Lohena's First day of Preschool

Lohena's first day of Preschool
Makakilo Baptist

Remember this kid?

Well he started school today.
Not because I wanted him to but because he was sick of being at home and not having his own friends. At least that is what he told me. 
My two boys couldn't be an more different and I love that. It keeps me on my toes as a parent.
The Lord is constantly reminding me of how different these two spirits are.
Sure, they may be brothers but they are completely different and they should be treated as such.
Just because I went through this whole process I mean same school and all, doesn't mean anything. It's like a whole new adventure...again.

He was so stoked to start, he didn't even say goodbye. 
He loved every moment and according to his teachers made lots of friends very easily. 

I love you so much. Please use that energy for good and enjoy being the little
 social butterfly that you are.
I love you,

4 points

We started Soccer again and I just have to share this little story.
Marcus' team won 4-0 on saturday morning.
Marcus was the only one who scored.
I don't know when and how it happened, but we have ourselves a little beast.
And the best part is Cameron and I just laughed, I mean some were dog lucky shots,
and the coach was going to make hims switch teams.

Good job son!
And to think he did it all for an Icee.

Layla 4 mo

What a pleasure it is to be this little girls mommy! (I hope I am still saying that when she is 16) She is so calm and happy all the time. I love her so much!

She is weighing in at 18 lbs and 28 inches long.
Off the charts for both height and weight for her age, or an average 9 month old.

She can roll and sleep through the night. She coos and laugh out loud. It's so cute. She likes to sleep and is always down for a good time.

Love you xoxo

Christmas 2012

As always, Christmas sneaks up on us. And once the Holiday's hit, this mama is crazy busy. So let me get you caught up to speed.

Our Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) hosts an annual Christmas dinner where Santa makes a special appearance. It was so much fun and the kids were so excited to see him. Look closely, see how we have a "Hawaiian" Santa. Well, Marcus caught on to that rather quickly and said, "That Santa has the wrong skin!"

They still told him what they wanted, and when they got their little goodie bags, Lohena peeked in and said, "Hey! This is not Gak! (what he asked for)"

These kids I tell you. 
I grew up never really believing in Santa not because we are Grinch's but mainly because we were really focused on our Savior and I think, as you parents already know, it's hard work. So we made sure to merge our traditions. We shared about Jesus Christ's birth and left notes and cookies for Santa as well.

Thank you to all you contributed to make this Christmas fantastic. As always it was exhausting and fun and the kids got way too much. I hope you all had a great Christmas!!!

If you didn't get one, here was our Christmas card. 
Thank you to Alana Yates Photography for the awesome photos.

Palehua Christmas Party 2012

Kids Workshop
December 2012

The Fire truck Santa brought that they sleep in every night.
(If you look carefully you can see their faces watching tv!)

Gingerbread Houses
Mauka Lani Elementary P-3 2012

Letters to Santa