Friday, January 7

Christmas 2010

We spent Christmas eve at the Skaff's house.
I busted out the santa trucker hat that my roomates and I made many years ago.
Hanalei is so stinkin adorable in it!
Christmas this year was pretty great! We didn't spend a ton of money cause we are really trying to save our pennies. Plus with a new baby and moving in to a bigger place soon, we are going to be spending enough!

One of Hanalei's favorite gifts from grandma. She played with it all morning.
note the bananas in the background. Our neighbors gave us them because they knew Hanalei loves them.
Foam letters and numbers to nurture Hanalei's love of learning
Daddy and Hanalei playing catch with the wrapping paper balls. You can see her ball on the top of the picture. Good shot ehe?
She loved the shirt Grandma gave her, but she kept calling it a dress. WHenn I opened a shirt from my mom for myself Hanalei grabbed it and put it up to herself saying "dress".
The pants were a little big but she still wanted to wear them that day!

Not hte best Picture of me but you can see my belly a little.
Rusty and I got each other games. We have played both already and had a lot of fun!


When we got back from our trip we were greeted with some pretty hairy weather. So Breanne and I were on the hunt for indoor activities. I wasn't sure how Hanalei would do. She really enjoyed it.

Breanne Jonny and baby bump
Hanalei and Jonny did pretty good taking turns
At the end Hanalei grabbed a heavier, pinker ball. Who's kid is this?
She knew the heavier ball would be an advantage in knocking over more pins
One game was sufficient for Hanalei. Jonny happily finished her game for her.

20 and 21 months...slacker

I know I am way behind. I blame the holidays, traveling and the two kids that suck the energy out of me. Hanalei is still growing and learning like crazy. She pretty much talks faster than I can keep up with. She still is signing which helps me interpret some of her unclear words. She loves the signing videos and requests them multiple times during the day.
Because of the signing videos she has shown interest in learning colors, numbers, and letters. She has somewhat mastered her basic colors and is now really soaking up numbers. I bought foam numbers for the bath and we practice every night. It is hillarious. She will sometimes skip a number then repeat the same number 4x. Every now and then she surprises me with a perfect count to ten, then she cheers for her self. Saying "job" for good job! Don't you just want to squeeze her!

As I was putting away dishes one day I discovered this little friend in our blender
Hanalei was in heaven
This was a rare find at the tide pools. I have never seen a sand doller in Hawaii. Infact Breanne picked it up thinking it was a rock. Pretty awesome.
We drove down to the zoo for a day of animals. Jonny and Hanalei were making all the noises for all the animals. They even made up noises for the giraffe. It sounded a lot like a lion. When we got there it was closed because a big water pipe broke. So we went to the aquarium.
It is no fun getting sick especially in your eye.
SHe had to get drops in her eyes every three hours for a week. Poor her and poor me.
A few pics I missed from the trip.
She had a lot of fun with her daddy, even in the coldy snow.
doesn't Rusty look handsome?!
Hanalei thought cutting cookies was fun, but Grandma's M&M dispenser was ever better.
The biggest change for Hanalei was getting rid of her baby crib and getting a big girl bed.
She always wants to help.
This needed a little tweaking...perfect!
Now for the real important work, putting together the toddler bed, and ripping this foam in to teeny tiny pieces.
The First night she took her time falling asleep. She didn't cry, but she was too excited to sleep. The next day for her nap I was really nervous. She cried and cried. I set a time limit for when I would go get her. 20 min later this is what I found. Success! Woo Hoo!
One of Hanalei's favorite words is silly. And one of her favorite people is daddy. Silly Daddy!

We sure do LOVE this Girl!