Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A New Chapter

A few pictures of Jaime and Aaron's new house. Already a path is being beaten between my house and theirs. The double garage is becoming a party room. The huge back yard being cleared. Dark wall paper being peeled away for a new coat of paint. Then the dark red carpet will be replaced with a wood floor. A wall added to create a room for Jonah. The kitchen is cute but small. The house is a little quirky. See the door from Mia's room to what will be Jonah's? A little closet has become a vanity area for Jaime. The master bathroom lacks a door??? But there is a large covered car port and a basketball hoop in the driveway. Jonah has found friends from school on his street and he is only 2 blocks from his friend, Seth and 4 blocks from his grandma's house. Friends and family are dropping by to check out the new digs. They came home last night to find the water had been cut off. Oops! They forgot to switch the water bill since they didn't have one in the apartment. The old apartment is clean and empty. The new house overflowing with boxes. The beginning of a new chapter in our lives. Next goal, a wedding in October.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Zoo - DinoQuest

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Jonah, Seth and dinosaur

Jill and friend

Mia on merry-go-round
We went to the zoo yesterday to see the special dinosaur exhibit -- animated, life-size dinosaurs who moved, roared and sometimes spit water at the guests. On the way to the zoo, Jonah told a joke. He said he needed a new butt because his old one had a crack in it. That got a lot of laughs and a stern comment from his grandma. At first, Jill was terrified, but not Mia. Seth and Jonah rode the flume ride and Jill and Mia stood at the end of the ride and got spashed again and again. We had a special reason for visiting the zoo because Jaime and Aaron were busy moving into their NEW HOUSE!
Mia spent the night with me last night and as she was going to sleep, she said, "Remember my mommy putting my bed together in my new room?" Then she laughed and said, "Remember getting wet at the flume ride?" Then she turned on her side to go to sleep and said quietly, "And everybody loves me." What a happy day for our family.