Here are some recent pictures I have taken of the kids and Hawaii.
I know I have not updated in forever and that is just because I’ve been extremely lazy.
Here are some pictures of my 4 year old, Sweet pea. I pulled out the camera phone and she posed for a straight minute without any prompting from her father and I.
Watch out world. She is going to
the next supermodel. 😉
Here are the photos from May. I took most of them with my iPhone since I was too lazy to bring my nice camera everywhere. We managed to have some good times between surgeries, sicknesses, and cysts bursting. haha
Here are the photos from April. 🙂 A lot of them were taken from my new Iphone. Woot!!
All four pounds of him. Seriously, he is TINY.
He is a Maltese that we found at the humane society. He is 2 years old. I’m not sure why his previous owners gave him up. The shelter had no information. They told me that he was dropped off, and the owners didn’t say a word.
He is mostly house trained. It is something we are working on. He doesn’t have many accidents in the house. We finally got him going outside in the grass, but he still wants to go on the patio. We are spraying bleach out there constantly. We’ve only had him a week, it something that will take some time.
He is, mostly, very calm. EXCELLENT with the kids. He loves to cuddle, as most small dogs like to do. He loves going on walks.
And he thinks he some big Doberman or something. It is hilarious. If he hears a noise at night, he starts growling and barking. If someone walks on the sidewalk, he barks at them the whole time. One night he came flying up the stairs when one of the kids started crying. He checked out all the rooms then came to sit beside us.
Sweet Pea loves him. It is not OUR dog, he is HER dog. We are hoping to eventually get him completely house-trained so he can sleep in her room at night. I know she would love it. (Don’t worry, when Bubby gets older and we move back to the mainland, we’ll be getting another dog that is a little more manly for Jason and him. haha)
Overall, he seems to be a great fit. It wasn’t much of a disruption bringing him into our home, he has adapted great. Hopefully he will bring years of happiness to the kids.
Sweet Pea had quite an eventful couple of weeks. She started ballet class and went to a father daughter dance thrown by some friends.
She is LOVING dance class. She gets so excited whenever she knows that class is the next day. I do plan on signing up Bubby for tumbling class. He is on the waiting list. 🙂
Jason and Sweet Pea had a blast at the dance. Although, Jason said she only wanted to dance by herself. I guess she had to show off her moves. 😉 They did a fun craft, got flowers, lei’s, and a pretty necklace. I know it is something she will remember for years to come.
Here are the pictures from dance class and the father/daughter dance.
- Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy! (jasonsamluv.wordpress.com)
Instead of throwing a birthday party for Sweet Pea, we decided for her to have a special experience instead. I had recently found out that you can eat with Disney characters at the new Aulani Disney resort. It is not just for hotel guests, it is for anyone who wants to go. You just have to make reservations in advance. And it not cheap. For three of us to eat (they didn’t charge for Bubby), it was 110 bucks with tip. I will say the breakfast is AWESOME. They had everything imaginable, even grits! The only thing I would change, is putting some salt into those grits. 😉
Luckily, they had openings 2 days after Sweet Pea’s birthday, my niece was going to be here, and Jason got off work.
It was a blast. Sweet Pea had no idea what we were doing for her birthday. All she knew is that she was going to have a special guest come (my sister’s family) and a special breakfast. She went crazy when she saw Mickey Mouse. As soon as she could, she ran up to him and gave him a big hug. She was so excited.
After taking pictures with Mickey we met up with Goofy.
Sweet Pea was too excited to eat, and wouldn’t eat until Minnie came up to our table. Finally she did and Sweet Pea freaked out and was so happy. It was worth every penny.
They sang Happy Birthday to her and the kids all got a special treat. And they had Auntie walking around, singing songs and playing games with the kids.
It took a while for Bubby to warm up, he was hungry and stupid me didn’t give him a snack before we left. Breakfast was late (11am) and he is used to eating as soon as he gets out of bed. I believe he had a good time, eventually. He liked to flirt with Minnie Mouse.
If you are in Hawaii and have children, you should definitely try to take them. They will LOVE it.
To my little sweet pea,
Four years ago I woke up to a strong contraction and my water breaking, you came into this world 8 hours later. You were calm, beautiful, and so very snuggly. I fell in love instantly. You had such a head full of black hair and adorable squishy cheeks.
You were an easy going baby and toddler. We hit the jackpot. You slept through the night, very early. 12 hours by the time you were 3 months old. (Don’t worry, your brother made up for all the beauty sleep I got).
You talked early, and you haven’t stopped talking since you were 15 months old. It took you a little while to get the hang out of walking and crawling, but 2-3 years later you are right where you are supposed to be. You often like to show us how fast you can run.
Sweet Pea, you have the love of books from me. The love of music, especially 80’s rock, from your Daddy. You are so smart, sometimes too smart for Daddy and I. You enjoy drawing, coloring, cutting stuff, anything crafty. You love to run, play outside, and ride your new big girl bike. You like to do puzzles, play board games, and love to play Fantastic Pets on our Xbox.
You love Hawaii. You have lots of friends to play with on our street. I already feel guilty, because you are going to know the pain of not living close to good friends at such an early age. One of your best friends, CT, is moving in several weeks. I haven’t had the heart to tell you. I pray that it won’t hurt too much, and I hope you won’t resent your father and I for taking you on the military roller coaster ride.
You are very social. Unlike your mother, you must get that from your Daddy. You can make friends anywhere you go. You love to run and giggle with kids at the park or store. You love all the kids on the street. You have to say hello to them every time you see one. You cry when it gets dark or starts raining, because you want to play with your friends.
You are a very girly girl. You love anything pink or purple. If something sparkles, there is a guarantee that you will love it. You have to pick out your outfit every day. You coordinate what jewelry, hair clips, and shoes to wear. You love to play dress up, put on make up, and have me paint your nails. It is everything I imagined having a little girl would be like.
You are a great big sister. You share well, you try and teach him anything and everything you can. You and your brother have such a special bond, and it makes my heart happy to see you play together. You do fight, but you both get over it quickly and 45 seconds later you are giggling at some private joke between the two of you.
We are so blessed to have you in our life. Your arrival fulfilled a dream we never thought would come true. You make me melt with a hug, even if you just made me want to pull my hair out 30 second before that sweet hug. Please stop growing up so quickly. I miss the days where I could hold you in my arms and just rock.
Know that you will ALWAYS be our little girl, no matter what may happen. You can always get a hug, kiss, or cuddle from mommy or daddy. We will always be here for you and we will try to do our best to raise you to be a strong, independent, caring, smart woman.
We love you Sweet Pea. Happy Fourth Birthday! We are so proud of our big girl!
Picture post – some recent pictures of the family. 🙂