Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hanging out at Ko Olina

Jackson is still pretty timid when it comes to the beach. I am still timid when it comes to taking 5 kids to the beach by myself :) So the solution is Ko Olina lagoons. The kids spent the morning "surfing" and playing in the sand. I spent the afternoon cleaning as they were exhausted and took LONG naps!!!

It's A Date

Even with the chaos of Residency and 5 little ones, we try to make the time once a month to go on a date just the two of us. It's hard to believe that we only have 3 years left here. Because time has a way of flying by we have been intentional about seeing some of the sights. I have not been to Pearl Harbor since I was here on my Senior trip, so we headed out for the afternoon. It was good ol' Souther food and sweet tea and then a trip to the memorial. It was a wonderful afternoon and once again we were reminded of those who have given their lives so that we may have freedom.


One fun thing about home schooling is getting out of the every day routine and doing something different. They are filming the Pirates of the Carribean here on Oahu and we were able to go see the Black Pearl. We drew treasure maps, learned about pirates and dressed up to go see the famous ship.

Happy 4th of July

Yes, I am a little late, but hey, I can't do it all :) It was fun celebrating the 4th of July together. hamburgers, hot dogs, corn, watermelon...BUT the kids enjoyed the fireworks the most!!!

We love visitors!

One perk of being stationed in Hawaii is that we can talk people into coming out to visit. We had a fabulous time with Neill and Karen. We were able to sneak out without the kids for some sushi. Just hang out a bit and spent a day on Kaneohe Bay. They are a true blessing to us and we loved having them here.

Jackson turns 3 1/2 !!!

Buzz Lightyear and Woody!!! Toy Story was the theme of Jackson's half birthday. His real day is January 1st. He is really coming into his own and it's fun to watch him gain confidence and grow. He had a wonderful day. We took all the kids to see a movie and then pizza and cake to wrap up the day. He adds so much joy to our family and we couldn't imagine life without him.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mykah turns 4 1/2!!!

Mykah's birthday is December 26th so we wanted to celebrate when it wasn't in the mix of all the holiday activities. She had so much fun. I always let the kids choose what the theme is to be and she wanted princess Tiana from Princess and the Frog. We started the day with the usual birthday breakfast and then spent the day celebrating. She had so much fun and we were able open gifts with Grandma and Nana on Skype.