Friday, October 31, 2008
I remember one Halloween with my friend Amy Goodrich in my highschool years (I was so small no one even noticed I was a Senior). We made up this rhyme and sang it at every door "It's Trick-r-treat time and we're all feelin' fine, so give us lots of candy and we'll all feel dandy!"
Trick-r-treating in Hawaii is so different. First of all, it's so warm you can't wear those fuzzy costumes. Like poor Zion was getting way overheated. We had to take off the hoodie part and unzip him partway. And also, since it's so warm out everyone just stands outside on their porch and waits for the kiddies to come up. No more doorbell ringing. It makes for much faster trick-r-treating.We had dinner over at Darrell's house with all the cousins. It's so hard to get a good picture of all the kids at this age...Anjuli was a little hesitant at first. Darrell dressed up as a big gorilla and scared the heebeegeebee's out of her. But after a few doors, Anjuli was going as fast as she could as she realized how fun it was to get candy. She didn't even want to hold my hand.Anjuli didn't want to wear her princess outfit at first. But Zui read her Cinderella and I guess she changed her mind. Although she still wouldn't wear the tiara or hold the wand. Oh well.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Anjuli going in for the kill: first, the pinching of the cheeks
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Doesn't Zion just make the cutest little monster?
Anjuli's favorite part was the Peter Pan movie, of course.
Here Kathleen is showing Anjuli the ring toss onto the witch hat. Most kids just walked up and put it on :) Everyone had a really good time: tons of good food, good company, and good entertainment. Thanks, Kathleen!
Friday, October 17, 2008
To get Anjuli's fingers out of her mouth we told her "up!" (like in Twinkle Twinkle)
We even got to take a hayride!
Anjuli held onto this pumpkin the entire time, so I guess it's her favorite :) Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Anjuli loves "wee-wee's" (movies), so this post is dedicated to her :)
Zy Zy is into this spitting thing right now. He'll spit so much that his whole face is covered in spit droplets.
Anjuli can make Zy Zy laugh like no one else. These are just too cute.
If you don't like nakey kids in the tub, don't watch this one...but I think it's worth it :)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I love being a mom!
My wonderful man.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Anjuli loves otter pops. If I ever need to bribe her, an otter pop will almost always do the trick. I figure for 12.5 calories I can ease my mind, avoid a tantrum and make a little girl happy. Now Anjuli uses lots of baby signs, some which I taught her, and others (many) that Baby Einstein taught her. So I guess Anjuli just decided to make up her own sign for Ah Pops, as she calls them. Now she can make sure I know what she wants. What a smart little girl I have :)
P.S. When we started teaching Anjuli to say "more, please" she combined them to be : "meee," along with the baby sign for "more."
P.P.S. Zui started having Anjuli really work for the things she wants... now if she wants almost anything she has to go through a long show of please, I love you, jumps, hula, do a dance, and recently added, touch your nose. She doesn't mind, and we love the entertainment.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Anjuli loved playing in this little playground.
I wish I had pics of the dinner, it was amazing! Ribs, potato salad, corn on the cob, and rolls.
Britni has been such an awesome friend for me. She's done so much for me: babysat, brought me dinner, taken me shopping, and treats to DQ. I always call her when things are rough and I need some time away from the kids. She's the best!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Today we went to Ho'omaluhia to feed the ducks. We had a great time! Those ducks are bread-crazy... as soon as they saw us coming they just started lining up for a handout. We tried to ignore them long enough to go to the lake (as suggested by a dear friend who's been there) but as soon as they realized where we'd gone the whole flock flew over--it was madness!
Zui was working on circus training skills: getting the big geese to jump up and grab the bread out of his hand (which they did).The big geese were really aggressive, and at one point even pecked at Anjuli to try to get her bread. Oh, that made me mad... Anjuli hasn't stopped talking about the ducks since we left. It was really fun to see her excitement.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Two hours after bringing home the tub we finally got it in. Had to do the drain & overflow plumbing through small crack while dad was trying to hold up the tub. Probably the hardest part of the whole operation. Fits perfectly in framing =) Next, drill holes in surround to allow access to plumbing. Mount surround and tub to framing, caulk and let dry.
9/14 Sunday Day 3
Church. Shower at neighbors house
9/15 Monday Day 4
Office meetings, Jenn teach piano, find out that the plumbing doesn't match the surround and will have to return the surround.
*Jenn contacts a contractor to see how much it will be to finish my project.
9 /16 Tuesday Day 5
Remove caulking, borrow truck from dad go to Lowes and return surround, pick up different one return home. Measure & drill holes in new surround again. Caulk again. Wait for caulk to dry.
Run to Home depot to pick up 1/4" dry wall, mud, and other spackling tools. Add shims to the 2x4s so the flange and shims are level. Measure & cut drywall. Nail drywall to shims/2x4s and flanges.
Business appointments in afternoon and night.
*Jenn tired of bathing kids and showering at Kevin & Ven's house.
9/17 Wednesday Day 6
Add first layer of mud onto drywall. Wait 24 hours to dry.
Head to Kailua for work.
*Pictures of me worki ng slows down as Jenn finds project not-so-entertaining. Jenn showers at Jo & Kanoa's house.
9/18 Thursday Day 7
Mud mostyly dried, decided to go ahead and apply second coat of mud. Bring fans in to speed up drying process.
Head to City Mill to get paint matched with existing color through their computer matching system. Buy high-moisture primer and other painting/texture supplies
Sand the mud to smooth it out. Clean lightly with damp rag.
Tape tub and fixtures, primer the walls. Remove tape. Let dry.
9/19 Friday day 8
*No pictures by this time. Jenn is completely sick of project.
Tape tub, apply 2nd coat of Primer. Remove tape. Dry.
Tape, add texture. One bottle of texture insufficient, run to Lowes for second bottle, finish texture. Dry.
9/20 Saturday day 9
Paint final semi gloss matched color.
Finish putting bath fixtures on & PAU HANA.
Have to wait another 24 hours to dry before showering--Jenn's thrilled...
So maybe the process wasn't exactly all fun, but it sure was nice getting my hands dirty and working hard. Although I would definitely do it again, Jenn say's you can't pay her enough to have had a contractor do in half the time =) One of the joys of the DIY lifestyle I guess.
Notes to self:
- Don't attempt full bathroom project if there's only 1 bathtub in house, and 4 people share the only tub.
- Buy fast drying mud.
- Don't start before Sunday
- Remove tape quickly after caulk/paint or it'll peel off on parts you want it to stay on.
- Check fixtures colors before buying.
- Tell Jenn how much you love her every night that project is still in progress.
- Thank Jenn for her patience =)