Monday, November 9, 2009

Laying off the Halloween Candy

I told Willie the milk for the baby was in the fridge for while I was gone. Imagine the look on his face when he saw this: It was totally CLASSIC. He was a little confused for a split second and then just laughed. I'm just having a hard time keeping my paws off the boys' Halloween candy (ESPECIALLY the chocolate)!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Calling...New Blog

(These pictures are from a Time Out for Learning enrichment we had once.)

After having served for two-and-a-half years in the church calling formerly known as enrichment leader, I've been released. I got a little teary-eyed going through all of my past handouts and meeting agendas. It's been good times for sure.
BUT now I'm very excited to be working as the food storage/emergency preparedness gal! This means I'll have some pressure to get my own family prepared. Just the motivation I need, I think.

Anyway, I've started a new blog, Save and Store, with tips for saving money and being prepared. Check it out HERE if you're interested and please help me out with any ideas you've come across!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Yee Haw! It's Halloween time once again...This year we had Sheriff Jacob and Wrangler Joshua.Then there was Buckaroo Nathan.And last (but certainly not least) our littlest cowpoke, Peter.They were quite the posse!It has been fun to have my brother working up here. The boys LOVE Uncle Jason. Jason even dressed up in his cowboy gear and went with Willie to take the three older boys trick-or-treating. They went with Kai and Xavier from across the street, too.They came back with a LOAD of candy. Which they attempted to devour as fast as possible!They were sugared up in no time at all! Willie took the three boys to a scary house that was done by a family in our ward. It turns out our rugged cowboys aren't as tough as they claim to be. They came home crying (literally) with tails of horror. I'm hoping no long-term damage was done.

Peter and I stayed home and passed out the candy with my friend Jenny. By the end of the night our littlest cowboy was sure tuckered out!

Hope y'all had a safe and fun Halloween!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Life is good...

and no, Peter isn't wearing a straight jacket.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Fall!

Uncle Grant and Aunt Pam called to say they had pumpkins in the garden that were ready for picking! It was a very good thing since our pumpkins didn't grow AT ALL this year.
They each got to select their pumpkin and Uncle Grant cut it off the vine. Doesn't Jake look pleased?Josh had a hard time lifting his. I couldn't believe how big these pumpkins were for being home grown! Nathan needed help to carry his pumpkin. He loves his pumpkin and checks on it every day.Thanks Uncle Grant and Aunt Pam for being pumpkin lifesavers!Peter got a pumpkin too. Just his size!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Can't Get Enough of You BABY

Peter has his own fan club here on the home front, with Joshua being the biggest groupie.Josh loves to be about two inches from Peter's face and talk to him in a teeny, tiny baby voice. He was thrilled when Peter opened his eyes today and looked at him and listened.Nothing will make your "baby" instantly grow like bringing home another baby. (Nathan was pretending to sleep on his blanket...)When did Nathan get so big?!Brotherly love is a wonderful thing!

Monday, September 21, 2009

He's Here!!

We are thrilled to welcome our newest addition to the family! Willie and I were up early this morning. I needed to be at the hospital at 6:00 a.m. for my induction. One last pregnant picture before we headed off!I got all checked in and things went pretty fast. My doctor broke my water at 9:00 a.m., I got my epidural at 11:00 a.m., and Peter Makanaakua Kahumoku was born at 12:29 p.m.He's a big boy, weighing in at 9 pounds 10 ounces! (Boy, am I glad I got that epidural!)He is 21 inches long.And his head is 14 and 3/4. Did I mention I'm very fond of epidurals?Peter likes to suck on his fingers and has big hands... And big feet.Needless to say it was love at first sight for mom. See him trying to peek at me?Dad is just a little proud. I love how he wore his "Dad's Team" hat for the occasion.Peter got his first "bath" and was looking mighty fine. He had to get ready for his first visitors. Jenny and Sonia came to see the new baby boy.And then the real test to pass...the big brothers came to see their new little brother.They took a little peek at the baby's toes.Josh was smitten and was the first to hold "Petey" and his little "Stinky Pete."When I asked Nathan if he wanted to hold his baby brother, he said, "No, I scared of him." I assured him that Peter was just a baby and he bravely gave it a go.Jacob has never been fond of babies. He claims, "They're boring." He was more concerned with what kind of channels I got on my hospital TV. I didn't push it since he's been fighting a cold.Peter has had a busy first day and is quite a sleepy head right now. We are so happy to have him join our family! (And I'm so glad he's finally here!)

Friday, September 18, 2009


At my doctor's appointment yesterday I was diagnosed with permanent pregnancy.

Okay, so not really. But that's what it felt like when she said, "Well, you're almost at a three."


Almost a three sounds like a two to me, which is where I was a week ago. Talk about disappointing...

So, I'm scheduled to be induced Monday morning if nothing happens over the weekend. Wish me luck, I've got to get back to my jump roping!

In My Pretty Garden...

the veggies are growing!Lettuce and cabbage!Cucumbers!

The boys who picked the cucumbers!Carrots!Peas!Cherry tomatoes!Potatoes!

We've also grown (but not photographed) strawberries, cantelope, onions, corn, green beans, parsley, basil, and thyme. See the stool sunk into the dirt? That's my pregnant-mama weeding stool!

We also didn't grow watermelons, pumpkins, and peppers. Not quite sure what happened there because last year we didn't have any problems. Maybe I got them in too late.

New to the garden this year...Roses!Beautiful, sweet-smelling roses. I have to cut the flowers to appreciate them, or I guess I could lie down on the ground to get a whiff...the plants are still quite small!

I never thought I would find gardening exciting. I always thought of it as a grandma hobby. BUT I'm hooked and the boys love it almost as much as I do.