... I still love Tyler and he is adorable. I just spent 2 hours putting him back into his bed everytime he ran out of his room. I am literally dripping sweat. Yes, it is gross. I am sick of this cycle every night. So I had to go back and find an adorable picture of him just to remind myself that there are bad days but there are many more good days as a mom. This was at Disneyland in March of 2009 when Ty was about 8 months old. I love this picture of him. He was the perfect little guy on that trip. Always happy even when he was stuck riding the lame little baby rides. Good times. Love you Tyler!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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Sunday, August 8, 2010
(our Tahitian dance)
Despite my complete lack of Island blood I've been privileged to dance with an amazing group of Hula dancers called Na Wahine for over a year. There are eight of us who practice weekly and then perform at several luaus in the summer months. We are all moms ( there are almost 30 kids combined) and great friends. I practiced up until the week Alex was born and then only missed one practice afterwards. He will be excellent at dancing one day with all that practice! It is such a blast to dance again, especially in performances.
Last night was our biggest Luau of the season. It was for the NSWA (I think it stands for National Seasonal Workers Association). There was tons of people which was a little scary but exciting. Adam even got to dance with us! Him and the other little boys did the Haka, which is a traditional Maori warrior chant. It was adorable! Here are some pictures from the event.
In our costume for Kawika, a Hawaiian chant.
Poor Ginita watched the boys all evening and Tyler was nuts! It was at a park so he thought he could run around the whole time. At least he had fun, right?
Kona and Adam in their Maori "tattoos". Aren't they terrifying? Adam doesn't quite get how to do the tongue thing yet.
Ginita made have had to watch my crazy children but at least she got to eat some amazing food at the same time. They did the whole "pig in the ground" thing. Delish!
Adam and I in our Maori costumes for the Haka and Nga Waka.
This is our medley number which is always a hit. We use uli ulies, coconuts, and pu ilies. I'm second to last on the left.
It was a fantastic night and I can't wait to perform at the same Luau next summer! Later this week we are doing our Relief Society Luau, which is much smaller, but will be fun because I haven't danced for many of my friends yet.
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Saturday, August 7, 2010
...to Egypt! I have been doing preschool with the boys this summer. I let them pick the subject and I try to add in educational aspects. Adam decided that he wants to learn about different cultures and countries. On Thursday we did Egypt. Ginita and I took them to the park for a picnic of pita bread, hummus, and cous cous. Tyler loved it all but Adam was a little more picky. Then we made pyramids out of sugar cubes. It was a fun activity and we have more planned. Coming up in the next couple weeks we will be visiting the Netherlands, Argentina, Africa, Ecuador, Hawaii, and China just to name a few. Fun stuff!
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Friday, August 6, 2010
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This was at the mall the other week. Mario and his three little piggies. I love that I married a man who can hold a child while pushing two more in a stroller. Yup, we have our hands full and love it!
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The night before Jennie's, my lil sis's, wedding we had to follow tradition and embarass her. With Jennie dressed in a veil and sash Jacki, Heather, Laura, Laura, Sarah and I dragged her off to the Claim Jumper for dinner. There was a long wait so we played Truth or Dare Jenga outside the restraunt. It was a blast to act silly and stupid for Jennie's last day as a single woman.
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