Monday, February 29, 2016

Our Beautiful Backyard

Just avoiding my homework and my real work, and practicing with my new zoom lens :)

gecko belly

gecko face
little jungle monkeys

The many faces of Sophia



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

february 2016: a roller coaster of emotions

A couple of weeks ago,frickin pitbull killed 3 of our chickens today. I'm so angry for so many reasons. I'm angry because I'm sad and I don't want to be sad, so I'm just going to keep being angry.

The worst part of all is that everything has been such a rollercoaster lately.  2015 was a terrible year, but 2016 was looking up. After several ups and downs this week, that day was a good day.  The kids slept in, they were pretty well behaved, I cooked delicious foods for the Super Bowl, and we had fun with our friends. Two steps forward, three steps back. 

Going in a different direction, Sophia decided to sneak off into her room and cut her own hair that same day.  I was really nervous how it would look when I saw the pile of hair on the floor.  She probably cut off a good 4 inches.  Luckily, her hair was pretty long, so it wasn't that bad.  After struggling to get her to hold still, I trimmed it into something more presentable....or tried to anyway...

When life gives ya lemons, stand on your lanai and stare at the ocean.

Sophia's "Haircut"

At least the week ended on a cute note :)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Brownie Time!

My little kitchen helpers...Couldn't wait to lick the spoon/beater :)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

I'm a little late in posting our Valentine-y activities but here goes.
Soph made candy bags for her friends at school- and ate 100 pounds of candy in the process.

We made cookies fir school and Auntie Gwen's house.

Danny bought us chocolate covered strawberries from Sweet Evies

They were amazing,

and flowers

and breakfast burritos

I did a crazy Jamberry Valentines Wrap Manicure

I asked this guy to smile. This is what I got. 

Thirsty from the 10000's of sprinkles she ate instead of decorating our family cookies. 

Mikey played so hard he literally got 3 baths that day.

Our third batch of cookies- to eat

Happily decorated by Michael and Sophia

My Valentine

Checking out my new zoom lens.


Danny's photography

Land Trust Visit

We went on a visit to the Molokai Land Trust today as an outing for work. I was super exhausted and probably not in the best of moods to take the tour for the first time. 

It's something I've always wanted to do, but this morning I was in such a crappy mood that I didn't even take my camera. And even as the trip progressed, I didn't take any pictures until the very end. 

Overall it was a really interesting trip. We got to see the adaze quarry, some heau, ancient garbage pits, old stone walls and paths, Illio point and some pretty amazing views.