Saturday, December 26

9 Months

I know your thinking...didn't she just turn 8 months. Well, I am just slow to blog these days. Our computer is in the same room that she sleeps in, SO it makes it tricky.
Today is a blog day...Many posts to come!
Things I am doing:
  • Making funny noises, lots of spit
  • giving mom zerberts
  • climbing stairs
  • putting my foot up in the air if I want to climb or get up

Things I Love:
  • Climbing, any and every thing in sight
  • Still love kitty, birds, and some dogs
  • Bike rides
  • Daddy, now that he is home more, he's growing on me
  • My new piano
  • Stacking cups
  • Riding in my car
  • Swings
  • Balls
  • Balloons

Things I don't love:
  • Ear infections
  • Fevers that wake me up all through the night
  • When the doctors take my temperature...down there
  • My mom putting bows in my hair
  • When people get a little too loud, it makes me cry

Friday, December 18


I blame Rusty. Hanalei decided that she didn't want to eat baby food anymore. Who would blame her. But what the heck was I going to feed her now? So I looked online for recipes. I found a pretty cool site. I tried three different recipes.
The first one was a teething biscuit recipe. I cut them into hearts and they turned out pretty cute. I didn't take a picture...oops. She liked these but they weren't worthy of a meal supplement.

The Next thing I tried was sweet potato fries. She hated them. Way too much work for her to just smash them with her fingers.

The last one I tried from this site was baby meat balls. I used ground turkey and added the sweet potato fries she didn't like. You use wheat germ and baby cereal instead of bread crumbs. She really liked these. SO finally I had success.

These next two are my own genius. I was able to sneak in some baby food to my baby by adding baby cereal and baby food to a smoothie. If you use squash or sweet potato it doesn't make it taste weird. She really likes this. If you have excess smoothie you can freeze it in an ice cube tray then put them in a ziplock baggie for later use. So easy!

This one i like to eat too. I cut up an apple then put a couple slices in a bowl with water a cinnamon. Cut it in the micro for just over a min. or until soft. Then cut it into cubes. It taste so stinkin good. I usually put them in some baby cereal and shake it until they are coated. Then Hanalei can grab them easier.
It's a good thing Hanalei is so cute, cause she is a lot of work! I'm sure she is trying to say, "Thanks Mom"

Monday, December 7

The Eddie

Hanalei familiarizes herself with the board she will be riding in a few months.
On December 6th and 7th, the waves at Waimea Bay were massive. Some even had 40 foot faces. For the first time in 5 years, the Eddie Aikau surf competition was held. The whole island and many others rushed to the North Shore. Naturally, our minds turned to money, so we sold bottles of water to the thirsty visitors at a 75% profit margin.
This is the view from our neighbor's house.
Kelly Slater catches a bomb of a wave.
Our Elder's Quorum President air drops into a 40 footer.

Tuesday, December 1

Hey Blue Eyes!

A phrase Hanalei hears almost daily. Many times from strangers walking on the bike path. Her eyes really are stunning and its the first thing people comment on when they see her.

Thursday, November 26

8 Months

Things I'm Doing Now:

*I can stand all on my own
*I am!
*I am eating baby food again
*Sleeping better at night(I get up to eat @ 4)
*Climbing up the step to our house
*Climbing onto my chair, then standing on it

Things I Love:
*My Kitty, birds, dogs (from a distance)
*Bike Rides
*That's not My Puppy book
*Knocking Down the Blocks
*Walking with Mom or Dad holding my hands
*Baby Signing Time! (I would watch it all day!)
*Mom's Cinnamon rolls...yum!

Things I no likey:
*When mom leaves my sight
*my face wiped
*one of our neighbors...I won't mention names but he makes me cry every time I see him)

Monday, November 9

Halloween...all month

The first Pictures started in California With Aubrey. Sallie was going to leave the next fay so we woke both babies from a dead sleep to get the shoot in.
Aubrey handled it a little better than Hanalei

We got a few good ones of both
Cutest little bugs you ever did see
Next we had the Halloween party for Mother's group
Hanalei's first experience with candy
Edible bug
With friends Corbin (Scooby) and Tara
Now She is getting the hang of it
Ladybug Infestation
Hanalei and Lily
Next was the Ward Trunk-or-Treat

A lot of people went all out on decorating their trunks

Marching in the parade with her Daddy, I mean Raphael
Lastly we carved our pumpkin on Halloween day
Dad wasn't sure he wanted her to dive in to the mess
She had so much fun squishing and pulling the slimy stuff
so many fun textures
Of course eating it was fun too
It did make a big mess but nothing a little water and soap couldn't handle

7 months

Hi there!
Things I'm doing now:
Eating finger foods all by my self
Sitting up
Pulling my self up on everything!
waking up way too much in the night wanting to eat!
Look what I can do Grandma!
Things I love:
Paper (eating & ripping)
sticks and rocks
Mommy and Daddy
screaming happy noises
singing and reading
games like peek-a-boo, and pat-a-cake
Things I don't like:
When mom leaves my sight
falling, but i do it all the time
getting my diaper changed

I love standing on daddy's hand.

Friday, November 6

The Reason for the Trip

Sallie, Ray, Aiden and Aubrey
Wilcox and Mc Arthur Families
Scotty and Garrett
Andrew and Warren
Poor Jen broke her toe while I was visiting.
Shelly Me and Hanalei, I brought this poor girl into the family.
This is what the family started as. Two Parents and 7 crazy kids
And this is what we look like now.
The whole lot of us. Only People missing were Rusty, Dave's Jenny and their kids
Correction...Many are missing...Boyd, Wes, Zach, and Carina were not there either.
I am so grateful for the temple and my Eternal Family! It was such a special day. I was so glad I could be a part of it.