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.