Tuesday, January 20, 2009


So many people have been blogging about how great the Twilight series was so I got very curious. Ryan went out and got me a copy of the book and it was not long before I was hooked. I started book one on Monday the 12th and by Monday the 19th I was done with book four. I felt so bad because I really neglected Ryan during this time. I am now excited about seeing the movie. I'll have to get to it before it leaves the theaters.
Thanks Veronica and Michelle for getting me hooked. I'm always up for a good vampire story.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Feeling better!!

So Leilani has been feeling a lot better. We are really happy to have her back to normal. 

Looking super cute in her new dress. Thanks Tia Lily!!!

Last Saturday we got together with the family to celebrate Leilani's half birthday and her cousin Kyle's Birthday. Mammy hooked Leilani up with this Laker gear. She has the chance to do a little growing into it. It should fit perfect right around finals time. Thank you Mammy!! We love it. She actually cried when I took it off of her. Leilani also got a great book from Mia and Emma. Thanks girls!!

She's been grabbing at the feet for a while but she is now eating them. 

Monday, January 5, 2009

6 Months Today

So today is Leilani's 6 month mark. Yesterday she seemed to be doing better but last night was a little rough on her. I took the day off of work to stay home with her and Lizeth. Lizeth is still feeling a little under the weather as well. This morning started a little sad but she really seemed to be doing better in the evening.

Leilani had a rough night. This is the sad face that have too too much of lately.

I know the shot is a little blurry but I thought it was cute. This is her looking at her medication with big eyes. She is not a fan of taking it.

We made her half a cake to celebrate her half birthday. She was in really good spirits tonight. We are hoping for a good night tonight. She really looks happy in the picture. She is amazing.

Leilani we love you very much and are super grateful to have you in our lives. Thank you for your smile and love.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


It has been a rough couple of days for Leilani. About 3 o'clock saturday morning she started coughing and would not stop. This had happened a couple times so we decided it was time to take her in. We took her to emergency and she was diagnosed with Broncialitis. It was not a fun 4 hours in the hospital. They took xrays and did a breathing treatment on her that helped but made her miserable. After the breathing treatment she threw up a ton of phlegm. Then she sat there with tears in her eyes on the hospital bed. She had big red bags under her eyes and she was just whimpering. One time she made eye conact with me and then the whimpers turned into a full cry.  I have never looked at anything that made me feel that sad in my life. I thought about taking a picture of her with my phone at that time but thought it might cost me the father of the year award so I didn't. 
We got the diagnosis and the prescription and came home. She slept well that day. Saturday night she slept well too. Lizeth also caught a cold so now I have two lovely ladies I am trying to care for. Saturday night was stressful for me. I sat and watched Leilani sleep for a lot of the night stressing over her breathing. I finally got the the courage to go to bed but had to keep getting up and checking on her. I told Lizeth that Leilani would be our only kid because my heart cannot take worrying for another one. 
Leilani is now getting back to herself. She giggled with me during a stellar game of peek a boo today and is back to smiling. Tomorrow our little princess turns 6 months old. I will post some pics of the resurrected smile then. She is asleep now and I fear snapping a pic would wake her up and further diminish my chances of the award.  I love you all and thank you for all the prayers and support.

Here is a shot of a sad little girl on New Years. Tomorrows will be much happier I promise!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy 2009 - Well.... not too happy so far

2009 has not gotten off to a great start. Lizeth and I both have colds and Leilani is sick too. It's heartbreaking to see our little princess so sad. She is congested and really down. It's a helpless feeling to not really be able to do much to help her out. Thanks to Dustin for coming out and assisting with a blessing today. If you could all keep her in your prayers it would be appreciated. Any advice from some of you longer term parents would really be appreciated. Thanks a lot and Happy New Year!!!!!