You may recall seeing this photo of my beautiful granddaughter, Morgan before ... it was taken when she & her friend Felicia (who has cerebral palsy) attended Morgan's Homecoming Dance back in the late summer. What a grand time they had!!! Well anyways ... this is what MO looks like when she is in "princess mode"! Below are photos of the OTHER side of MO ... "grease monkey mode"!
Do you remember seeing this photo of MOrgan hugging the four new tires Mark & I bought her for Christmas???
Well, she & her dad didn't waste anytime getting that new rubber mounted and put on her Blazer!! Of course, even though the weather was quite nice at Christmas ... it is winter here in NE Ohio and snow is right around the corner. We need to be prepared!!! Which leads me to the following photos!! (chick on any photo to enlarge)
Morgan's dad (Frank) is an auto mechanic and he & Mo have worked side by side on many car projects. In fact, I do believe they put the new motor in the SUV she is currently driving!! Frank (and Carolyn) want their daughter to be able to "take care of herself" and take the time to teach her (and her brother) everything they can!!
This time around, it is how to MOUNT a tire on the rim (in this case 4 tires) and mount them onto the vehicle. The day after Christmas, Frank & Morgan headed over to the shop where Frank works and "Tire Mounting/Changing 101" began! Of course, being able to do this at a regular auto garage helped tremendously because it was equipped with all the RIGHT tools ... tire mounter, balancer, air wrenches, hoist, etc. Well, you get the picture!
They had their work cut out for them because we were all to meet at my Grandma Great's house to celebrate Christmas at 2:00 that afternoon!! No time to dilly - dally!!
By the way ... have you ever picked up a tire that is on the rim??? Let me tell you ... THEY'RE DANG HEAVY!!! This girl has some muscle!! Of course, I'm sure her dad showed her the proper way to do this ... as to not hurt yourself (or your back)!!
Well, they got them all done, went home to clean up and still made it to Grandma Great's house with time to spare!!! WELL DONE!!!
Oh and something else ... both kids know how to change oil too!! Since they both have their own Jr. Dragster race cars, that was one of the rules! The oil has to be changed before EVERY race and they have been taught how it is done and THEY are responsible for their own cars! If they don't have it done come race time ... they don't race!! GUESS WHAT ... it gets done, LOL!!!
I have to give my daughter & her husband a lot of credit! They do a lot of things (like racing) as a family, and they have a lot of fun!! But they are also teaching their children that there are responsibilities that come along with having that fun. Certainly a lesson that they will benefit from as they go through life!!
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the "World of MO" ... she's a treasure and we are very proud of her!!! Oh yea ... did I tell you that she's been accepted to Kent State University??? Yep, after graduation this summer, she intends to study Speech Pathology & Audiology! What a kid!!! What can I say ... I'm her Nanna and very proud of it!!! Happy Day All!!