Sunday, March 30, 2008

Deal or No Deal.... NO DEAL!!!!!!

So I'm am obsessed with the show Deal or No Deal and yesterday they had open casting at the mall here in Hawaii. They were doing interviews from 10am to 1pm. The line started the night before at midnight. I was determined to try. So... When we got there at 10am the line wrapped around the whole mall... and this is not a small mall. And not only on the outside but once you got into the mall it was like a line at disney land, forever long. I thought it would probably be a couple hours of standing in the line. Boy was I wrong. Four and half hours later I finally had my 20 second interview with ten other people at the same time. The lady that interviewed me was LAME. I know if I would have been sent to a different table to get interviewed I would have gotten picked. For sure.... I was so mad! Oh well. And can you believe Lance Bella and Bodie were all there with me and would go in the mall walk around and come check on me in line every once in a while. Bella was such a trooper. I couldn't believe she didn't go absolutely crazy. I will never do anything like that again. It was so HOT, my legs hurt so bad, and in the end I didn't get picked to win a million dollars.... What a waste of a beautiful beach day

Just another day in the sun...

Bella and I went over to Lala's and went to Three Tables Beach on Thursday. She decided afterwards to try out Lala's skateboard in her birthday suit. It was hillarious! We love Lala and are sure going to miss her when we leave, especially Bella.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I've been tagged by Jane Rhodes

a- attached or single: attached to Lance forever... that's a long time...
b- best friend: Susanna Ruekert aka Lala
c- cake or pie: pie, but it has to be a good one, probably pumkin haupia pie from Ted's Bakery
d- day of choice: Thursday. Thursday means tomorrow means Friday which means THE WEEKEND!
e- Essential item: reality TV shows- Bachelor, American Idol, Extreme Home Makeover, Oprah's Big Give. LOVE THEM!!!!
f- favorite color: pink and orange as of late
g- gummi bears or worms: Black Forest gummy bears
h- hometown: I don't know, my family is in Provo, Utah, and I guess I was born there, but Mesa, Arizona I actually prefer
i- indulgence(s): Hagan Daz chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
j- january or july: July, I hate being cold, but I guess January isn't that bad in Hawaii!
k- kids: 2, Bella and Bodie, and maybe 2 or 3 more, can you believe I'm ALREADY saying that???!?!?
l- life is incomplete without: my babies and blogging
m- marriage date: August 11, 2005
n- number of siblings: 5 sisters and 1 brother (I have the BEST family ever!)
o- oranges or apples: Apples, but only if there is a yummy fruit dip to go with them, I should be a better fruit eater...
p- phobias of fears: definetely death. Someone I love dying especially my kids
q- quote(s): "I meant what I said, and I said what I meant, an elephant is faithful one hundred percent." Horton Hears a Who
r- reason to smile: it's 80 degrees outside and it's Kuhio Day so Lance has no school and gets to hang out ALL day with us!
s- season: Spring
u- unknown fact about me: I broke my neck on the bars in gymnastics when I was 11
v- vegetarian or oppressor of animal: Oppressor Prime Rib from Haliewa Joe's is my favorite
w- worst habit: eating sweets... I eat them way too much and know I'd be able to lose my baby weight a whole lot faster if I could control myself danget!!!
x- x-rays or ultrasounds: ultra sound, xrays means you have a broken bone, ultrasound means you're having a baby, that's how I see it. I realize that's not true, but that's the only reason I've had either and I prefer the baby over the broken bone
y- your favorite food: Ever since I can remember, spaghetti has been my favorite food and it actually still is.
z- zodiac: Cancer

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Primary party and Easter egg hunt

We took Bella to the Primary Easter party. I don't know if I've made Bella anti social or what, but when we get around a lot of people she clings to Lance or I. I want her to be able to have fun and play with the other kids, but she won't. She keeps her distance and is always holding onto me or Lance. And no, she is not shy. It's all a little odd to me. Hopefully she'll grow our of it. Also last minute we decided not to go to the easter egg hunt at Gunstock we just stuck around here and joined in on the TVA festivities. Bella had a blast though. They had a little easter egg hunt for all the kids here and divided it up into different age groups. 0-2 years was right behind our building so it was perfect. Bella even found the golden egg with a prize in it... Ok, with a little help from me of course :) The prize was a bannana split from the Seasider. I'm sure she'll be enjoying that soon. Later in the afternoon we took the kids to see "Horton Hears a Who" we all loved it! Happy Easter tomorrow!! painting her basket... little worried about the paint on her hands

Could I love this little girl more...

Here is our little Bella and some of the things she really enjoys doing... vacuuming
dumping doritos
being helpful while doing laundry...
really enjoying her dinner and wearing it too...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Gunstock Ranch once again...

I know, it's crazy we've never been there until last week and now we've gone twice in the last week and are actually going again for an easter egg hunt Saturday morning. It should be pretty fun. Jewel our neighbor and her twins Olivia and Luke invited us to go to Gunstock Ranch to help prepare for the egg hunt. There were tons of peple there so we didn't help too much but Bella had a couple of firsts. She held a little puppy, kind of, and she jumped on a trampoline. She loved that! We're excited for Saturday...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Gunstock Ranch

Lance and I have lived here in Hawaii for almost two years now and have never been up to Gunstock Ranch which is about five minutes from our house. What were we thinking??? We went up there for a suprise party last weekend for our friend Taylor Pearce and it was so beautiful! We've never really seen Hawaii country style and Gunstock Ranch is the place. Bella really loved seeing the horses. We had a great time.

How did this Happen?

So Lance got Bella out of bed like this the other morning... I'm still trying to figure out how it happened. Crazy little girl!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The BIG hike!

Lance has been really wanting to go on a hike for a while and I keep reminding him that if we go that it must be a paved hike that isn't hard. I know, boring, but true. I'm not too big of a hiker and not only that but we have two babies. Hiking with two babies just doesn't sound too appealing. So anyways, Lance and I went and did a 3/4 mile hike up to Waimea Falls. It was GREAT! Short, not to hot and actually quite fun. Lance and Bella went swimming in the waterfall pool and Bella loved it. She's such a water baby. And lately she's been into smelling flowers and found that yellow flower up at the waterfall and the purple flowers on the hike up. I think that maybe Lance and I will have to get a babysitter so we can do a real hike before we leave this place.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Honolulu Zoo

We spent the day in town on Thursday and took Bella to the Zoo. She absolutely loved it. She was even so brave and went into the petting zoo and pet the little goat. Her favorite for sure was the elephants though. After the zoo we went and walked the waikiki beach. It was a beautifully fun day. It will be bitter sweet when we leave this paradise and head back home.

My little Bo

I just have to say that I have THE BEST baby. Bodey is such an angel. He sleeps when he's supposed to, eats when he's supposed to and just is so good to me. I definetely can't complain. With Bella I had to be holding her in a certain position and bouncing her just right for her to fall asleep when she was a baby. Bodey, as you can tell in the picture has no problem at all falling asleep anywhere. I was walking around the other day and he started feeling heavier and heavier. Sure enough he had fallen asleep. I love my little guy so much and so glad he's mine!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

BBQ with Rusty and Lala

We went over to Lala and Rusty's for a yummy bbq the other night and had some delicious mahi (tuna) and Bella had a ball playing with Lala and scarecrow (Lala's neighbor's cat). She is just starting to get brave and pet animals and not wig out when they come close to her. Baby steps... hopefully, eventually she will like animals a little more. My mom did remind me though that when I was younger I was TERRIFIED of any kind of animal. We'll see... Thanks Lala and Rusty for yummy dinner and for Settlers fun!

Friday, March 7, 2008

The infamous cupcake

So I would say that I am a very overly conservative mom... I think many would agree. I try to keep Bella clean. I try to keep her healthy. I like to monitor her sugar intake... Some would even think I am extreme in those areas. The other day we went to a little birthday party for some kids. They were handing out cupcakes and usually in those circumstances I will get a cupcake eat about 90 percent of it and then let Bella have a taste. That way I limit her sugar intake and also she is still clean in the end. So, I was very brave this time and decided to let Bella enjoy the cupcake. I just handed it to her. I think she was a little confused, but didn't hesitate to dig in. It was fun to watch her love every bit of it. I do have to admit though after she had devoured most of it I took it away from her. I couldn't stand to see her get any messier...

Sunday, March 2, 2008

My babies