Monday, June 4, 2012

Stomping around

Has it been two months since my last post??  Yikes!  Where have I been?  Well I finished my straight A semester on May 16th, Nainoa turned 3 on May 20th (pictures to come), then I started my 40 hour a week internship at a skilled nursing facility on May 21st.   I have been experiencing what it is like to work a from 6:30 am-3:00 pm everyday, Monday - Friday.  I still try and teach my Pilates clients a few times a week plus hula so my time with Nainoa and Eye are very limited.  Weekends are golden to me.  So I again have no time to catch up!

I wanted to post this video of 9oa doing Stomp.  I did not prompt him to find the pot covers.  He did this on his own and I just coaxed him a little because as you know, they always stop doing the best stuff when the camera comes out.  In about 15 years he can audition for the show :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012


We spent 12 hours at Disneyland last Wednesday. Yes you heard me 12 hours! I swore last time we would get a hotel room. Let me just say if you are going to go to Disneyland you NEED a hotel room so the kiddos and the parents can get some chill time. Thank goodness Nainoa fell asleep and took a nap. But I wished we had a hotel room so we could take a nap too. But in the end we all had a great time.

Who's happy?

The gang with Buzz

He's got daddy's hair


This is when you need a hotel room

3-D Bug's Life movie

Just done

What a loooong but awesome day.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Unexpected hair cut

I came home from a long day at school to find out that Nainoa had his first hair cut. Without me. Lolo decided that it was okay to just "trim" Nainoa's bangs. As you can see in the photo above that is not just a ''trim." I have never ever cut his hair. He has gone almost 3 years without a hair cut. I wasn't planning onto until the time was right. I had it all planned out. We would go to my sister's salon in L.A. , I would take a video, take some photos, make a little movie and document the whole thing. It has taken me about 2 days to get over this hair cut incidence. I know Lolo just meant well. Lately Nainoa has been obsessed with this cartoon, Sinbad the Sailor.

Somewhere in the movie someone says, "get a haircut." Of course Nainoa has been saying "get a haircut" or "I want a haircut" or "cut my hair mommy." In no way did I think I would come home to see my son's bangs trimmed like Betty Boop.

The worst part of the whole thing is that Lolo didn't even save the hair. Lola started to dig in the trash to try and find it. That just made it worse. I was so angry that I filled up with tears and cried silently. I'm sure Lolo didn't even think about it. I mean it's probably just a mom thing to do anyway. Sigh. It's just I felt that the "first haircut" thing was taken away from me. It was an important event that I wanted to be a part of. There are so many benefits of my parents living with us, the list goes on and on. I could not have been able to go school. Eye could not be on the road right now if it wasn't for my parents. I know how lucky I am. But sometimes a mom has just got to vent. Right? Thanks for listening. I think I am truly over it now. Thank goodness Nainoa is so damn cute.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fun days at school.

It's been hard to post because of school. There isn't much time for anything these days. I do want to leave you with this. Not to brag, but I am one of the best the class when it comes to deep tendon reflexes. I attribute my technique to all that drumming in Stomp.

More Nainoa updates after this hell week.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I'm Sean.

I took Nainoa on a date last Monday and we saw The Secret World of Arrietty. Now he calls himself Sean, the lead boy character and of course I am Arrietty. I love pretend play.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Left leg.

A few weeks ago Eye and I went to a seminar with author Michael Thompson who wrote Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. This is book is also a documentary which I highly suggest especially to my mammas who have boys. One thing Michael said that I will never forget is that self-esteem comes from skill. The more skills one attains the more self-esteem they will have.

It's all about the left leg and building that self-esteem.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gong Hey Fat Choy!

Chinese New Year, Freemont St

I survived the first week of school. I have a lot of reading and papers this semester. Yuck. I haven't had to write a paper since 199_? I am so thankful to have my parents here to help me as well as my awesome husband. Nainoa is going to school two Monday and Wednesday from 9:00-4:30. He really enjoys it now. There are some days he says he doesn't want to go but he ends up wanting to stay longer at the end of the day! Progress.

I feel like the is no end in sight when it comes to potty training. Nainoa has ZERO interest in going to the potty. I try to bribe or to make it fun and he still won't go. Ugh. I am at a loss. Everyone says don't rush, he'll do it when he's ready. WHEN IS THAT? If I remember correctly Tutu said Eye wasn't potty trained until he was four? Maybe it's genetic.

Since Eye is gone next week I wanted to have a family outing before he left. I am always so busy with school. I have to make it a point to have some sort of family outing once a week. Since is was the Chinese New Year there is a ton of fun things to do here in Vegas. Tonight we went to Freemont Street to watch the lion dancers and dragon dancers. Nainoa loved it. In the car on the way home he said, "Mommy I want to do the lion dance. Will you come and lion dance with me?"

Lion dancers

Dragon dancers

Dragon about to eat our heads!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Nainoa's favorite exhibit at the Natural History Museum

We decided to have a staycation this week. I have really enjoyed my week with Nainoa. I feel like we have spent a lot of quality time together as a family. This week we went to the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Natural History Museum, Aliante Discovery Park and had a play date with his friend Sofia. Next week we are probably going to go into shock with the school schedule. I have school 5 days a week and Nainoa has 2 full days a week. Sigh. I'm not ready to go back. I'm already planning our spring break in March. Disneyland!!!

Finding Nemo Aquarium

Feeding the ducks or feeding themselves?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cough, cough and Toy Story 3

Balloons always make you feel better.

Nainoa has been sick for the last week and half. Low grade fever, runny runny runny nose and a wet cough. I really try and not take on my mother's hypochondriac tendencies. Sometimes it's hard when she is asking, "You should take him to the doctor. Don't you think he should see someone about his cough?" I got great natural, homeopathic advice from many friends and thankfully Nainoa is on the mend. He still has a little cough and a snotty nose but it's not as bad as it was. He felt well enough to go to Toy Story 3 on ice today. We had such a great time! It was such a fun show. I recommend it to you parents out there. Can I just say how much of a racket Disney is running? I mean seriously, Woody snow cones for 10 dollars? Popcorn in a Mickey Mouse bucket 10 dollars?? I am proud to say we walked away without purchasing any garb.

My six week school break has flown by! It is my last week before school starts. I am taking a week off of work to spend some quality time with the family. Hopefully I will get a few more posts in before I get overwhelmed with school again.

Army men


The gang

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Catching Up

Yes, I know, I know, I KNOW! I have been totally slacking. In lieu of the lack of posts I decided to make a 5 minute video of what we've been doing these past months. Hope you enjoy.

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