Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Joy

Kainoa certainly got the hang of packages, ripping the bows and wrapping paper, opening the boxes, playing with the new toy or book and then quickly moving on to the next one! We had two very fun days full of family, yummy food, delicious drink and of course, many, many packages.

We pray your holidays are full of many blessings and tremendous joy!

December....In Review

What a glorious month! We have had so many blessings and excitement this month....with, of course, Kainoa front and center.

Kainoa performed in his first Christmas pagent
and sang for a packed house!
After the Christmas show, Grandma and Paka came over and
showed Kainoa the joy of whipping cream in a can...what fun!

One Saturday, we decided to avoid the task of cleaning house and took "the boys" (all of them, Kainoa, Timi and cousins Todd and Ryan) to The Nut Tree for a morning of playing, riding rides, eating ice cream and having a blast! Kainoa loves his cousins so much...he copies their every move. the category "Who's the Bigger Kid?"

Friday, December 07, 2007

Cooking with Kainoa

I have so many wonderful memories of cooking with my parents and grandparents. We were always encouraged to help in the kitchens of our youth. Everyone in our family cooks....some great memories include Grandpa George cracking walnuts with a very dangerous looking nutcracking contraption (not the cute Nutcracker from the ballet), making pasties with Gramma Uren and Grandma Ruth, my dad making pancakes with the grandkids, my mom teaching us about measuring and sharing favorite recipes, even the smell of my Grandpa Ed's liver and onions....yes, cooking and baking are definitely in my roots and am I glad about that!

Last week, I got the deep craving for an apple pie (not a regular craving for me...mine usually revolve something chocolate and gooey). I also wanted to make the pie...just a simple pie. So, I's time Kainoa gets his hands dirty and hopefully, begin to develop an appreciation for fresh from our kitchen goodness and take pride in his contribution to it. And, if I may say so myself, we all enjoyed the results!