Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

This and That

A series of updates:

Silence: The Magster lasted five days of cooking camp without uttering a word to her teachers. As we were leaving, she said "Thank You" and the teacher laughed out loud. She was shocked the Magster could actually talk. Oy vey!

Silliness: Have I mentioned five is the age of spelling? Oh...La Nina doesn't do any spelling herself rather she simply asks how every word is spelled. Tonight she wanted us to spell "buffalo" over dinner. It isn't a hard word to spell, but why on earth was she thinking about "buffalos"? We're still not sure, but we did spell the word.

Remodel update: We believe this weekend is the half way point of our remodel. It's been four weeks since we moved out and the work schedule shows there's four more weeks of work to be completed.

Painting was completed this week. Despite all my worries, it looks great. I love it. The colors are dark and when I first saw the main room early one morning, I almost panicked. I thought I was going to have to live in a cave. However, once I saw the house in daylight, I was relieved. Whew! Another tough week behind us.

This week the cabinets start going in and I'm so excited to see the kitchen begin to take shape. I'm especially excited to see our new island. It's twice the size of the old island, and the space will be wonderful. After cabinetry, it's onto granite, flooring, tile, appliances, and touch up. We're still on track to move back by the end of July.

While we're all very grateful have to a place to live during this whole process, it's getting harder and harder to be away from home. We see all the great work being done to our house and we can't wait to move back. We miss grilling in our yard, hanging out with our dogs and visting with our neighbors. We're enjoying living close to downtown Pleasanton, the shops and restaurants are great. And it's wonderful to just walk to the parades, farmers markets, concerts and other happenings. And believe me, we take full advantage of all the fun there is to have in downtown. But as the saying goes, "There's no place like home."


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