Monday, November 8, 2010

The latest project

Yeah I know it has been forever since my last post. I think I am officially the worst blogger ever. We have been very busy lately.

Here is the latest:

After 6 months of living in a high-rise apartment in downtown Honolulu we decided that we really like living in a high-rise and also living in the city doesn't make the most sense for a little family. So when our lease ended at the end of September and after much persuading from my Hubby and the help of my AMAZING in-laws we decided to move into Kaulana's Grandma's house in Kailua.

This might not sound like a big deal but it was a huge project to take on. In the next few days I will put up before and after pictures so you can fully understand but for now I will just explain that Grandma had a lot on her plate with taking care of Grandpa for a few years and living in such a huge house that there was a lot of work to do on it. I am not putting up these pictures to make anyone feel bad or embarrassed about it I am just so proud and excited about the progress that we have made that I want to show it off.

Before we moved in Kaulana's parents Rick and April came to visit and worked miracles on the house and then on the day they left we had the house fumigated. For those of you who don't know there are LOTS of cockroaches in Hawaii and I think they mostly lived here in Grandma's house but we definitely took care of that. Also the walls were filled with termites so the fumigation was very much needed.

I have been so impressed with my Handy Hubby! It is such a blessing to be married to someone who can do QUALITY work around the house. We have had a good time doing this work together. Maddie has been such a great helper but her favorite pastime is now helping Grandma take care of and love on Grandma's three tiny Yorkies.

Maddie has grown up so much. It is so fun to see how loving she is. She is so smart and my favorite thing is that she says "bless you" anytime anyone sneezes or coughs. Also she says "HI" to strangers that we walk past in grocery stores. She is all about Disney movies and her new favorite is Toy Story 3. She is getting better at constructing sentences. It is funny cause she now says " Doggie say..... Ruff ruff" and so on for each animal. For a while she would not answer questions she would just repeat anything I would ask her but she is finally responding with something other then "no". The last thing and the best thing about Maddie is her crazy HAIR!! We have no idea where she gets this but she has beautiful soft ringlets in her hair. We thought that as it got longer it would straighten out but it is just poofing out more and more. It is hilarious and it totally fits her personality.

Ok I changed my mind I will post up some pics right now...

Here are the before pictures:

Here are the After:

Here is the best picture of all!! My little Maddie and her awesome hair!!


Kris and Megan said...

she is the cutest girl!! i am so happy for you she still has her curls, landon lost his when we started giving him haircuts and it was so sad! the house looks great, how wonderful you can live there vs the high rise apartment. i bet that would be tough to hall groceries and your little maddie. you guys seems happy, and that makes me happy! :)

Stephanie said...

I am SO jealous that you live in Kailua now! Seriously, if I could afford to live anywhere in Hawaii, it would be Kailua! Kailua beach is one of my favorite beaches here since the water is so calm all the time! Perfect for floating or paddle-boarding!

Kyr said...

wow! doesnt even look like the same place! I looks great! That little girl is probably just the cutest thing I have ever seen. Looks like you guys are doing really well.
Keep updating I like to see your guys' cute little family!

S+S+S said...

Ah Im so glad you posted! That is AWESOME about that house! It looks GREAT! Maddie's hair is THE BEST!!! I LOVE IT! Miss ya a ton!! Are you coming to Vancouver for xmas??

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Johannes and Christine said...

Hey! It's been a year ago today since you're updated you blog. Just a fun fact :)