so my mother-in-law and i were talking one day, and she was telling me how much she hated the old ugly carpet in the hallway, and how she wished she couple replace it with the flooring that matches the rest of the house. how’s she gonna do it though? she needs a big saw, tools, supplies, the know how…things she is without. i told her we could help her with it someday (my hubby’s a pro at putting flooring in), and the subject was dropped. so she goes out of town for a week to visit robyn, and we had this great idea…we’d do it ourselves and surprise her with it when she came home! so we went to work (mostly freddy, but i helped where i could). van helped rip up the old carpet, and we borrowed a saw from my brother-in-law (thanks tom) to do the cuts.
of course we had to take before and after pictures…
i’m all about the presentation of things, so of course it had to be a big production with the red bow and all:) needless to say she was completely surprised and excited when she got home.
look how cute she is…she got right down on the floor to unwrap her “present”. it was even more fun doing this for her because we knew how excited she would be. one of the best things about this woman is her joy and excitement for life.
you can’t help but be happy when you’re around her, and i’m so glad that she’s the grandmother of my children so they can see her wonderful example of how to love life. we love you vovo! (grandma in portuguese)
van’s first day of kindergarten, and jasmine’s first day of junior high. guess who was nervous and who was smiling from ear to ear all morning? yep, mr. van man couldn’t wait to go, and jasmine was scared to death (she looked pretty cute though!). she only let me get these two pictures of her while van…
was all smiles for every picture (thanks aunt robyn for the good looking shirt!). i was thinking he would be a little less anxious for me to go, but i was so happy that he was excited. i’m going to miss my little buddy during the day though.
i thought i’d at least get a wave goodbye when i turned back around, but he was already busy at work. awwww, my baby boy in kindergarten…
believe it or not, we actually do things besides look at mia and take pictures of her all day long…
stuff like wash the car, check on the new house (they’re sheetrocking this week yay!), haircut for jas, sonic slushies and trampoline time with the cousins,
AND we spent a saturday afternoon relocating to freddy’s parent’s house to wait out the duration of our “homelessness” since their house is closer to the kids schools.
(take it up with my hubby if the arab moving joke offends anyone, he thinks he’s funny)
that means van gets to hang out with uncle peter and play video games and stuff (van is totally into his uncle peter!), and jasmine’s having fun playing little mama, and of course doing some reading.
bathtime for mia, holding hands with cousin londyn, hanging out with vovo (grandpa in portuguese), and being with mom.
(ok so we can’t get away from taking pictures of mia all day long:))