Sunday, January 30, 2011


With the new addition to the family, we had to do some rearranging and redecorating around our house.

Andrew finally got the big boy room he deserved!!

Kai finally got his bed raised off the floor.

And Malia got a corner of our bedroom all to herself.

(Not that she is ever in the crib)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Malia is starting to smile...

and here is the reason why.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

3 vs. 2

Here are a few differences I have noticed in having three children vs two:

1. You need two shopping carts at the grocery store. One for the kids and one for the food.

2. Someone is always crying or whining about something or someone, which means there is never a quiet moment in the house.

3. A king size bed isn't as big as it appears.

4. Having close "family friendly" friends is essential.

5. In the exact moment you sit down, someone (a kid, a spouse, a cat) is going to need something, and it is going to be "an emergency."

I have a sign that hangs in my kitchen that reads "Faith, Family and Friends." I am finding more and more that I rely heavily on all three of these aspects of life. I just wish there was a word that started with F that meant wine... because, to me, it ranks right up there with the other three.

Friday, January 7, 2011

A month with Malia

Malia is one month old!!!

Likes: a good tight swaddle, her NUK (aka pacifier), being held 24/7, and playing a game she has titled "let's see how many times I can can throw up on my mom and dad"

Dislikes: being put down for any reason, having toys thrown at her head by her big brother (guess which one).

Physical features: look at that bellybutton.... we still don't know what to think about that!!

Lovely little baby feet.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our first month together.

Enjoying daddy time.

A rare moment of sweetness.

Getting drowsy

We are still unsure of what to do with these tutus.