's car and headed home, knowing the ride home would put her in a deep sleep. We left Danny there to make deals, with hopes he would come home with the new car.
As I predicted, Emerson fell fast asleep on the ride home and I successfully transferred her from the car to her bed (although she is usually pretty good about that). Emerson took a great 2 hour nap and when she woke up, Danny still wasn't home but had just called and said he was on his way home with the NEW CAR!! The salesman was right; no money down, and our payment will be $3 less per month for the exact same car that's three years newer!! That's what I call a NO BRAINER!!! The bad thing was we actually had to go back to the dealership since the car was going to be in my name. UGH!! I got Emerson ready and we jumped right back in the car, grabbed a quick (turned out to be a long) dinner, and then headed to the dealership so I could sign the papers. I also secretly had to check behind Danny and make sure he got everything out of my old car, not that I don't trust him, I am just that OCD. When we pulled up, my old car was sitting right there....Emerson insisted that she get out of the car and say goodbye to the old car. So, she got out and ran through the car saying, "Bye-Bye old car", while I checked to make sure all of my personal belongings were out. I ran inside to sign the papers and that was that. As we pulled out of the parking lot, Emerson said "Mommy, I am really going to miss my old car!" But as you will see from the picture below, it took all of about 5 minutes for her to get acquainted with the new car!! Welcome to the family CADIE (pronounced Katie)!!!