Sunday, May 30, 2010
This is a kid who doesn't even own a cell phone. We don't own a TV, have never owned an iPod or MP3 player. But, yes, Renn won an iPad. We were driving to Michigan when my cell phone rang and it was a woman at the bookstore informing us that of all the people who'd sold back textbooks and entered the drawing, he was the lucky winner. He'd been eying one for awhile, but never imagined he'd actually own one. Crazy -- that's what we kept saying for the rest of the day and still do. Renn took a photograph of his ID at Kelly Inn and emailed it to his sister while we were still in Bismark. He wanted to get it as soon as possible. Then, Allysen picked it up at the bookstore and mailed it to us at our new home. She made a special trip to pick it up on a rainy day because she could tell how excited Renn was. Here's Renn opening the package. We're still figuring out exactly what to do with this huge toy, but that doesn't mean Renn doesn't simply love owning it -- and we recently downloaded a ton of free books.