Thursday, July 31, 2008
First we picked them up at the airport. They got these flower necklaces.
The next day we went to do a fun run at the beach.
Ah Mah enjoying the music
After he finished, Ah Gu came back to walk with me and mommy and Aki
Here's me doing the toddler run
Getting my prize--a Marathon Jon bear. Now where is that guy?
The beach was empty early in the morning at Ala Moana
We helped to fill it up
Ah Mah and Ah Gong stayed on the sand with Aki
That night we had a little party at our house.
Ah Mah was busy
Uncle Jeff made me some arm pads
Uncle Dwayne, you need some of this!
Lots of relatives came over
This week we went to the Pali.
This pose lets me show you my biceps and clean my nose at the same time
The Pali is windy sometimes
I've been having lots of fun with more people around. I've been keeping up with my music.
Here's an early morning concert for Daddy and Aki.
And of course we eat a lot. Mommy had crab at Tsukiji. I had shave ice. Daddy ate everything else.
Ok, we're caught up to Tuesday! Next time, daddy disappears, and we go on a train ride! Good night!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Saturday was a busy busy day.
Big brother studying the guitarist at the KCC Farmer's Market
This looks like fun, when can I do this?
I guess I have to learn how to do this first
We went to Aunty Kiyomi's house, and I got a present!
Later we went to see this ukulele player at the shopping center. Owen liked it a lot, or at least the first 20 minutes!
I thought it was pretty good too
On Sunday we went to dinner at Uncle JT's house.
Here is Owen working on his core. This move is called the Snail.
Owen played the harmonica while I slept
On Tuesday we had our first guest in our new place, Aunty Shellie!
Mommy's nice too
Today we went to Queens Beach. The water was too rough for me to go in, but Owen did a little wading in the waves. Later we went to the aquarium. The AC was broken so I just walked around outside with mama. That always makes me sleepy. Here's some of what Owen saw:
Not a touch tank
Lau'ipala from the book grandma got us
What visit would be complete without Owen seeing a diver...
Very small giant clams
Ok, that's enough updating for me. I have to go to sleep now so that I can wake up in the wee hours of the morning. Bye!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Monday we went to the Bishop Museum. They had whales, but not just any whales... scary robot whales!
Tuesday we tried to go to a stroller exercise class like back in MA, but the Tuesday class got canceled. Too bad. I got to play at the park and then we went to art class. I came out all covered in shiny glitter!
Because we couldn't go to the stroller class on Tuesday, we went Wednesday. It was at the beach! Good thing mommy didn't have to push the stroller on the beach. After the beach we met Kung Kung, Grandma, and Uncle JT for lunch at Uncle Dan's favorite food court in the whole world, Makai Marketplace.
Yesterday we went to the park with a new friend, Dayton, and his little sister Saige. Mommy met their mommy "on line". We went back to the beach again today with them. I had a lot of fun swimming in the ocean.
Wow, this week went by fast! I'm having fun hanging out with my grandparents, chasing the cats, and running around the house. I'm so glad we're here in Hawaii for a few more weeks...
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Today we took a break from boring shopping to hit the beach. Uncle Jeff came over and we went down to see some tidepools at Sandy Beach. Only problem was, the tide was coming in, and we didn't get to see too many pools. That was okay though-- Daddy wasn't quick enough to catch fish with his net, and Uncle Jeff wasn't too lucky with his fishing pole.
Instead I splashed around in the water, rode some waves, dug the sand, and played with the hermit crabs that Kung Kung caught for me. Uncle Jeff finally caught a tiny fish using the pole and the net, then Kung Kung caught a couple more fishies with just his net and his patience.
We took lots of pictures of the beach, but no time to put them up today. Maybe tomorrow? Good night!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
We also have a temporary new home base...in Hawaii! That's right, we are here in Hawaii, in my ancestral homeland, hanging out for a month while daddy works at the local hospital and we get to play with Kung Kung and grandma. Mommy is here too.
Instead of recapping our Fourth of July festivities from over a week ago, take a look at the pictures from then on our Flickr Photos site. Suffice it to say, we had a great time with the parade, carnival rides, fireworks, and even another "fun" run.
We've gotten settled a little into Hawaii, but more on that in upcoming posts. Kung Kung has a Zen-like patience with his dial-up internet connection, so we may be experimenting with "mo-blogging" too. Hopefully we will get a chance to put up some pictures too...
Friday, July 04, 2008
My bubble straw
The gymboree bubble blower
While we were blowing bubbles, mommy took Aki to see some badminton. My aunty and uncles from the OC were here playing. Congrats to Aunty Cee, Uncle Phillip and Uncle Ryan.