It's been one of those weeks. One of those weeks where you wake up and scream "TGIF!" and then stop and go "Wait, what? Friday. How'd that happen?"

Changes are afoot and time is a precious commodity this week. Next week I actually have a week off. My week of summer. So, hey Mother Nature, if you are reading this, PLEASE give us a little coastal sun?

But since I know you are dying to hear about our day at the fair, I'm going to point you over to the GM The Future is Electric blog to read all about the fried food and fast cars.

With that, I will leave you with the cutest thing since mini-pigs in red boots; 2 year old girls in ballet class!!!

Giveaway! Tickets to the San Diego Fair from Chevy Ride & Drive

Confession. When they came to pick-up the Traverse this week I *may* have cried a little bit. I know the kids did, and continue to, every time we get in one of our non-dvd enabled cars...thankfully, we may have a chance to reconnect this weekend at the San Diego Fair at the Chevy Ride and Drive Event.

I KNOW. I see you sitting there, green with jealousy over all my Chevy-loving of late. But don't worry - this time I get to share my Chevy love, with a lucky San Diego Family!

Thanks to Chevy, I have a awesome giveaway: a San Diego “Fair Care Package,” for THIS WEEKEND (June 18-20, 2010).

Chevy's Fair Care Package comes complete with free admission tickets, ride tickets, and other swag to help you enjoy a day at the fair. Additionally, you'll have the chance to test drive Chevy's line-up of cars and they will even schedule a time for that ride & drive so you don’t have to wait in line.

To enter, in the Comments section, tell me about the ONE food item you are dying to try at the 2010 SD Fair. The winner will be chosen at random tomorrow at 4:00 PM. 

Re-Tweet this promotion for extra chances to win!

"@HipmamaB and #Chevy Ride & Drive have FREE tix to the SD Fair THIS WEEKEND! Enter by 4 PM 6/17 to win!"

Think about it, free tickets to San Diego Fair, Chevy cars and a Deep Fried Stick of Butter... who can think of a better way to spend a day this weekend?


*Contest is closed*

CONGRATS to SUE for winning! Enjoy the fair, the food and your Chevy Ride and Drive!

Thanks to everyone for entering!

Mommy Likes: The Chevy Traverse

If you follow me on Twitter you probably know that this week the nice PR people from Chevy have lent me a 2010 Traverse  to drive around town for a week. 

Now, I drive a little Audi A4. I love my Audi - I love the speed and the little sports car feel of it. And while it may have not made a lot of sense when I bought it after having a kid, at the time I was commuting daily and it was a good choice. And even though it's small, it's still our car of choice when going out with the family (Jason has a Nissan XTerra). But for the past year or so I've been wanting something bigger. The kids are getting bigger and we are going to need something able to haul around friends for carpools and soccer practice. And while I will admit to the occasional mini-van envy (ooohh, sliding doors...) I just can't bring myself to drive one.

Lucas, "just chillin' in the back, Mom"After a few days in the Traverse, I will say that I'm in love in a realistic way. It handles well and the room is amazing. We got the model with the captain seats in the 2nd row (see my rant about 3rd row seating here) and the space in this thing is amazing. Parked next to the Xterra it seems to be the same length, but HOT DAMN, the inside seems cavernous in comparison. 

After a trip to the library yesterday, Lucas climbed in the back to just hang out and read. DO YOU SEE THAT SPACE? This is with the 3rd row seats down flat. If the seats are up, there is still cargo area, but I went to the store yesterday, so I put the seats down for max. cargo area. 

The other feature that is super cool, is the reverse cam. This one is actually IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR. 

Lucas immediately dubbed it the "Spy Mirror" and it's really cool - a "picture in picture" pops up when you are in reverse. The Traverse also has rear sensors, so if you get too close to something while reversing it beeps a warning at you. While cool, it's also really scary when you are slowly and carefully backing up in the parking lot at Target and some jerk comes speeding by and all of a sudden it's screaming its beeps at you at a rapid pace. But hey, thats why it's there, to let you know before you reverse into things like trashcans, jerks speeding by and children running in the street. I would much rather be beeped at than in an accident. 

So far the poor car has only been driven to the park, Target, Trader Joe's, Islands and the library... but hopefully this weekend we can put it to the test on a mini road-trip to LA. I think a 2 hour car ride is where we are really going to love the built in DVD system...