Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy 27th Birthday, Zui!

Zui turned 27 today! To start off the day he got donuts and hot chocolate for breakfast. Presents included a pair of rollerblades, a Disney songbook, and a Jack Johnson songbook.
We had a nice long date, thanks to the Johansson's. We saw the movie "The Dark Knight" (way awesome!), followed by dinner at Tonyromas. The ribs were soo good! I didn't think I was a really big ribs fan, but now I think I want to go there for my birthday, too :) They gave Zui a free dessert, a brownie icecream sundae.
At Tonyromas they had a magician walk around to all the tables and do a little show. It was so cool!
I was completely sold on all the tricks, but Zui said he figured them all out.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Waimea Bay

It was Zui's Dad's birthday on Saturday, and all he wanted was to go to Waimea with his family and jump off the rock.
Ethan and Anjuli love playing together.
Ethan thought it was really fun to throw wet sand at Uncle Zui.

Big Sister Love

Anjuli is really loving being a big sister. If she could talk (and be understood) I think this is what she would say: "Okay Zy Zy, time to play blocks" "Hey, you can't suck your fingers, only I can!"
"Oh, spit up? No problem, I got the burp cloth"
"I can make you laugh like no one else"
"Sure do love you"

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This Little Piggy

Lately we've been playing "This Little Piggy" with Anjuli. Then a few days later I saw her doing it to Zion! She picks up his foot and wiggles his toes back and forth while saying "dis..."followed by some jibberish. Anjuli just loves being a little Mommy to Zy Zy.
Zy Zy and Big Sister. Anjuli sure loves her little brother!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Playtime with Daddy

After we went to Caleb's baby luau we came home with this little party blow toy that Zion just loved!
Zy Zy at 5 months
Zy Zy sure loves to play with his Daddy

Tattoo Time

We went to a baby luau for our friend Caleb. They had a huge inflatable jumper (which Anjuli loved), magic show, and tattoo artist. Everyone except Anjuli got one--she didn't like the lady drawing on her leg.
Zy Zy got little turtles going up his leg.
Zui got a cool surfer dude, and I got stars! Fun stuff :)

Monday, August 18, 2008


Another Saturday morning at the beach. Anjuli really loves this beach because the water is so calm and shallow.Daddy and Zy Zy
Zion fell asleep IN the water!

Pulama I Na Keiki

Anjuli is part of a Hawaiian education program called "Pulama I Na Keiki," which means "cherish the children." Vanessa, our educator, comes several times a month to work with Anjuli and make sure she is hitting all her milestones so she'll be ready for school (in a few years :) Here Vanessa is teaching Anjuli how to paint water onto tissue paper so the colors bleed onto the white page. I love that the program is free and they come to MY home! What a deal!
Vanessa gave me a good idea: fill a bucket with soapy water and add a few drops of food coloring. Then let your kids wash your windows! Anjuli and her friend Aiden had a great time doing this!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Marker Nose and Fish Lips

Anjuli loves markers, can you tell? She figured out how nicely the marker fits up her nose!
Wow! I love giving my body a little color!
Anjuli discovered how to do fish lips!

Look! I roll over!

Zion rolled over for the first time on Wednesday! Now he loves rolling over, but gets frustrated when he can't roll back the other way. Anjuli is thrilled to see her little brother moving around and getting older :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Crib Climber Continued...

Anjuli sure loves her little brother!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Makeup Man

While I was doing my makeup I gave Zion my eyeliner pencil so he wouldn't be grabbing at the blue flowers...well I didn't think he'd be able to get the lid off! I looked down and saw my little man wearing makeup :)

Crib Climber

This is Anjuli's new favorite thing to do! She loves finding Zion in the crib, and climbing up to say "hi!"

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mr. Style

Just call me Mr. Style! Zion got this cute outfit from my sister Julie. Thanks, Juje!

My Dishes Helper

Anjuli loves the word "dishes" just as much as she loves the word "movie." Whenever I say, "Anjuli, you want to help Mommy with the dishes?" she gets all squealy and starts jumping up and down. It's really good for me, too, since it helps me keep on top of the pile up. We make a great team!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Iroquois Point

Saturday we tried out a new beach--Iroquois Point. It is really a beautiful beach, complete with a playground set right on the sand. But... it is super windy! We thought maybe it was just that day that winds were blowing like crazy, but we talked to a few people and they said it's usually really windy there. It was so windy we could hardly do anything--our lunch kept flying away, as well as our other belongings, and Zion just cried the whole time. Now I understand why the beach was pretty much empty on a beautiful Saturday... We saw this submarine go right on by us!
Zui had a fun time boogie boarding, even though the waves were so choppy.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Favorite Flowers

Whenever I change Zion in the bathroom he always grabs at the fake flowers. This time he knocked over the whole vase!

The Best Husband

Last night was a late one for me, with both kids waking up during the night. So Zui took the morning off and let me go back to sleep. When I woke up, this is where I found him, reading books to the kids--after he'd already taken them for a walk. I have the best husband!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Squeeze That Fat

Pretty Girl

Anjuli got this outfit from Aunty Lory! Maybe I'm biased, but I sure think Anjuli is a pretty girl. She is getting so fun now. She really loves it when I sing "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree." I'm clearly not a singer, but she loves it so much that when I'm done she'll say "please" to have me sing it again. Unreal! I can't believe someone wants me to sing!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Tosh Johansson

This is Tosh! I am now babysitting him everyday from 7 to 12. He is really a great kid. It works out really well, although Anjuli is not the nicest to him just yet. I think she feels threatened when he plays with her toys, plus she is now competing for my attention with another kid. Here he is enjoying my blueberry muffins :)

Anjuli is in the "don't take my picture!" phase... so here she is saying "noooo"
Anjuli likes to "help" Tosh drink from his sippy cup. Whenever Tosh lies down to drink his juice Anjuli has to sit next to him and play with his hair. Anjuli is getting kinda used to having him around. Yesterday Tosh was sick so he stayed home. At breakfast Anjuli was being fussy. We said, "Anjuli what do you want? Do you want milk? no. Do you want cheerios? no. Do you want Tosh? yeah!!!