Sunday, June 27, 2010

Family and Good Times!

Its been a while since i posted. We had family fly up, and things got a bit hectic. Jeff's mom, Auntie, and Gram ma came up to visit from Hawaii. Jeff's mom had yet to meet her gran daughters till now. It was nice to see the kids interacting with her and getting in some special time. Its rare now a days when a Great Gram ma gets the chance to meet her Great Grand kids! We went to the Children's Museum, The Zoo, Shopping, and just on the go! I can only h handle so much stimulation before i get cranky and drained. We had a lot of fun though!
Lei and Kaia at the children's museum.
JJ at the zoo! He had such a great time. It rained a bit, but since it was cool out, all the animals were out! So we got some amazing pics of them!
To most this is just a dandelions. But for JJ this is the flower he picked for his Gramma! Its so sweet! She was telling me how Jeff would pick the same flowers for her!
JJ and Uncle Matt at the Zoo. JJ was all about Uncle Matt (my husbands baby brother) the entire time! It was borderline obsessive. lol. JJ would do anything Uncle Matt told him to do, and would go anywhere Uncle Matt went! After Matt went home JJ had some withdrawals. He cried for him for a couple nights. Then he started to understand that Matt would be back in a couple weeks for the family reunion.
Uncle Matt with JJ on the tractor!

Uncle Matt and JJ "measuring up to the different species of bears.

With this dinosaur comes a funny (now) story. There was a sign leading up to it that stated "WARNING spitting ahead" we thought it was just a silly sign... till we saw the dinosaur actually spit!! It spit off to the side just before I took this pic.  Naturally we thought we were safe. I had JJ in front of me in the stroller. Strapped in. No way to run. The dinosaur turned its massive ugly head and did the unexpected. Yup! That's Right! He spit on JJ! Poor kid was freaked! I was laughing at it, but JJ couldn't find the humor in it. We continued down the path to another set of dinosaurs. These too had the same warning. No worries this time! we knew to be on our guard. Too bad they failed to point out the dinosaurs hiding in the bushes that were going to spray us as we walked by.... REPEATEDLY! JJ had enough at that time. He was quivering  and on the verge of tears. Thankfully this wonderful guide noticed and asked if i would like to exit out a side door. She saved my sons dreams from being filled with massively ugly spitting dinosaurs, and saved me from having to share the bed with him! Poor guy repeated every time we walked into a new exhibit- "No dinosaurs mommy!". Now he finds it funny, but at the time...not so much!

So that's a quick run down of the past couple of weeks. Hope everyone else also had a great couple of weeks!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday (late)

Aunty Jan and Leidibug

Karen (Jeffs mom) Grandma Mizu (Jeffs Grmma) Aunty Jan (Jeffs Aunty)

Karen, Matt (Jeffs bro) JJ and Gramma Mizu.

Leilani and Grandma

JJ and Grandma

Monday, June 14, 2010

A rare moment.

 So I was able to get some rare photos of my kiddos, in their sunday best non the less! I thought I would share them with you!

Leilani was being silly. I was trying to get the pretty poofy dress sitting down pic,
But this was the closest I could get.
Then magic happened...
Not only did my camera cooperate,
But the kids did too!
This is how I want to remember my kids,

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Birthday JJ! (yesterday)

 My little boy is 3! A whole 3 yrs old now! He has hit the point where he is not a toddler anymore. He is a child! A child with imagination, and personality! For his birthday he took cookies to school. He was so excited to share them with all of his friends! His teachers made him a crown with the number 3 on it, and he was very proud of this crown!

Welcome to the world JJ!
3 months old

1 year old

18 months

2 years
2 1/2
3 yrs old!

I am so proud of you! You are such an amazing son who makes me smile everyday with the things you say! Thank you for lighting up my life!
~I love you~

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thank you JJ, for reminding me.

Oh the joy of an almost 3 yr old. Im not being sarcastic either. I am being genuine. I am amazed at how much his little brain holds. The other day he climbs in the van and begins counting in spanish, out of nowhere! I was amazed and bewilderd. My amazing son is so smart, and is getting smarter everyday. Pre-school has opened new learning experiances to him. He has a best friend at school now too... "SHE likes to ride horses and say giddy up mom!" My heart melted! He likes her! I see the eagerness to play when I drop him off, and the sadness when he has to come home. He walks off the play ground, telling each friend "Goodbye! I will see you tomorrow!" they all call out back to him with goodbyes. My son has friends! I have never had more joy than I do now! To see how happy he is wit his friends, and how he is learning to have healthy relationships. He will take this with him his whole life. Using these experiances to shape his future. My son makes me so happy. I love you JJ. You have made me so proud!

First sushi! mmmm.... he likes eel!

We hung out at papa's today with Devons nanny and her 10 yr old son. I always take pleasure in how dirty my son gets. See, I belive that if your not dirty, you didnt have enough fun! He came back to me covered in mud, across his face, in his hair. Wet shoes, a hole in his jeans, and best of all, a huge smile and stories galore! He held a spider, found an obese snail that couldn't get in his shell, imaginary wolves and the neighbor. He told me he was "exploring"... I smiled and with bright eyes he told me all that he discovered! This is what parenting is all about! Seeing the excitement in his eyes, the amazement of what was out there. To him, the "forest" is a whole new world. It took me back to when I was a child, marching through my grandpas forest in the backyard. The deer, and the owl. The hazelnut tree, and the stinging nettle. I remember the amazment I felt when I would go "exploring".  Im so greatful that my son can experiance this too. He has helped me get my childhood back a little. I guess children are gods little reminder to all of us who may have forgotten how incredibly amazing the smallest things can be. Thank you son, for reminding me.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday