Friday, December 31, 2010
that's pronounced "bikes" as in bicycles. kennesha and larry - these folks are too much. personality for days, months... years even.
they found out it was my birthday on sunday and sorta forced us to come to a mutual friend's housewarming party. we felt it was rude to crash their party and were supposed to go to dinner, but we went anyway. yada yada yada, kennesha and another pal, sara, went ahead and surprised me with a cake and ice cream and singing and presents. it was fantastic! and the hosts didn't mind at all. thanks drae and arin!
here's sara's husband dave teaching seth how to use his iphone.
every christmas our church tries to give away hundreds of toys... one for every kid who shows up. usually, as was the case this year, there are way more toys than kids so they get a second round of toys. kam's mom picked out mr. potato head for jed. i guess the box was more exciting... him and seth fought over who could wear the "helmet".
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
kaneohe people are serious about this thing. the parade starts at 9am, but folks start kapu-ing their spot on the sidewalk at like, 7! our church is right across the emcee's area infront of american savings bank so we get da good view when all the floats stop and show off. we hand out balloons, free pastries and coffee, and have tables set up for temporary tatoos, face painting, and balloon art for na keiki. good times on the windward side!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
we took the kids to ride the train at ala moana center. jed refused to get on, so seth had to go it alone. its $7 a pop to ride this thing for like 5 minutes... anyway, the train does a half lap around the mall as all the parents follow behind like baby ducks following the mama duck.
the whole ride seth had this look on his face... half scared, half sad, but oddly courageous, like it was taking a major effort and focus to keep it together and keep from freaking out. it seemed a little mature. after it was all over, we asked him if he had a good time... "yeah," he said. kids (especially mine) blow my mind.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
1. the ono-est baklava! kammy made these babies from scratch and like i said, they were the ono-est.
2. cricket. our neighbor's doggie.
3. some kids from our homeschool co-op. we had a holiday potluck at st louis heights park/trail.
4. uh basketball game. outrigger sponsored the tournament so we got free tickets. fun!