Monday, February 26, 2007

Pictures galore!~~

We have a ton of pictures from Nana's trip (Brad's mom) and Auntie Mabyn. :) We enjoyed having them and hope that they had a great time and enjoyed all Hawaii has to offer!

Here are just a few of the pic's!~~

"wow...look mommy, and I'm not even blowing it"

"this Barney is great nana, come watch it with me"

Happy Chinese New Year!! Dim Sum anyone? (thanks Popo)

"want some popsicle Kai? I like to share"


Us at the luau....we were waiting to go out on a romantic canoe ride!~

Tiki Man bring us some luck! LOL

Diamond Head trip....go sammy go!

Us at the top..we made it!!~~

The reward!

Bubbles anyone? I LOVE these!! I could play ALL day!

Matsumoto's Shave Ice....if you live here or visited YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS!~

Sammy is in heaven!

T.V is I have everyones attention?


"mommy, look I can put my OWN diaper on! I am such a big girl!"

Auntie Mabyn playing at "sharks cove"~

Nana joins in on the fun!~

"hey who is that sexy man in that picture?" hehehe I love my family! We are on the North Shore here....hang ten brah!

Bored yet? hahahaha I had plenty more but I'll spare you! LOL

for now~

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Miss everyone! (especially Nana, hope she comes back real soon)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sammy's Preschool Picture!

Can you believe it!? His 1st SCHOOL picture~

(and yes, I AM sending them in the mail as soon as I get the chance!)

awwwwwwww.....I just love this little bug!

In other news:

Brad's mom is visiting us with her friend. :) Sammy and McKayla have really enjoyed getting to know her. :):) Anyway I don't have a lot of time so I'll just post a quick pic....they treated us to a luau. It was a TON of fun. Here is the picture we got! Can we say yummy? lol

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Finally Weaned

WARNING: Not a post for men!!!!

seriously...don't say i didn't warn ya

After 15 months.....McKayla is finally weaned.


After 2 years...Ol' Aunt Flo paid her visit....

and with her... she brought

Uncle killer cramps

and twin cousin's...good ol' bloat and ol' water retention.

We can't forget the baby....known as mood swings. (you talkin' to me? no way...not sweet ol' me) you forget about her until she rears her head...and then it's time to run and duck....and not in that order. (lol....*blushes*)

So.....Not sure how long she will visit since it's been 2 years....but

who said breastfeeding didnt have its benefits? long is it ok to breastfeed? till they are in high school? LMAO!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

~~~Happy Valentines Day~~~

Saturday, February 10, 2007

What a day...what a day!

We were SO lucky that we got to take Sammy to his first football game!!

the cool's the pro-bowl

And the's in Hawaii.

We won't be living here for much longer, so it's SOOOO awesome that we got to do this. It was quite a surprise I must say....

Brad came home yesterday and went online to price the tickets.

I looked over his shoulder eyes bulged..

and I walked quickly away.

no way jose.

Well, about an hour and a half later, my dad gets a call from a buddy of his.

he has 3 tickets, the mayor didnt want to go, did he want them?

ummm.... I really need to think about this?

my dad actually had NO idea Brad wanted to go.

He asks me to ask Brad, and I look at him dumbfounded like "are you serious?"

"we'll take them!"

Brad is estatic. He gets the tickets and then calls just about everyone he can think of to tell them to "guess what he has in his hands"

*shakes her head*

The man fell asleep with a huge grin on his face....and it wasnt from me! LOL

Anyway....we just got back.

And it was SOOOOO much fun!!!!!!

We left McKayla with Popo and Papa (HUGE THANKS guys!!)

and took Sammy for some much needed 2 on 1 time!

He absolutely LOVED it. He did not want to leave when we decided to cut it short at half time. He said (cross that...whined would be more accurate) "but I dont want to leave mom, I want to stay and watch the football" I sense a mini Brad in the making?!?!?!

I think his favorite part was the wave. It went around 4 times in a row and he tripped out.

the fireworks were also a was the crowds reaction to every fumble,touchdown, kick off and good catch! He loved the YAYS...and AHHHHHH's...and COME ON's.

All in all we had so much fun with him.

Hot Dog: $4.50
Dippin' Dots ice cream: $4.00
Malasada: $1.00
Bottled water: $3.50
Bus tickets:$10.00
Beer: $7.50/ea
Sammy's excitment and me being there to see it: 100% PRICELESS!!!!

Enjoy the pic's!

woot woot!~ We arrive!

Sammy starts right off with a malasada...mmmm...
"dad I'm still hungry how 'bout a dog?"

The game's about to start!

One of the many "weird" fans!

Hawaii's "American Idol"...Jasmine Trias singing the national anthem..
"Yeah Boyyyyyyyyy......Steeler's represent!
"Holla" it's the Steeler's defensive lineman Hampton, safety Polamalu, running back Parker, and another steeler man..I cant remember. lol We were pretty close to the field!

Daddy is SOOO excited!

Coin Toss?

Some hawaiian entertainment before the game officially begins!~
This is Sammy's "please can we stay and watch the game mom"

Off on the adventure of finding a bus (but thats a WHOLE 'nother story~!)

How cool of a day! Thanks again Popo and Papa for everything!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Happy 6th Birthday Matthew!!

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I can't believe my little nephew is 6.

It seems like yesterday that I was called at work at about 8:30 in the morning saying my sister in law was in labor and had been admitted to Potomac hospital. I was there in 5 minutes. (having no children of my own at this time) and EXCITED.

My 1st birth experience....a real live newborn.....oh how fun.

Tell that to my sister in law kirsty.

She was NOT happy.
at all.
you wanted to duck for cover.

And of course naive, innocent me...."just breathe will pass" smiling the whole time and patting her hand....

if looks could kill


the epidural.

She is back....

my sweet sister is back.

Then comes the time to push.

I didnt want to intrude so I was going to slip out.

She was an angel and let me be there (actually I'm not sure she had a choice as the nurse told me to "grab her leg and hold it back"). but I thank her none the less.

Oh what an experience. One I couldnt have imagined in a MILLION years!

I held her leg, while her mom had the other one, and my brother had his head between his legs sitting down (no, he doesn't do well with hospitals and blood, and iv's..and...well you get the picture).

Out came Matthew.

the most beautiful baby boy in the world.


and a

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To MATTHEW!! I love you little man! I sure miss you!

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Happy 1 year birthday to DREW!!!

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Just wanted to wish my cousin Jimmy, his wonderful wife Becca , and their GORGEOUS 1 year old little man Drew a HAPPY 1st!!

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To many, many , many more fun birthday's!! I enjoy seeing you grow in the pictures mommy posts of you! I sure can't wait to see how you celebrated your 1st!

Happy Birthday to you!

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Sucess in steps

McKayla's transition to the crib is going much better than expected.

She is definetly one for routines.

As long as there is one....she's good to go.

At first it was...mommy and Kayla go into the back room around 7:45 and I would lay down in our bed with her and nurse her to sleep (most nights taking up to 45 min). And then she would sleep in our bed waking up every hour and a half to 2 hours crying to nurse again.....repeat throughout night. *shakes her head*


around 7:30 I pick her up and sit with her to nurse (trying to break this part of it...but it's kinda her cue that its bedtime) out in the living room. Then when she is done, I pick her up (at this point she is already waving bye-bye to daddy) and tell her its time for bed. Time to say nite-nite to daddy and sammy. She does, blowing her sweet kisses along the way. Halfway down the hall I start singing (in my OH SO wonderful voice *smirks*) "twinkle twinkle little star". We walk into the back bedroom since the crib is in our room...shut the curtains, turn on the humidifier (for noise..I need to get something different)...all the while singing (she is humming with her head against my shoulder...and it feels like she is clinging to me getting all the snuggle time she can while she can) She loves her back to be I'll finish the song standing by her crib rubbing her back. I'll lay her down with George (the monkey), a blanket, and her body pillow IN the crib. And now she sleeps until between 3-5. WHICH Is MAJOR steps for us! :)

Can I get an AMEN?!?

Friday, February 02, 2007

Zippy's Chili For sale!!~'s my 1st fundraiser for the school!!! (I know I will rue those words one day)

Sammy's preschool has asked the parents to sell chili tickets to a local restraunt.

Each parent is asked to sell 25.

They are $6/pc ....but you get 1 and a 1/2 pounds of the most DELICIOUS (holla) chili on the island! So in support of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii I am officially one of those annoying parents that if I see you in the hallway or on the elevator chances are you'll hear from me...

"Hi, do you like chili? and would you like to support my son's preschool?"