Friday, November 25, 2011


I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I know we did.
It started out for Chad with an early-morning surf session, then some Turkey bowl....for three+ hours....then we all had fried turkey dinner with some fabulous friends. We finished off our day black "friday" shopping at Wal-mart, and getting ourselves some early Christmas presents. AND we got home before midnight! ~ I think we can call that a great day!

I have so much to be thankful for this year. so much. My loving, supportive and ever-so-patient husband. My two very active but very sweet boys, and to be called their mommy. I am thankful for family all over the world that love us and support us even though we are so far away, and for friends, some that have become like family to us. I'm so thankful that we live in Hawaii- warm, sunny Hawaii...I am truly thankful for the gospel and the great blessing it is in our lives. All the little things that make me smile....I am thankful for it all!

Have a great holiday season, everybody!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

the beach + a shark + a babe

= the cutest photos ever!

Kai Kai's 6 month photos are up on the photoblog. to see more adorableness, click here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

An Update on my SIX month old!

It's been 6 months already?! seriously, where did all the time go. 
I feel like I just had a newborn, like yesterday...

but now, weighing in at 14lbs 11oz, Kaiyu is doing all sorts of non-newborn-like stuff.

Let's take a look, shall we?

He spends a good part of his day on the floor.




and crawling.

here's a little out-take.
I like when he tips over. it's my favorite.

He can also sit by himself for a good while, with no support.

He has started to eat solids.
his first taste of real, human food...

Okinawan sweet potato.
Hence, the purple mess.

 Kai Kai also loves applesauce (he can eat a whole container in one sitting) and rice porridge.

He loves playing with his big brother. 
copying his screams, kicking with excitement, and laughing...lots and lots of laughing....
I just love watching these two.

He has brought such joy and love into our home, and has melted our hearts completely.

We love you little Kai Kai.
Happy 6 month birthday.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011


this was just a little experiment....

*Click on the image*

something a little different.

PS did you know Kai can already crawl now....he totally does the army crawl!
video and pics to come.