October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween





















Yesterday we went to the Housing Halloween party and Stake Trunk or Treat. So, Halloween hasn't even come and our children have already begun having candy induced meltdowns. We are a family of Ninjas inspired by Lego Ninjago. Danny is missing his beard in this picture because it smelled like super glue and was making him high, but he looks legit. People at the Halloween party didn't recognize him. It was weird but all of the kids knew that he was the Sensei from Ninjago. I think I am going to amend my costume to become "Lord Garmadon" so that I fit the theme better. Danny made awesome nunchucks, throwing stars and swords for accessories.




We went to the Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch for Family Home Evening last Monday. The kids had a lot of fun. The corn maze was really hard and we kept hitting dead ends. It started getting dark while we were in there and the kids were getting kinda spooked. Danny hid and scared them and they all screamed really loud. It was classic. Gio was really jumpy after that.










Britta and Al came to be with us this weekend. It was really fun to have them. Our Saturday was really hectic with soccer, the Housing party and then Trunk or Treat. We did end up going downtown after Trunk or Treat and eating at The Habit and going to Yogurtland too. They were Pirates for tradition sake. We still have the bed skirt that Becky got from the Swap Shop and used as a skirt 3 Halloweens ago when everyone was here for Dave's wedding. :)

October 23, 2011

My Zekey Boy




Zeke is such a sweet, kind, and loving person. He is so fun to be with and so agreeable. He is always game to do anything. He will do anything I want or need to do. He really makes my life easier. He is such a good big brother to Lilikoi, always giving her a lot of attention. When I am putting her in her crib for nap time or bedtime, he always makes sure she has the special toys and stuffed animals she wants. He even lets her sleep with his special stuffed animals. He loves playing with Gio and all of the neighborhood kids. He has lots of special friends. He can play with anyone and get along really well. He loves playing with Bayblades with Rio and Amir. He loves riding bikes and scooters with Julian and Mahmoud. He loves playing all sorts of games with Maranda and Lilikoi. He goes to preschool now and he loves it. He is a good listener and is learning a lot. Lily calls the boys "my boys" and she calls Zeke "my Zekey boy." Zeke and Lily love giving each other big hugs.

Lily grew



Lilikoi grew...but not out of her clothes. Here she is last Halloween and this Halloween wearing the same 12-18 months clothes. She has longer hair and longer legs, but she is as good-natured as ever.

Random videos









Here are some videos I uploaded to Vimeo a while ago, but never posted.

October 09, 2011

Lilikoi lately







Lilikoi is such a girl. She is a little mom. She walks around either singing or talking constantly. She is a parrot. She'll ask you a question like, "What you doing?" and then you'll answer, "cleaning up." Then she'll say, "Cleaning up? You cleaning up. Help you. You cleaning up the dollies?" She really just talks non stop. Danny and I are always just looking at each other and laughing whenever she talks. She takes care of her babies all day long. She is either covering them up with washcloth blankets and telling us to "shhh, my baby's sleeping" or she is bouncing, rocking and singing them to sleep. She loves to cook. She is always making pies and muffins in her little kitchen outside. She has her wild side too. When the boys are playing she just joins right in and wrestles and jumps and screams with them. She got these "True Religion" jeans from Liz. She's so stylish. She is standing behind me right now saying, "You wearing earrings? So cute. So pretty. They so cute?" Something the boys would never have noticed.

October 07, 2011

We're still alive



Zeke giving Lily a ride on a cool bike at preschool. It took a little convincing, but he finally got her on the bike. He really wanted to give her a ride, no one else, just her.



Zeke's awesome soccer kick.



Go Lightning Strikes Back!!



I had this hundred dollar bill sitting on the desk because I had sold a bike earlier in the day. When Gio got home and saw it he grabbed it and started going crazy. He wanted it soooo bad. It was like the ring of power and it was possessing him. When I took it back he screamed and cried. He only got a few dollars in coins from the tooth fairy. :)