Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Happy Four Months, Ethan Kekoa

Nothing like a timely babypost, huh?

Ethan made four months on January 17th. Yep, two weeks ago....He's now 4 and a half months old. 

Better late than never?

Monday, January 30, 2017

Jabong Salty Dog

It's Monday and we can all use a cocktail (or two). 

When life gives you lemons...

Or rather when the neighbor down the street's Jabong tree drops fruit all over the place....

I whipped up these simple cocktails tonight. Daniel wasn't a fan, but to me they just taste like winter. It was a good fit for a blustery 60 degree day in Hawaii. 

First off, I know what you're thinking: what the hell is a Jobong?? Well, Its a citrus fruit, like a grapefruit, but HUGE. They're also a little less sweet, lighter fleshed, and thicker skinned. Some people also call them Pomelos. I believe the Latin name is Citrus grandis.

Recipe (makes 2)
2 oz vodka
2 TBS simple syrup
1-1/2 C Jabong juice (about 3-4 softball sized fruits)
2 Cups crushed ice

Hawaiian salt and Jabong slice for garnish

dip rim of glass in water then sea salt
fill glasses with crushed ice
Mix vodka, syrup and juice
Pour over ice
Garnish and enjoy!

I promise to cook up some more random yard fruit cocktails in the coming months, so stay tuned!

Friday, January 27, 2017

What a week

I wish I had a picture from last week. It's a long story and a picture is worth a thousand words, so that would really make things easier.

We've been working on potty training throughout the night. Danny was on Maui all week, and we ran out of diapers. I didn't make it to the store, so it was trial by fire to see if they were ready to make it all night long.  On Tuesday Mikey made it all through the night as usual. I was super proud, but also super late, so I didn't make sure he went potty before we left.

I loaded up the kids in the truck, but then the cat got in the house. I went to grab the cat and put her out. I saw the chicken eating the dog food, etc. etc. a series of unfortunate events...

Anyway, I got back to the truck drive the kids to Auntie Gwen's, and as I got Michael out of the truck....he peed.

Now, I happened to luck out because the shop guys are super nice and my truck needed service. So, I rinsed the pee off of everything and grabbed some diapers on my way to drop off my truck at Rawlins. 

Then i used the other car seat in the meantime because it took me several days to get the car seat washed and worst of all put back together. Those damn things!

So finally clean truck, and Saturday we're heading to the beach. There were no Peking spots so Daniel dropped me off at Miskai's and circled the block. I came out a few minutes later and couldn't find him anywhere. I crossed the street to wait in the shade. 

THEN allllll the way down at the end of the block I see a crazy man waving his arms in the air like he's landing a plane, and a butt naked little guy on the sidewalk. Ugh: they were mine.

Turns out Michael had puked all over the nice clean truck. And Daniel, very flustered by the situation, took his barf clothes off and left him naked on the sidewalk while he cleaned out the truck. 😂😂😂

Lucky we live Molokai, because anywhere else this could have been a much bigger disaster.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Our wedding song

For our wedding Daniel was supposed to pick the music, and he chose a "classic rock" theme. 

For our first dance he chose "Baby I love Your Way" and specifically asked for ONLY the Peter Frampton version.

Well. They played the UB40 Reggae version instead. 

At the time we thought it was funny (and maybe slightly annoying) but here we are several years later living in Hawaii. Maybe it was an omen....


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Kepuhi Beach

Man, I have been slacking on updating the blog lately. I'm back to work, so my Ethan nap time to blog is allllllllllllllllll gone :( I'll probably do an out of order Christmas post next, but for now, here's a little peek into our afternoon stroll down Kepuhi Beach last week. 

Sometimes its nice to play tourists and enjoy the pretty scenery by the condos. One of the best things about living on Molokai is all of the natural beauty, but sometimes its nice to have a little man-made landscaping too.