Saturday, November 24, 2007

So much to be grateful for....

We are so thankful for the many, many blessings in our lives. especially....
* little sticky hands that reach up for a hug,
* a little boy that knows your name so well that it's the first word out of his mouth when he wakes up,
* a warm home full of love and kisses
* naps (even cat naps)
* grandmas and grandpas and all the goodness and love they share with us
* cousins that love to play and rough house
* aunts and uncles that lovvvvvvve our little boy
* so many more things....

Hunting for a Christmas Tree....We embarked on a new tradition today. We went hunting for the perfect tree. We heard about this wonderful small family run Christmas Tree Farm about 45 minutes from our home and went exploring. We found a wonderful tree and didn't have to sludge through a bit of snow! We'll go back in a couple weeks to cut it down, hopefully it will be a little's a bit hard to get in the Christmas spirit in 70 degree weather and lots of sun. I'm certainly not complaining, but it seems a bit warm for late November and there's something contradictory about not needed a jacket while finding a Christmas Tree.
The picture below was our attempt at trying to get Kainoa to pose in front of "our" tree. But, he's just toooo busy these days. Any "still" shot is truly accidental.

I had to toss this one in because, to tell you the truth, I've been waiting so long for this to happen....probably as long as the big boys have. Kainoa has had the great pleasure of spending some wonderful afternoons with his two older cousins and he's really beginning to enjoy being with them. He copies everything they's really, really funny! He's getting the hang of rough housing (his cousins are masters) and below, I caught them in the act!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Playing, Playing and more Playing....

Last weekend we headed up to Grandma and Paka's to celebrate Uncle Geoff's birthday. We got there extra early so we could go to the park with Grandma and cousins Todd and Ryan.