Monday, December 28, 2009

Fun stuff!!

If there is any one thing in this world that is going to drive me to drinking it is a show called Yo Gabba Gabba. These very odd characters sing songs that remain stuck in your head for days and days. Hit tunes like "don't bite your friends" and "I like bugs." My daughter has fallen in love with these monsters and as my bid for the national father of the year award continues I will sit and endure it along with her. It helped me capture this precious moment as they sang a song about wiggling and holding still.

Christmas 09

What an awesome time of year. I have been enjoying two weeks off of work and getting to spend time with my ladies. It has been a wonderful vacation and Christmas was wonderful this year. We got to spend some good quality time with family. It really has been nice.
Christmas was a lot more fun this year for Leilani than it was last year. She loved seeing Christmas lights, trying to peek in the bags around the tree at grandmas house, and seeing the christmas cartoons that would come on tv. Her excitement made it fun for Lizeth and me.

Christmas eve we went to my my parents house and had the traditional pizza and rootbeer floats.

Leilani struck a few posses for us in her cute little outfit.

The kids all dressed and did the nativity story. They were cute and really good sports about it.

Leilani was that angry shepherd that you read about in the bible somewhere. She played the part well.

Leilani and Savy in their pj's before we headed home.

She slept well that night. I love it when she sleeps like this. She's got a biggo ghetto monkey booty going on there.

She enjoyed her kitchen set. She picked up the phone right away and begain saying lollo. I'm guessing it is Leilanesse for hello. She actually made me some plastic spaghetti and hot-dogs tonight. Yum!!

She did a good job unwrapping her gifts.

After we had our own little christmas that morning we went to Lizeth's parents place to spend christmas day. They had made tamales so we pigged out on those all day. Leilani was the center of attention there and everyone was super sweet to her. Here she is getting spoiled by grandma.

My mom gave this scarf to Lizeth. She brought it back as a gift from her recent trip to Israel. I thought Leilani looked adorable it in. Thank you mom.

Leilani's dirty little secret....

So we know she is cute..... but did you know that she wakes up in the mornings with an afro??? From the front you can see that it is out of control but it is not until you look at it from behind....

....that you can really tell how wild it is. We love you baby.

Thank you everyone that helped make this such and awesome christmas for our family. We feel blessed to have the wonderful family that we do.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Our little cook!!!!

So Leilani loves to help out in the Kitchen. Every Saturday morning I like to make a big breakfast and she is always right there with me pouring, mixing, measuring, ....... you know all that fun stuff. She turns a 15 minute job into a 2 hour project but it is a ton of fun. She loves it. It testsn my patience some times but it really makes for precious memories.
A couple nights ago Lizeth and I were spending time with my inlaws and we got home about 9:30. Leilani was wide awake when we got home and wanted it to be kitchen time. She pointed to the kitchen and then started to point at things. I put a little of it all in her bowl and let her stir it for a while. Then I sat her at the table and let her eat her self created meal. It was a lot of fun.

Here is Leilani mixing her creation.

Gold fish, raisins, and half a cookie. YUM!!

She did eat about half of it. The rest ended up somewhere. I'm not really sure exactly where.

She will fold her arms and close her eyes for pray before meals as long as there is nothing on the table in front of her.

She had a cupcake for dessert tonight. I thought it would a lot messier. As soon as she got any frosting on her hand she would hold it up to me and not rest until I had cleaned it off of her. She will be my little OCD Princess.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Second Try With Santa

So last year was Leilani's first time meeting Santa and it did not go very well. It involved a lot of crying. This year we had higher expectations. She got to meet him at a church activity on friday and it did not go well. It was sad to see her cry but honestly my only regret was not having the batteries in my camera charged. My cell phone bailed me out but it was not as good of a picture as it could have been. We love you Leilani.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Time for some new pics!!!!

It has been a little while since I have really posted some pictures of this little girl so I figured tonight I better do it. I have misplaced the charger for my camera but I saw tonight there was just enough juice in it to snap a few shots and put them on my computer. I had the last week off work and really got to spend a lot of time with Leilani and really loved it. Every morning we would get up and make breakfast together. This morning I had to work and Lizeth said that Leilani kept asking for me. She was really bummed not to find me in the kitchen. When I got home she ran and gave me the biggest hug. I feel so lucky to be blessed with such a special little girl.  OK here are a few shots from the last few weeks. 

Bath time is fun. She likes to dip her head underwater and come up with bubbles on her face. 

She loves to help in the kitchen. My goal is to turn all cooking over to her by the time she is 2.

Her hair is so curly. I love it. 

She loves bouncing on this little ball. It is crack up to watch. She will fall off and laugh. 

She now says "please" and can pretty much get whatever she wants.

This is her way of making sure the TV stays tuned to Yo Gabba Gabba!!


Mammy bought this Laker gear for Leilani when she turned 6 months old. It was a little big at the time but perfect now. She loves to put it on and run around. She likes the noise the pant legs make when they brush up against each other. I had to post these before and after shots. Thanks Mammy!! 

6 Months


6 Months and nearly bald!!

Now and Cute and Curly!!

Go Lakers!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


So our little Princess has got a cute little vocabulary now. She can say all of the super important words in life like..... Apple, Thank you, Please, Agua, Papa, Momma, Grandpa,  Chase, Sanana, Mammy, Ball, Wow Wow (dog), and a few others. This picture is her saying Cheese. She is a little chatter box. Only about 1% of it is understandable but 100% of it is cute. We love you Baby!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Monday, September 14, 2009

A week to remember!!

I got a week off work and we decided it was time to  do something fun. Leilani had never been to Grandma's house in La Selva Beach in the Monterey Bay. We headed on up there and had a wonderful time. It was a lot of fun getting to spend time with Grandma and seeing some other family as well. We got to have lunch and visit a bit with my cousin Tana and her cute little boys. It was fun to see how sweet her son Woody was to Leilani. Both boys are wonderful. We also got a chance to visit with My uncles Ted and Mike and my Aunt Diane. Grandpa Ferd came by on friday and took us out to dinner. He is always fun to be around. Leilani gave him kisses and would point to him when asked "where is Grandpa."  He really got a kick out of it. 
So I have a ton of pictures from the week. These are in no particular order but they are all shots of some of the memories I will always have from this trip. Thank you Grandma for being such a wonderful hostess. It was wonderful to visit with you. Leilani seemed to love you just as much as we do. We love you!!

Leilani walking around on La Selva Beach

I used to play here Dennis the Menace park in Monterey as a kid. It was fun to see her having fun.

The shaky bridge was cool until a grown man decided it would be fun to run across. She lost interest really fast after that. 

Her favorite part of the park was the maze.  She walked in and out of it for a while and loved it.

Every kid has to get there picture in this shell at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 

FYI- You are not supposed to take the starfish out of the water. FYI again- daddy took it out and handed it to her. It was not momma's fault. 

I love her in these PJ's.

Grandma and Leilani got along really well. Leilani warmed up to her really fast.

She was really good on the road. I love her feet in this shot!!

There was a tea set at Grandma's house that Leilani fell in love with. It was always fun to see where the cups would end up.

She loved looking at all the "aqua"

Momma and Leilani near where we took our engagement pictures. 

She did a lot of sleeping in the car. This shot cracked me up. 


Enjoying the forest in Grandma's backyard. 

The girls.

It was fun spending a whole week with Leilani and Lizeth. 

Enjoying La Selva!!

Thanks again Grandma. You are Wonderful!!