Thursday, December 31, 2009
Our Trip to Seattle
It was so nice to finally go away as a family for a week and actually get to spend some quality time together. Dean just recently finished helping out my brother renovate their kitchen, which took place on the weekends, so he has been gone a lot lately working. Besides the small project I volunteered him to help my dad with, we got to spend most of our time there lounging around my parents house, sleeping in, shopping of course, and visiting with family and friends.
Right outside my parents house the day after we arrived.
It may not look cold but it was freeeezing!
I forgot how pretty the autumn leaves are. Aya loved picking the pretty leaves up off the ground...she got a little carried away when she started scooping up some of the not so cute, dirty leaves off the ground and tried taking them in the house. She was a little bummed when I told her she had to leave those ones outside.
I love this picture for some reason. Kashus was a bit grumpy and whiney when we wouldn't hold him. He stood there about 20feet from where we were standing and pouted for about 10 minutes because he wanted us to come get him and hold him. So stubborn.
Not exactly the most kid friendly place to go with three young kids but it was sure pretty to look at from afar!
Seattle Pacific Science Center
It was my first time there since I was in elementary school and the kids seemed to have a lot of fun! There was a dinosaur exhibit, a green house full of butterflies, and lots of other fun things to see. It was definately better than our original plan of going to the zoo...especially this time of year!
The butterfly exhibit. There were supposedly over 10,000 butterflys fluttering around in the green house.
Aya and Kash at the bug exhibit with their cousins Maya, Karen, and Klair
Princess Aya modeling her new princess getup.
Justus is already 4 months old. He is such a chunk and is starting to look a tiny bit more like me everyday. I think so anyways. Still white as ever, but so was Kash at his age...so we still have hope. He is such a good baby though, so I must say I lucked out with #3! Heavenly father must have known what I could and couldn't handle with my crazy and busy schedule!
My oreo cookie
The after math of Aya trying out her new stickers on baby
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The ward put together a trunk-or-treat party a couple nights before Halloween, which the kids loved! What's not to love? There was candy, costumes, food, and great company! The best part was we only had to do a quick loop around the parking lot and all the trick-or-treating was done!
They definately were exhausted afterwards though.
Sorry Justus...no costume for you this year. Just a recycled onsie that Kash wore last year.
This year we decided to get together at my sister's house in Waikiki and try trick-or-treating out there. We ended up having to walk a ways because apparently no one in her neighborhood gets trick-or-treaters on Halloween. One of the first houses we went to got creative and gave us a box of animal crackers and a package of fig newtons to share. Another guy felt so bad he didn't have anything to give us that he went to the store after we left his house and bought a bunch of candy and drove around looking for us to give it to us.
First house...no luck but still looking hopeful!
Venturing off down the road in search for some candy!
Finally some people with candy!
This was the nice guy that drove around looking for us. He stopped by on the side of the rode after he found us to off load all the candy he bought for us.
All in all it was a successful evening. We found the right street to go trick-or-treating on after asking some kids where the hot spots were, and best of all...the kids got to spend some quality time with their cousins.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
First some update pics of the kids...
Justus is now 8 weeks old and is now starting to coo and smile. It's fun seeing how much he changes every day. We love him so much and are excited to see what personality he brings to the family.
They love holding him and often fight deciding who holds him first...
This was taken after one of those moments. We decided they would both hold him. He didn't like that too much...
Party, party, party!
My friend's little boy turned 1 and she had outdone herself with a ton of cute games and activities for the kiddies as well as all the cute decorations. I should've took more pictures...especially of the birthday boy. Sorry!
Relaxing at the beach...
Well I don't know if I'd quite call it relaxing for me since I've had #3. I don't get to really enjoy the beach since I'm usually holding baby in the shade or trying to shield him from the sun, but it's nice to get the kids out!
Family get togethers...
My cousins from Japan came to visit us during their 2 day stay in Hawaii. I haven't seen them in years! Kashus got quite attached to my uncle and kept following my him around. It was quite cute.
The theme for Dave and Amy Evans's house warming party was "Forever Young." It was 80's night and their house was completely decked out like an 80's highschool prom. We were in town most of the day and rushed back to get there an hour before the festivities ended, but not too late to strut my stuff on the dance floor. I seriously think rhythm begins to fade with age cause my body doesn't move like it used to. I think of when we used to go out dancing and I'd chuckle at the oldies trying to dance out on the dance floor...and now that's me! Oh well, we had fun while the night lasted. At least I did anyway, Dean was on the sidelines like old times observing the costumes and enjoying the music. And no he did not dress up, he was in his regular old clothes...Sooo boring...but we love him anyway.
Grandma and Auntie come to visit!
Dean's mom and Auntie came to visit us for a week. It was really nice having them here and we were sad to see them go. We are excited to see them again in June for the reunion!
The volcano exhibit had a fun little slide for the kiddies to come down.
My kids were a little scared of the dinosaur exhibit with the loud moving dinosaurs but it was fun and quite impressive!
It was my first time at the pumpkin patch in Kapolei. They had bouncies, pony rides, and hay rides for the kids but it was so windy and dusty there that we decided to pick our pumpkins and get out of there as soon as we could. Most of the pictures didn't come out very well because half the time the kids eyes were closed from the dust flying all around us. Despite the dirt and grime left on our clothes and bodies the kids enjoyed picking their own pumpkins and hanging out with their cousins.
I think this is a keeper!
Aya and her cousin Hugo trying to find a creative way to carry the heavy pumpkins
The kids hitching a ride from uncle Mitch