Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Videos from Waimea Falls

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Joshua-Isms October 2010

When I returned home from a church meeting the other night Joshua said over and over again: "Mom, that is a very beautiful dress!" He was probably just excited to see me in something different than I usually wear:P

He also told me that night as he was laying in bed, "Mom, I'm so glad you are back." So sweet.

He keeps telling me we need to put a Christmas tree outside and then the snow will come down. (so sorry to disappoint the boy that won't be happening anytime soon:P)

He keeps asking me if we can get on a plane to go up and see Jesus.

Tonight he told me he really wants to get married! (Mike and I were telling him about when we got married) When I asked him who he wanted to marry- he replied- Jesus! Don't think he quite gets the concept yet:P

On our way back from the falls on our hike the other day he said, "Mom, where's our house? Oh no- we are lost!"

He often tells me at a red light that I can't make a right turn:P

He is voluntarily eating raw spinach on his sandwiches- yay Joshua!

He is signed up for a soccer league but won't let go of mom and dad's legs when we go to the practices.

He is obsessed with colors right now and which colors go together to make other colors (due to a dvd:P)

It's late and that's all I can think of right now:P

A perfect Afternoon

Ty, Joshua, and Savannah

Troy and Brinley

Wuz up!

Joshua actually got into the water without being coerced- a HUGE step for him (he also tried to push Chase in while I wasn't looking- luckily he didn't lead him in too far!)


We had a perfect day on Friday! We started out at the library for story time where our story teller earned an award for being the best on the island:P We then headed up to the North Shore for some great eats and a hike at Waimea Falls. This hike was beautiful and totally kid-friendly with paved trails for strollers! The kids had a blast chasing after the wild roosters and swimming in the pool the falls run into. Just as we were leaving, we were surprised with a treat! A hula dancer and her accompanist laid down mats and performed right in front of the falls for us and taught the kids a few things as well. It was so fun to watch:P We are so happy to have such great friends here and hope we meet up with them again another time in another place since we all eventually have to say goodbye:P

Handsome Boys



My boys looked so handsome before church a few weeks back- we had to take pictures! I am so blessed to have all of them in my life:P

Church Trunk or Treat

We have celebrated Halloween a little early here this year- our church had an activity on October 9th with a Chili cook-off where my chili placed again:P and a trunk or treat! Mike actually wanted to dress up this year and so this is what we came up with- he plays the part pretty well huh?! Love you Mike!

Diamond Head Hike




We finally hiked Diamond Head with some our new friends from the ward this past September! I was proud of myself because I carried Chase 95% of the way. I finally asked Mike to take over when we reached the last spiral staircase because my legs were jello by this point! We kept seeing people on the way down who couldn't believe we had hiked up with kids- but it really wasn't that tough and the view at the top was awesome! I'm glad we can cross another "thing to do in Hawaii" off of our list:P

Air Show

We were able to attend the Blue Angels Air Show in Kaneohe in September. It was awesome! Mike was especially thrilled when they had a demo of what the new F-22 can do! All the noise scared the boys pretty badly- but all in all it was great fun! (until we got stuck in traffic for 3 hours 1.5 hours of which were on a school bus being shuttled back to our car) but the boys did great and were even singing together "The Wheels on the Bus" It was too cute! Yay for family time! I didn't get any pictures of the actual air show- but this plane in the background is huge! (Obviously) and we used to have these right next to our old house and the windows would rattle at night when the engines started up! We were grateful for them at the airshow because of the all the shade they provided:P