Sunday, November 29, 2009

If you don't get this check your liturgical calender.


A visit from Papa

The week of Thanksgiving my Dad came to see our new house for the first time. It was great having him here and the kidfs especially loved cooking and chatting with him.

Kids with Papa

Papa reading to G-MAC

My dad also cooked for us. Growing up, my Mom did the cooking so I never realized what a good cook my dad was.

-- Crucian Dad

Riz Djon-Djon (ice and Hatian Mushrooms) -- on the right
Grio (Fried Pork) -- on the Left

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Poem!

A Poem.

Our grandpa came over.
It was fun.
We bought crabs

I am done


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Our boys love fire! They are experts at starting fires!! Well, they are experts at making a proper fire( from all of the Boys Scout training.) Inch built a fire pit out of things he found around the back yard/woods. He gathers the rocks all the way at the bottom of the hill. He did a great job and we've enjoyed it quite a bit.

Our niece & nephew

Monday, November 23, 2009

Field Trip with our cousins

We are still here, yes, we haven't blogged in a while, but we've been having fun. Week before last we were able to spend some time with Cruzan Dad's sis and kids. We went on a field trip to the American History Museum.

The kids had fun on the subway...they were trying to maintain their balance

The girls enjoyed some of the hands on exibits

GMAC let her cousin hold her up to see an exibit

Aunt L. treated the girls to some ice cream...yum, yum

-Mallu Mom

Saturday, November 14, 2009

End of soccer season.

Soccer season ended on the 7th , we lost a total of 3 games.

Here are some pictures from our families soccer season.
Rose is actually pretty fast for her size

Sometimes size beats speed...

The size difference is quite funny.
I think that is the same kid...

I do not remember the context of this picture...

things get quite rough out on the field.

That is my friend, he is the best Goalie EVER!.

-- Inch

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The bathroom makover Pt II

Well It has taken a long time but the bathroom is almost done. With a little help from a friend who has much more home repair experience I was able to finish the floors, install the sink and most importantly..... install the new toilet. You would not believe how hard it is for 6 people to share ONE bathroom!!!

-- Crucian Dad
Well it's not 100% perfect but not to shabby for a first try!!

Now I have to still:
Install medicine cabinet
put up shower curtain and rod
put up the toilet paper holder and towel rack
put in the baseboards
change the light fixture
and paint

..........OK so maybe the term "almost done" is relative :-)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Little Helper

Every time Dad is doing work around the house G-MAC feels the need to help him out. Well when he was tiling the bathroom it was no different.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bathroom makover

We knew when we bought our house that we were going to need to redo the bathroom.
The first step was easy... DESTRUCTION gutting the bathroom and stripping the tiles to the bare floor

Here it is in its original "glory"

We all thought that the bit of original wallpaper behind the toilet was "interesting"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

OK so I know that it is a few days late but here are the kids in their Halloween costumes.
Even though the teenagers didn't trick-or-treat they still enjoyed dressing up.

Inch is dressed as an ancient Greek
"U" went as a traveling beggar monk
G-MAC as baby Kateri