Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Happy Birthday Mama!

We went out to dinner tonight and then came back to our house.

Mama, Owen and Aki
Grandma picked up mama's chocolate birthday cake and Aki led us in singing her happy birthday.

Aki blew out Mama's candle before she was ready
Aki helped Mama blow out her candle before she was ready.

Second chance at the candle
Mama had a second chance and I helped her

Not just a big card...
She didn't just get a big card...

Happy Birthday to you, mama! We love you!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Here are the jack-o-lanterns mommy and daddy carved over the weekend.

Daddy carved bats for Aki
Daddy carved bats for me

Mama carved a dragon for Owen
Mama carved a dragon for Owen

This year, Owen dressed up as a Dragonaut and I was Lulu from Ladybug Girl. Owen started the day with a Halloween Parade with the senior class at his school.

Owen's ghost
Owen's ghost on the class bulletin board. Can you tell he loves dragons?

Kindergarteners going into Seto Hall
Kindergarteners all lined up

After school, we all rushed home to have a quick dinner with our neighbors and buddies, Luke and Chloe. As soon as it was dark enough out, daddy took us around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat.

Aki getting ready
Here I am getting ready, making sure I have everything I need for the journey

Trick or treating bunch
After we were all ready, we took off!

About an hour and 3 streets later, we returned with our pumpkins filled with treats. Owen says he loves all different kinds of candy. My favorites are the M&Ms. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another fun and busy weekend

Owen and I had a blast visiting the SOEST Open House at UH on Friday and Saturrday. Our favorite part was watching the Explosive Eruptions every 20 minutes.

We also went to the UH Homecoming Football Game to support Kung Kung and the Alumni Band. We got there early to do the Keiki activities before the game. Here, Owen and I are showing off our tattoos.

We also had yummy brunch with Aunty Noriko.
With Aunty Noriko at the Pineapple Room

And I helped Hannah and Hans celebrate their birthdays on the train ride from Ewa to Kahe Point.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin time!

After weeks of sticky humid and hot weather, it's finally getting cooler down. Owen and I are having fun celebrating fall Hawaiian style.

We checked out a pumpkin patch not too far from our house. There were so many pumpkins! Which one should we get?

After we picked out our pumpkins, we rode on the hayride and chowed down on yummy lunch at the farm.

Spam musubis!

Fresh squeezed lemonade.

We can't wait for Halloween!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Hot and muggy September

We spent most of September in the water since it was super hot and humid.

Aki shooting her daddy
I was taking aim at Daddy with the water shooter.

Owen tunneling through under boogie board ceiling
Owen and Alana digging sand tunnel.

Pretty princess
I went to my first Princess party for my friend Hannie.

Owen showing off his pirate hat
Owen dressed up as a pirate.

For Daddy's birthday, we went on our first camping trip at Bellows.

Our Coleman Instant Tent
I helped Daddy set up the tent.

Owen as a turtle
Owen and Alana dug more sand tunnels.

Island boy
Happy Birthday, Daddy! We love you!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Catching up from summer adventures

We've been busy bees the past few months.

Mommy, Owen, and I were all in summer school. As soon as school gets out, we went on two big airplanes to visit Ronak, Naina, Aunty Sarita, and Uncle Sameer.

Owen and Ronak went to Summer Camp, while I took mommy and Daddy sightseeing around Boston.

The boys getting ready for Mud Day.

Me riding on the mama duck at Boston Public Garden.

After the week in Boston, we went to visit more friends and family in California. We spent time hanging out with Ah Mah and Ah Gong, eating yummy food.

Aki had fun cooking with Mia and Aunty Jeanie.

Ronak came to LegoLand with us!

We loved visiting the San Diego Zoo with Emmie and Andrew.

We spent the last leg of our trip up in Northern California to celebrate Aunty Melissa and Uncle Jason's wedding. It was so much fun.

Owen digging in the sand.

Mommy and me at Mission San Juan Bautista.

Mommy and her college roomates.

Jason and Melissa during toast
Yay for Uncle Jason and Aunty Melissa.

Making s'mores
I loved the roasted marshmallows.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

June Happenings

Lots happened this month.

Owen driving Luke's power wheel tractor
Owen learned how to drive.

Owen and Kung Kung, 76 years young
We celebrated Kung Kung's birthday.

Owen's first day at Iolani
Owen's first day at new his school.

Owen and Aki pretending to be turtles
Owen and I pretended to be turtles.

Fathers and their children
Uncle Jon and Aunty Lisa came to visit with Lani and Nathan. We celebrated Fathers' day alond with Uncle Greg's family. 9 years after medical school... and this is the result.

Girls with the purple popsicles
Girls just want to have fun.

I also started swim lessons at Leahi Swim School. We've been going swimming every weekend to help me practice my skills. And I went on my first field trip - a train ride. Owen was jealous he didn't get to come with us. Mama promised she'll take us one day so Owen can have a chance to ride on the train himself.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Maui Adventure

In honor of Memorial Day, the whole family took a short plane ride to Maui, the Valley Isle.

Family with the Iao Needle
We went to the Iao Needle.

Coming down the stairs from Iao
Owen and I walked up and down by ourselves!

Enjoying their guri guri
It wouldn't be Maui without Guri Guri.

Kung Kung's first home in Waiehu
We also visited Kung Kung's old house.

Owen feeding goats
And visited the Surfing Goats Dairy Farm where we got to feed the goats...

Eating fresh goat cheese with potato chips
...then snacked on fresh goat cheese with potato chips and fresh goat milk. Yum!

Having lunch at 7000 feet
Afterwards, we had lunch at 7000 ft at the Haleakala Visitor Center.

Owen and Aki at the Visitor Center Headquarters
Relaxing after lunch.

Haleakala summit
At the top of Maui.

Mama, Grandma, and Aki at the top of Maui
It was chilly!

Sunset from Kamaole I
Beautiful sunset at Kihei.

At the Maui Ocean Center
Fun at the Maui Ocean Center.

Owen and I can't wait to go back to Maui again!