Wednesday, May 25, 2011


My little man turned 4 on Monday, so on Sunday afternoon we had a little family party. Den'ja requested a Power Ranger theme. Yep, you read that right, Power Ranger. I blame an old 18 minute long VHS circa 1994 that he discovered at my mom's house. Oh yeah, and the red ranger costume that resides in the dress up arsenal. Are these guys even around anymore?! When I asked the lady at the bakery if they made Power Ranger cakes she kind of laughed a little and said, "Not, anymore". Hmmm, so I of course turned to good old Etsy. I love that people are so giving of their talents. Isn't it a neat way to share something you are good at? I had party circles and invitations custom made and was very pleased with how they turned out. I found cute little water bottles at Michaels for a buck a piece and filled them with Den'ja's favorite candy: Sweedish fish, Gumballs, Tootsie rolls, and Dove chocolates. Yum!

He was completely spoiled with lots of fun presents. I chose to put this picture on here because of his little tongue sticking out. He is like this most of the day, concentrating so hard on whatever it is he is doing.
Blowing out the candles. He was over the moon about this Oreo cake. Cake and Oreos together? True love!
I will probably say this about every birthday he has for the rest of his life, but really I can't believe his is already 4 years old! He is so perfect! I admit I was a little bummed when I found out our first child was a boy. I was sure that a girl would make a better first child. Aren't they more naturally responsible and motherly? He however, changed my mind about little boys. He is the sweetest most caring person I know. I could tell you so many nice things he does for everyone. He is quiet, thoughtful, tender hearted, imaginative, loves to read books, and play games, be outside, build things, go for rides in the razor, is super organized and neat, loves yogurt smoothies, corn and peas, and Popsicles, is a great big brother, a good listener, and seriously hilarious. We love him so much!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

You had me at Aloha

Oh, Hawaii. How I wish you weren't so far away. We made another trip to the Islands. This time to Oahu. Getting there wore us out a little, but it's always worth it! We had so much fun. We visited the Polynesian Cultural Center, played in the water and sand, snorkeled the reefs, played volleyball on a sandbar in the middle of the ocean, ate lots of yummy food, had relaxing evening walks along the beach, made new friends, and created countless memories! Thanks Mom and Dad. I'm always so grateful to have a family that enjoys spending so much time together.

My sister Kylee and Kohana sleeping at the airport

Chilin at the PCC

My water baby
Captain Bob's snorkel cruise; Highly reccomended!
This sweet Japanese lady asked to take a picture of her son with Kohana. So my mom held them on her lap to comply. The Japanese people there were in LOVE with my baby. They all wanted to hold her, touch her, talk to her, ALL the time! It's a dang good thing I'm not a germaphobe!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Six Months!

At 6 months I will remember

16 lbs. 12 oz
26 inches long
your pink painted toe nails
those two bottom teeth poking through
your big beautiful curious eyes
that you will smile at anyone...unless they have a camera
your contagious giggles
that you can sit up on your own
how much you hate your carseat
watch out because you grab at EVERYTHING
how you smile when I sing to you
that big brother still holds your finger while you fall asleep in the car
your chubby thighs
the silly faces you make when you try new foods
your sweet little grunts when you're trying to reach something far away
how you close your eyes and sigh as you eat
that you get so upset when I am out of your sight
how you hold onto my hair
how much you are loved

Happy Half Birthday Kohana