Friday, February 24, 2012
Okay finally back to the countdown...I love the diversity in Hawaii. I love that we are the only white people on our block. I love that it is so normal to my children, that they don't see a difference. And it makes it easy to spot my children playing in the neighborhood too because they're the really pale ones or the blond ones. I've learned so much about other cultures...traditions, foods, languages.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sunday we took an amazing drive up the North Shore of Oahu with my bestest friend and her bestest friend who was visiting from the mainland. Great times. Good conversation. Shopping. Yum-o food. Amazing scenery. If you want to take a road trip on our island, this is about as close as you can get.I brought my older munckins and she brought her youngest munkin. They all did great considering how many stops we made. Our first one being a place we'll call the "keyhole"...only because I can't remember the real name for it. All I can say is beautiful and the power of those waves left me a little nervous and a lot in awe.
Then we stopped at the shrimp trucks...yes I did just say shrimp trucks. They actually farm these humongous shrimp and prawns in these little ponds and then steam them or toss them in tons of butter and garlic...either way delicious. I stole these pictures off the internets only because I didn't take any pictures, but these look just like what we experienced.
And then we ended up in Hale'iwa town for a little shopping and dinner. Great memories!
Not sure why this blog thing is so hard to keep up with these days. But finding "free" time these days gets harder and harder to find. So here I go again on a little catch up. We have been doing a lot of our Hawaii "bucket list" things these days and then just some fun homeschooling things too. So here we go.
previous years to get the idea.
previous years to get the idea.
So a little bit about what our Lainey-Lou is up to these days. Besides the usual - lots of smiles, lots of crawling around, screaming when Ansley gets in her space, getting into everything, pulling up and cruising around furniture and eating like a champ; she has also started being a little mimic and repeats things like "uh-oh", "da-da", "ma-ma", "nigh-nigh", "ba-ba". And she has 5 teeth that she likes to use on anything she can get her mouth on...not so fun when it's your finger or shoulder. She still picks up everything she can find on the floor and puts it in her mouth....thankfully I have figured out a better system to keeping my floors clean to cut down on what she ingests...but seriously, I do have 4 children. So I've also mastered the finger swipe when I see her chomping on something too. The boys love to make her laugh and Ansley just loves her to pieces.
This little girl is growing up fast. We're so thankful for this little squirt.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Ansley wanted to put barrettes in her hair all by herself. What I didn't realize was that she wanted to put ALL the barrettes she owned in her hair. And yes, she did go out in public like this because one day it will matter to her how she looks to other people. For right now I can enjoy the fact that she could care less.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Okay, this post is going to be a major catch up post. So bear with me...
A few weeks ago we did a family hike to go see Pele's chair. It was overcast which ended up being a blessing because it wasn't so stinkin' hot.
Such fun times...it will be nice to be able to see family more often once we move back to the mainland.