Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Here are some photos of our new place. We are still changing things around and decorating, but this is what it looks like now. (Although there are usually more toys on the floor and laundry and stuff on the couch and fabric scattered around my sewing corner.)
Cora recently has been obsessed with who is a girl and who is a boy. She tells me at least 10 times a day that she's a girl like me and Elijah's a boy like Daddy. Somehow along the way she got it into her head that she could only wear "girl diapers" which meant the diapers that had Minnie Mouse on them, instead of the diapers with Mickey. (boy diapers). Half of the package of diapers were Mickey diapers, however, so Ryan and I would try to sneak a Mickey diaper on her when she wasn't paying attention but she soon got savvy to that and then the couple times that we couldn't find a girl diaper she threw a huge tantrum, crying and shaking and yelling for her girl diaper and trying to take off her Mickey diaper. Yesterday we finally got down to only a couple of Minnie diapers left and I was trying to think of a way to use all the Mickey diapers we had. A black Sharpie came to the rescue, and cross-dressing Mickey was born, complete with false eyelashes. I nervously stacked the diapers in the basket and waited for her next change. She found the diapers, and they passed the test. She did ask about the shoes, but she brought the diaper to us and asked us to put on her girl diaper. Hooray! We can use the rest of the box of diapers!This is Elijah's face I caught when Cora was playing peek-a-boo with him one day.
Pics from Ryan's mountain biking.
One Friday when Ryan got off early we decided to head to Dole Plantation and brave the Pineapple Maze. We didn't find all of the markers but we had fun. The maze was huge and just barely wide enough to fit our double wide - at the end the kids were all covered in leaves and debris from squeezing in between bushes.
I've finally gotten back to sewing a bit - here is a crib sheet I made for Elijah. (We've lowered his crib mattress since this picture.)
And here is the sheet I made for Cora.This was our party for John's 20th birthday on September 11th. We also did a cake for Jason whose birthday was the week before - he turned 8 and got baptized!
Great views from another mountain biking trip Ryan took.
The Kahuku windmills.
Shrimp farms
Goat Island
The kids playing on the kitchen floor - Cora was helping me make cookies, wearing my old little apron.
And by helping I mean eating chocolate chips.
Here is Ryan being SuperDaddy: preparing a talk for Sacrament meeting and entertaining both kids at the same time.


  1. Awesome! I can't believe how fast your kids are growing, your house looks beautiful, and so big!

  2. Your house looks amazing, really beautiful. So does the scenery there in Hawaii! Sounds like you guys are doing well, and your kids are so cute! Miss you!