Sunday, January 30, 2011

We Made It!

We are here! The flight was totally manageable. Thank goodness for the nice Hawaiian Airlines stewardess who gave us 3 seats instead of just two. Having that extra seat was key. I gave him a present to open right when we were about to take off which held his interest until we got in the air. He ate lots of snacks and took a two hour nap. When he woke up we opened another present, watched 2 episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba and then all of a sudden we were landing. We didn't even have to walk him up and down the aisles. It was awesome. So much different to have that extra person, even though I did most of the entertaining. We are having a great time so far. Nainoa loves hanging out with Tutu and Papa Al. He LOVES the water and just wants to swim all day. He takes the best naps after! More to come.

Nainoa chillin' at Tutu's house.

Ala Moana Beach

Just so happened that The Fabulous Sin City Roller Derby team was on our plane from Vegas to Honolulu. We watched their match with Hawaii's Pacific team. Vegas won!

Nainoa finally likes to ride on the shoulders. So cool to watch roller derby outside in Hawaii.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Nainoa 7 months January 2010 , Hukilau Beach, Oahu.

I can't believe we are leaving tomorrow for Hawaii! All week I have been prepping Nainoa about how we are going on an airplane to visit Tutu in Hawaii. I tell him who he's going to meet what we are going to do. How he's going to sit on Mommy and Daddy's lap the whole 6 hours. (One can dream right?) He's been repeating the story back to me in his own words like, "Tutu airplane...Wiki bus...get off airplane...Uncle Verge guitar...Uncle Kipe hula....Popo" etc. So hopefully it will be smooth sailing tomorrow. I wrapped a few new books and travel doodle thing. I downloaded a few episodes Yo Gabba Gabba. Since he's never seen the a full episode, maybe that will kill 24 minutes and 36 seconds of hour 6 hour journey. Lots of snacks and lots of patience. I'll let all you know how it goes! ALOHA!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

January '11

January is almost over and lot's of things have been happening over here. Nainoa's language is growing everyday. He is getting really good with 3 syllable words. He can finally say his name correctly. Instead of "Noa" he can say "Nainoa." He can say simple 3 word sentences like "Take off shoes.", "Nainoa hold it." He still hitting, shooting, carrying any sort of ball. He loves looking at pictures of family and friends. His favorite picture album is from our wedding in Maui. I am so excited to go to Hawaii next Friday. We will be there for 2 glorious weeks. I am a little nervous about the flight but at least Eye will be there. We have been talking a lot about getting on the airplane to visit Tutu. Hopefully it will be smooth flying. (fingers crossed)

Visiting Byron at Southpoint Hotel. He was in town playing with his mother-in-law
Connie Stevens. Nainoa had a blast playing with Wilder (1o days younger). He especially had fun playing with Wilder's older brother.

Nainoa loves to give hugs. Sometime they are too hard. Wilder wasn't feeling it.

Nainoa is really into this Jack-In-The-Box toy lately.

My adventurous boy loves the park, especially these tunnels.

He is getting so tall!

Ahhhh the joys of co-sleeping. Poor Eye always gets the feet in the neck.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Raising Cain: Protecting the Inner Lives of Boys

Eye and I watched this great documentary Raising Cain: Protecting the Inner Lives of Boys. I picked it up from our local library. It was really interesting and I highly suggest to my mommy friends who have boys. Someone watch it so I can talk to someone about it!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 Updates

Nainoa is 19 months and getting cuter and cuter everyday. His language, memory, and humor are growing everyday. One of the things that he does that makes himself laugh is call me, "Uncle Mommy." He just thinks that is the funniest things in the world. He such a parrot these days that we really have to watch our mouth. He said the F-bomb twice the other night on his Daddy's watch of course. Nainoa loves to drum, play piano, read books, dance, play with any sort of ball (he can name every type of ball) and go the new indoor playground called Kinderland Cafe. One of his favorite things to do is go to Guitar Center with his Daddy and play on all the instruments.
We are having so much fun with Nainoa. On his last check up he weighed almost 28 pounds. He is over the 95 percentile in his height and 75 percentile in his weight. Doc said he's advanced in his language for his age. He's basically talking like a two year old and boy so are his tantrums. Yes the terrible twos have started over here. Nainoa can throw a mean tantrum when he doesn't get his way. He does the flop on the ground and cry when things don't go exactly his way. I really feel at a loss on the best way to discipline. I need to figure out our way of disciplining Nainoa. Part of my New Years resolution is to read more so here are the some of the books I am picking up from the library tomorrow. Playful Parenting, No-Cry Discipline Solution and Raising Cane: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. If anyone else has any good ones please let me know!

Monday, January 3, 2011

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