Thursday, December 31, 2009

.happy twenty-ten.

a new year.

a new decade.

brand new adventures as a family.

happy twenty-ten!

.little miss poser.
.papa harry and kaiya.
.the night was just getting started and little kaiya was passed out.
.fast asleep when the clock struck midnight.
.this took about 2010 tries to get it right, but it finally came out.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

.little miss kaiya's first laughs.

kaiya gets the giggles when we have the sniffles.  silly chickee.  here is some of miss kaiya's first laughs that we caught on the new flip camera...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

.tummy time progress.

like i mentioned before, kaiya hated tummy time in the beginning and we slowly started to get minutes int there.  here she is playing on her tummy...

Friday, December 25, 2009

.merry christmas.

.little miss kaiya's 1st christmas.

daddy's mom, grandma barb (yes, kaiya has 2 grandma barbara's) came in on christmas eve to stay for two weeks. we’re all very excited about that. although little miss kaiya cries a bunch when anyone but mommy holds her, grandma barb tries to get in her time holding, playing or talking to her as much as possible.

instead of the traditional milk and cookies left out for santa...santa and his helpers got to munch on bread topped with an assortment of cheeses and honeycomb, followed by some red wine.  yummm!

we had a great first christmas as a family. she had a late christmas eve because of all the activity going on at great-grandma lina’s house, and didn’t end up going to sleep until about 10:30, 3 hours later than normal. but, she slept through until 6:30, ate, changed and joined everyone to start the festivities. cousins kaytin and caleb sang happy birthday to jesus, ate breakfast and it was present time. everyone had to open their stockings first, got lots of little goodies, then it was onto the presents. kaiya received LOTS of clothes and toys. she got two of the same playmat toy, so one was off to grandma barbara and papa harry's house. however, everytime Kaiya goes to play in it…caleb comes crawling in next to her. she’s not a big fan of she starts wailing. :( daddy got lots of chef stuff (cookbooks, chef shoes, knife and sharpening stone) and mommy got a sewing machine and a new purse (yay!!!).
although daddy had to work, he made a delicious french onion soup to for the annual taba luncheon. it was a hit and everyone loved it. mommy had 2.5 bowls. :) little chickee got passed around, but mostly wanted mommy. she was a good girl all day and kept with her usual schedule.
great-grandpa john gave all of us some christmas $$, so mommy used hers to buy one of those flip minoHD cameras. mommy and daddy can’t wait to start using it and posting videos of the little chicken.
btw, she’s being referred to as little chicken because she is alllll smiles whenever we say the word. lately, she’s also been starting to laugh. she laughs when daddy bounces her in the air, and when mommy sniffles. we’ll try to get some laughs on video once she starts with the full on belly laughs.
in the meantime, here’s one picture of her in her christmas outfit, from grandma barbara…that is 3-6 months, but was still too small and didn’t button up all the way. oh well.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

.falling asleep reading us weekly.

.possibly teething.

For the past I don’t know how many weeks, kaiya has been trying to stuff everything she can get her hands on in her mouth. Including her hands, burp cloths, car seat belts, piglets ears…etc etc etc. She also drools like crazy and manages to always get my shirt soaking wet. It’s great when we’re out in public. Lol! So this leads us to believe she’s possible cutting some teeth. There’s two little white buds on her bottom gums, if they don’t pop out by her next appointment we’ll ask Dr. Carolan.
Here’s a couple pictures of her trying to stuff piglets ear in her mouth.

.best santa ever.

remember how i said i would write more about her picture with santa later…well here it is!  isn’t that santa HILARIOUS!  i find it awesome that kaiya’s first santa picture is with this guy.  no wonder we didn’t have to wait in line.  i know, i know…he’s the hawaiian santa.  still….i will crack up everytime i look at this picture.  thank you kukui grove for hiring a hawaiian santa!!!  LMAO!

Monday, December 14, 2009

.three months old.

miss kaiya turned THREE months today!!! where have those three months gone? it’s amazing to see her grow and grow and grow. she’s doing all sorts of things now: sleeping through the night, talking all the time, smiling, crying less (amen!), holding her head up (even without too much tummy time), playing with toys (loves mirrors) and putting on the poundage. she doesn’t seem too interested in rolling over yet…but i guess there’s no rush. oh…and her maybe #1 most favorite pasttime…watching TV, while sitting in the recliner. LOL! here’s a couple photos of her with her cute 3 month sticker on.
smiling for the camera…
magining knocking out caleb…LOL!

leaving presents for mommy...

and the two TV watching princesses...watching Ni Hao Kai-Lan

Saturday, December 12, 2009

.tummy time.

little miss kaiya doesn’t really like tummy time.  the only significant tummy time we’ve gotten in with her is when she’s on our chests in the recliner.  she’s been pushing off and holding her own head up for quite some time now so i decided to put her on the floor and see how she would like it.  eventhough she still only likes being down there for a couple minutes, she does really good at pushing herself up.
12/01/09...totally not digging it

12/08/09....seriously mom?!?

12/12/09....i see you's a lot of work holding up these cheeks...

.morning smiles.

this face makes it all worth it!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

.little miss kaiya gets her ears pierced.

We took kaiya to get pictures taken with Santa…more on that later. She was such a good girl with Santa we decided to inquire about piercing her ears. Claire’s was automatically vetoed…so we went to Zales first. They didn’t do it, but recommended Prestige Jewelers. The couple that own Prestige have been there forever, so we decided to eat Genki Sushi then go back to pierce her ears.
She didn’t love it so much. She cried of course but took it like a big girl. She looks adorable with them!!! We are so happy with the outcome. Take a look for yourself…

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

.miss kaiya hearts the o-ball and sttn.

we’ve been trying to get kaiya to play with toys…eventhough she would much rather watch tv.  so on our trip to oahu this past weekend, we picked up a pink o-ball with some $$ papa harry gave her.  we’re not quite sure that she gets it, but when she finds it in her hands she doesn’t let go and shakes it so the little balls rattle.  here’s a few pictures of her figuring it out/playing with it/examining it.

sttn=sleeping through the night.  i better knock on wood. *knock knock knock* for the past few weeks she’s only been waking up once…anywhere from 3-6 a.m.  she usually eats for 15-20 minutes and is right back asleep.  but there are times where i’ll put her back down and she smiles and smiles like it’s play time.  so i’ll feed her a little more and rock her in the chair (from great-grandpa yarnell) until she falls back asleep.
naps on the other hand….totally different story.  she’ll take a nap…but only if someone is carrying her or if she’s in the ergo carrier.  the ergo carrier is a life saver!!!  we’ve tried out about three different types (sleepy wrap, baby hawk mei tai carrier, and ergo carrier) and she only likes this one.  hopefully as she gets older she’ll like the other ones.  if not, maybe the next baby will like them…or we can hand me down to someone who’s baby does.
she’s pretty good at holding up her head, but we need to work on tummy time.  she usually gets frustrated after a couple minutes.  maybe i’ll post about that tomorrow…

.lil miss kaiya's first trip.

our first trip as a family was to honolulu.  it was kaiya's first time on an airplane, and daddy's first time to oahu...other than the airport.  kaiya was such a good girl on the plane ride to and from...after all, it is only a 25 minute flight. 

we stayed at the ala moana hotel, for convenience and location.  it is located a parking lot away from the ala moana shopping center.  we went to do some christmas shopping, so it worked out perfectly.  here are some views from the hotel room.

kaiya also got to meet uncle mikey and his girlfriend aunty sherry.  they picked all of us up and we headed over to the light parade in downtown honolulu.  kaiya slept for the beginning of the parade, but when the fire engines rolled by they sounded their horns and woke her up.

kaiya also got to meet aunty rhea, uncle trey, minor and aunty taryn.  we all met up at genki sushi.  we had such a great trip, we all can't wait until the spring when we travel to new mexico to see daddy's side of the family.

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