Monday, September 14, 2009

In Daddy's Shoes

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Must be the berries

This is a beautiful little native Hawaiian bird that flew into our window and got all disoriented. It allowed us to hold it in our hands (camera died before I got a photo of that unfortunately) and place it in this potted tree till it recovered and flew off.
This has been happening a lot lately and sometimes the birds don't make it.
I have a feeling that it may have something to do with this new dark purple berry that I've been seeing amongst the usual forest of weeds that ever-threatens to engulf our house and cottages.
It smells good and tastes good but I think the birds are getting drunk off of them.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In case you haven't noticed: Animal Bites!

Photos from our trip to the Hilo zoo.

This was so funny! The bird squawked loudly just as I was taking the picture and really REALLY scared Rose!

Don't you just gotta love how they stick their fingers in there anyhow?

Namaste - the white tiger

He either got into the tiger's cage or we must be in the Primates Section.

Monday, August 31, 2009

better late than never...

This is what happens to kids of artists on the fourth of July....

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Christian is 8 years old!

Christian had his 8th birthday on August 26th.
Dad got him that skateboard & he spray painted the bottom & arranged the stickers himself... red & blue; his two favorite colors
(he's definitely the all American boy)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Authentic Genuine Boltons

Photo courtesy of Gigi Thompson

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Makaio is Six!

It has pretty much been his birthday month- not just day!
He has had several parties, presents, & special treatment all on account of this blessed event that he has been looking forward and talking about since January.
I hope he realizes that the parties are ending now- boy will he be disappointed.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wet n Wild Weekend

We spent the weekend, for the most part, totally or partially submerged.
At the Mauna Lani, Keahou, Hilton, & Kiholo.

Spring Fest At Holualoa Elementary School

The Boys did hula and chats at school for the Spring Festival.
Mine are the really, really, really white kids that stick out like blinding lights in the crowds. ;)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Journey's new friend

A boy and his bug!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Helping Daddy in the Garden

The good little shoveler!

Check more garden pics in the Kitchen.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sometimes your kids embarass you...

... in church!

It is Easter Sunday and Pastor Bruce calls up the keiki for the children's message (a tradtion in my church where the kids sit at the pastor's feet and get a short prelude to the adults' sermon before being sent off to Sunday school).

He asks the children "So what is Easter all about? Is it about Easter Egg Hunts?"
All the good little boys and girls cry out "Nooooooo!" .... all, except for one...

my Christian.

He instead blares out above all the other voices "Yeah-hanh! It IS about Easter egg hunts- MY MOMMY told me so!"

In one swift flash of sound the eyes of everyone in the building are on me as my cheeks pulse with a scarlet flush.

And if that wasn't horrid enough, Pastor Bruce has to release the kids speaking out over the congregation: "I don't know what some of you have been telling your children, but there is a theology 101 class starting up in two weeks..."


That little stinker! Especially since the night before we went over IN DETAIL what Easter is all about and why we were celebrating... I specifically explained that Easter eggs had NOTHING to do with it! What a creep!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Too Funny!

You know you are a bellydancer when...
so the old joke goes but it gets really comical when your 5 year old is watching the coffee maker brew and starts bopping his head to the perculating bubbles and says "Mommy! Mommy! This sounds like Beladi Mwoosik!!! Aw you gone bellydance?"

I almost hit my head on the FLOOR! Wow- a little smarty, that one!
Calling the rhythm by name! oooo- that is when you know the obsession has gone out of control, the sickness is spreading to the children! eep!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

tidepool brothers

Christian & Journey- practicing for the big waves.