The week of the wreck (3/31 was the day I got hit, hard to forget) was a whirlwind-
Day #1- Crunch. RIP car.
Day #2- OUCH. Whiplash and minor bruising. Bed rest.
Days #3-5- Recovery over. Condo closes. Paint, paint, paint.*
Day #6 - Back to back birthday celebrations (while Rich renovates).
Day #7 - (Not so) long run...eat humble pie.
*The new business opportunity I mentioned previously- a condo renovation/rental.
|Who says painting isn't glamorous?|
|I thought it would be funny to tell Ryan that we 'knew' he painted his name on the wall and that he was in BIG trouble....that is, until he looked petrified and really thought we were mad at him. Oops. Parenting fail.|
|Their reward for being cooped up in one bedroom all day like three little Flowers in the Attic...swimming at a new pool. An Arctic, sub-zero pool. But they still found a way to make it fun...here they are creating their own whirlpool.|
|Birthday #1- Levi & Ava's festive, Easter-themed birthday party- egg coloring, cookie decorating, a giant egg-shaped pinata and an Easter egg hunt! It totally got us into the Easter spirit!|
|Check out that smile (that's him on the right in black/blue)|
|Later that day...we celebrated birthday #2 (for my sister in law Mika) with another swim|
|Rather than get her a boring old gift card from Macy's...we got her this fabulous bra instead. 42DD. Apparently everyone thought it was a joke. (I was offended.)|
|See? Totally nailed the size!|
|Tee hee...we may have embellished her age on the cake a wee bit. Honest mistake.|
The increased frequency is due in large part to my having two bonus running partners this week, my amazing friend Ana Paula (she two sets of twins, so if she can find time to run, I have no excuses), and my high school BFF's awesome cross-country running daughter is in town! Sonali just clocked a 5:45 min mile before flying here....so obviously we're very compatible running partners (provided I drug her before we run). NOBODY dulls my sparkle.
I spent most of this weekend performing a backyard make over- weeding, trimming, removing/replanting plants, hoeing (heh heh), raking, hauling green waste out like a pack mule, pressure washing and painting. Usually yard work falls under Rich's domain- I dislike it and he doesn't mind it. But this time, he was busy inside with my dad painting and cutting new baseboards, installing new light fixtures, a ceiling fan, a kitchen sink, a new bathroom vanity, mounting mirrors and staining closet doors. (So you know...not doing much compared to me. Remember...I pulled weeds. That's intense. Skilled labor, definitely.)
(Please note the ginger plants with the heinous root system that required my wielding a pick ax)
|After (I felt like Aunty Momilani harvesting da 'aina, giving new mana and life to the kalo! Imua!)|
The boys also had a busy weekend, doing this on Saturday before swimming at the pool-
|Grandma filled in for me and took them to an Easter event, where they got to bounce around, ride horses and egg hunt (although my little slowpoke was a little late out of the gate and only found one egg.) :-( Poor fella.|
|Ryan's first golf lesson! He did okay for this first time...the older cousins did even better. Golf is tough stuff!|