Wednesday, December 19, 2007
We wish you all a Christmas filled with LOVE and PEACE and the JOY of CHRIST!! We hope you take time to stop and reflect this year and remember that Christmas is so much more than presents and even family. It's about God joining us side by side on Earth and showing us how to live in love and humility. Enjoy the holiday pics and watch for more in a week or two!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Merry Christmas Everyone! Check out Jacob here at our First Ever Children's Christmas Performance. He had no official role, so I guess he decided to make one for himself. Although I thought about scolding him for misbehaving on stage, I just couldn't. We had so many comments on how cute and funny he was and how he was bringing people to tears laughing. What are ya gonna do?!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Today was my 12 week prenatal appointment. The NP, knowing I was anxious from the miscarriage, offered to bring in the ultrasound. Of course I was happy for a chance to see baby. So, here's the picture. The live feed was pretty funny, though. Baby was headbanging! So, all is well and baby should be arriving sometime around April 2!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I found my cord!! Here are some pics from our summer fun!
This one is Jacob watching the 4th of July parade.
You may also be interested to know that we are pregnant again and we have seen a healthy peanut baby picture! Baby is about 9 weeks along. We are praying for him or her to keep growing and stay healthy.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Jacob starts back up to preschool this week- this year one of his buddies will be in his class. So he's very excited. He has been playing soccer and keeping active this summer- at times driving me a bit crazy with all his energy. He and his sister run around chasing each other all day. Jacob is continuing to progress with his learning. He is reading very basic phonics books, he can write his name and he likes to practice his letters. J can add objects and is pretty good at counting to 30.
Keilani is constantly on the move- running, climbing, and tackling. She is a feisty girl and she knows what she wants and doesn't want. She uses a lot of words and is really good at animal sounds. Her favorite word is no. Kei Kei likes to look at books, play with cars, and go down slides. She loves her brother and wants to do everything he does.
I'll try to get some pictures up soon!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Sunday: Hung out in San Francisco, went to the Bay Area Children's Museum, crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, and ate on Pier 39
Monday: Flew to Honolulu and then to Kona, hung out at the beach with the fam, drove south to my mom's
Tuesday: Stayed on mom's until p.m. naps and then we left for our 8th anniversary date night out, went to the Sheraton Keahou, ate a fabulous dinner on the rocks at the bay, . . .
Wednesday: Ate breakfast on our oceanfront lanai, 1 hour Lomi Lomi massage at the spa, submarine ride in Kona, met up with the kids at our hotel and played on the water slides, pool, and faux beach
Thursday: Went to the beach to Kayak, dinner at Huggos on the Rocks- in the rain
Friday: Ate lunch at Hard Rock in Kona, Drove to Waikoloa to visit the whole family for dinner celebrating my Grandpa's 75th birthday
Saturday: The Boys went fishing and caught 4 Ono and 4 Ahi Tuna, Tutu took me and the kids to a festival which included nonstop hula performances, water slides, and yummy food, joined the family for dinner at mom's house
Sunday: Flew to Honolulu, visited the aquarium, played in the pool, had dinner at Lulu's on the Waikiki strip, played on the beach with the kids, shopped a bit and enjoyed people watching
Monday: Flew home (with a sick baby- she threw up in the cab and twice on the plane) arrived home around midnight
Today we rested, unpacked, and cleaned up! Yay for our own beds! Enjoy the pictures!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
We celebrated with a big luau party on Saturday with lots and lots of friends. Keilani had fun carrying her balloons all around the house, eating pulehu ribs, playing in the pool, and of course her cupcake and presents! Thanks to all of you who came and made her birthday a blast!
Yesterday we dedicated Keilani at church along with 6 other babies. Daddy shared about her name (which means Heavenly leader in Hawaiian) and we committed to raising Keilani in a healthy environment and to teach her about Jesus. The cutest part was when Jacob begged for the microphone. He said, "I love my Keilani. Keilani is what we call her. And I'm Jacob." Sunday night Great Aunt Judy came over for dinner and Keilani opened her family gifts. She got lots of fun stuff!
Today we went to Fairytale Town with Aunt Janna. The kids had a great time. Keilani talked to the goat for a while, snorted at the pigs, went down lots of slides, and went on the Crooked Mile on Daddy's shoulders. We played more at home and had a pizza and more cupcakes.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Keilani's big birthday is coming up this weekend. We are busy trying to prepare for that. I can't wait to post fun pictures and video of her big day! She is such a little spitfire girl. Daddy took the kids to the park yesterday and Keilani was catapulting herself down the big slides. She is a tough little cookie. She is full of joy and curiosity which means she's always busy, busy, busy! We love her so!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
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Saturday, May 19, 2007
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Saturday, April 28, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
I guess I'm a lame blogger- I haven't posted since before Jacob's birthday. Oh well. Jacob is now 3 and he started preschool which he loves. Keilani is saying a few words- Momma, Daddy, Bye Bye, Hi, Dog, No no no, and all done. She wants to walk/run, but isn't quite there. She can stand alone for a long time, so it will probably be soon. She will turn one on June 11.
Our family had a nice spring break week. We started it by going to the snow on Monday and out on Grandpa's boat on Tuesday. Gotta love CA! Jacob did 4 egg hunts and received 3 Easter baskets totalling 2 pounds of candy. Good thing he likes to brush his teeth! The kids and I visited Uncle Roger, Aunt Janet, Cousin Hayley, and G-ma this week. The kids both loved their puppies- I think we may need one too! ;) Jacob had a great time with Hayley playing chase, reading books together, and even digging for worms!
This summer should be a lot of fun with the kids. We look forward to swimming and going to Hawaii!
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
That's the question Jacob can't stop asking. Every day he wants to know if he's three yet. On the 20th I can finally say yes. It's amazing how fast the time flies. We have been busier than ever- we just spent 10 days with "Tutu," the kid's grandma who came in from Hawaii to visit. Tutu got to see Keilani's attempts at crawling and her first tooth. She was amazed at Jacob's computer abilities and she got to see him beginning to read simple short vowel words like box, cat, and cup. I have started homeschool preschool time with him 2 days a week. Next week we will host a toddler Valentine's party and the week after Jacob will have a "Cars" birthday party. Nonstop fun!
Monday, January 1, 2007
Twas the day after New Years and all through the house were messes and toys and my dirty blouse. The children are nestled all snug in their beds after 3 wakings each mom and dad have lost their heads!
So, I guess we're in post-holiday downer land. The kids are both ill and Mommy too. Jacob has a sinus infection. Keilani and Faye both have ANOTHER cold virus. Both kids had fevers. Jacob is having persistent nightmares. And it seems like the house will never get tidy again between all the new toys, Christmas decor, and my lack of energy to clean. And tomorrow is back to work again.
On the up side, Jeff had a very successful New Years hot dogging in Roseville- I even joined him for the midnight countdown! And we did have a wonderful Christmas. Aunt Judy, G-ma and Poppy joined us at our home to celebrate Christmas Eve. Santa came Christmas morning and we sang Happy Bday to Jesus. Then we enjoyed seeing almost the entire Reese clan on Christmas night in Paradise. Jacob had an especially good time with cousin Joey and kept asking about him in the days following. Both kids love all their new toys and haven't been bored since! Thanks to all for all the Christmas love!