Monday, May 20, 2013

Shopping, In-Laws, and a (4 Month old) Birthday Babe

This past week the in-laws came in from Bogota and surprised Juan! We have been enjoying their free babysitting company for the past few days, I'm going to be so sad when they go home! If there is one thing I've learned about Juan's parents, and quite possibly all foreigners, it's that they have the strangest and most exhausting ability to shop. until. they. drop. Okay, minus the drop part- they never get tired! They can literally shop for hours. 

Juan and his dad 2 hours into our Home Depot trip. We are repainting the entire condo, woohoo! Our homemade frappuccinos and festive paper straws made the trip a little bit more bearable. 

The day didn't seem to take a toll on Austin. A new little handyman?
I think he agrees with my pink laundry room idea. 

In their defense, I've been told it is waaayyy cheaper to buy things here than it is in Colombia. Something about tariffs and overall shipping costs... any way, I guess that gives them a bit of an excuse. But, I do know, for certain, that I will never live to see the day that another person(s) loves and frequents Ross as much as these two. Never have I ever seen so many extra large Ross bags leaving that store in the hands of a single person. Hours upon hours are spent in that store, and I have never seen them dissatisfied with their purchases. What up Ross, here are your new spokespeople!

I would put all of my saved Christmas money into a bet on my in-laws being the absolute best. I really lucked out. Juan is an only child, so I really feel like their daughter, minus the slight language barrier. Juan's dad speaks fairly good English, and his mom speaks more English than I do Spanish, which doesn't say much- but hey! I'm learning! And she is, too! Is it wrong to feel like Juan uses this to his advantage? "Lost in translation" takes on a whole new meaning. 

Seeing Juan's parents together is such a funny sight, I wouldn't doubt that many folks do a double take when looking at them. At 6 feet 5 inches, Juan's dad towers over his slightly under 5 feet tall mother.

I am such a sucker for family photos, especially when everyone matches. 
3 generations, holla!

On Sunday, Austin turned 4 months old! We planned on feeding him his first solid food, and having a little photoshoot. Well, with Juan working, my homework, and then adding two shopoholics into the mix, it just didn't work out. Austin's 4 month check up is today, so hopefully the doctor will give us some ideas for his first food. Any guesses on Austin's weight? I'm thinking 16 pounds... 

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