Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, America!

We spent the day celebrating Jake's birthday at Uncle Joel and Aunty Alison's house. Owen and I had fun splashing around in the wading pool. I made a new friend, Eve. She's Jake's cousin.

My new friend, Eve
Don't we look like twins?

Traffic jam
Owen and I loved playing with Jake's toys. Oops, traffic jam.

Family, Owen, Aki
After nap, we headed on over to Uncle Jeff's new place for more swim time...

Then we had dinner....

Fireworks viewed from Kaka'ako
and fireworks!

Fireworks viewed from Kaka'ako
We had an awesome view of the fireworks off Magic Island.

Fireworks viewed from Kaka'ako
This one is Owen's favorite because it's green.

Here's Owen showing his newly acquired Jedi moves.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More visitors!

A couple of weeks ago, Uncle Greg, Aunty Susan, Alana, and Maile came to visit from California. We had so much fun at the beach BBQ and swimming at Uncle Roger's new place. Alana and Maile also came over to our house to play and have dinner with us.

Kids table
Maile, Alana, Owen, and I having dinner at our the kids' table.

It's crowded in here!
After dinner, our parents thought it would be fun if we kids took a bath all together. It's was crowded but we made the best of it!

We can't wait for you all to move here to Hawaii!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Father's Day Visitors and Kung Kung's Birthday

Lots of friends and family came to visit us this past month. On Father's Day, Uncle Steven, Auntie Jeanie, and our cousins Mia and Sean joined us at the pancake breakfast. Then we went to the Honolulu Academy of Arts to check out their Fishies-themed Family Sunday.

Mia getting some air
Here's Mia getting some air while we waited for the museum to open.

Aki fishing at Academy of Arts
Mama helping me catch some fish.

Thanks, Mia and Sean, for coming out to play with us! We wished we could have spent more time together!

Coincidentally, Father's Day was also Kung Kung's birthday! It turns out Uncle Gregston, Aunty Hiroko, and our cousins, Ashley and Brandon were also in town visiting from Houston. They came over with Aunty Gwen (Kung Kung's sister) and Uncle George to help us celebrate.

Celebrating Father's Day and Kung Kung's birthday
Dinner to celebrate Father's Day and Kung Kung's Birthday.

Kids table
There wasn't enough room on the big table. Owen and I loved having our own table with Ashley and Brandon.

Blowing out candles on Kung Kung's birthday
Happy Birthday, Kung Kung!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Mama's Biology Class

As you may know, mama's teaching Biology this summer. And she's been taking her students on a field trip once a week. This past week, they went to the Living Art Marine Center. I heard it was quite an adventure since the school did not have any more busses, so the students had to catch a city bus. And it was all the way across town!

In any case, the field trip was hugely successful. Here are some fun pictures from her trip.

Our favorite fish friend, Nemo!

Sea stars
Sea stars

Hermit crab
Hermit crabs

Cowry shells for Aki and Owen
Mama decorate a cowry shell for us. Here's the before picture.

Finished cowry shell
And the finished shells. Owen and I love them!

Maybe mama should take us on the next field trip too!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Music time

This past Wednesday was my last music class for the summer. Here's a video showing how much I have in class with Aunty Amie.

Have a great weekend! Owen and I are looking forward to seeing fireworks just like in "Olivia Forms a Band"