Monday, January 14, 2013

December 2012

We decorated the Christmas tree for family home evening early in December.  The kids loved it - you can see their clumps in the pictures below.  I got scolded for re-arranging their decorating, so I mostly left it alone, but after a few days the kids, of their own accord, had moved all the ornaments around and spread them out more.   

Thanksgiving in Virginia 2012

 We were so blessed to be able to go home for Thanksgiving and see all of our family!  Christopher, Nicole and Kate and their families and Grandma Wei and Manny and his family were all able to come and we had a lot of fun re-uniting.  
Elijah in the Captain's chair on one of our flights.

October and November 2012

 The kids love to swing together at the playground like this.

Nicole, Aspen and Mom's visit

In September we were lucky enough to have Mom come for a visit for two weeks and Nicole and Aspen for one week at the same time.  We had a ton of fun showing them around, going to all the different beaches and sites on the North Shore.  And we got to enjoy some of Nicole's great cooking skills while she was here too! 

 A Sunday morning walk on the beach the day after Nicole and Aspen arrived.

The end of summer, 2012

 Well it's finally time for me to catch up on the blog.  After Elise and her family left we had a pretty uneventful summer.  Here are just some pictures of the kids hanging out.

Mom and Elijah looking at the elephants at the Honolulu zoo.