Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wahoo for presents!
He thought this toy was pretty funny!  If you hit the hammer it makes crazy noises.
This picture doesn't even need a caption!  So dang cute!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My big fat update!

This past month has been a crazy whirl-wind vacation!  Ben leaves for Iraq in January so we had one last hoorah before he leaves.  Here are some random pictures from our trip!  This first picture is the HUGE Christmas tree they have in the entrance of Disneyland.  It was amazing!!!

This is "It's a Small World" from the outside.  They light up every square inch!!!  
Mele Kalikimaka everyone!  I was so excited when I saw this sign!
Awwww...Ben in front of the Disney Princess Castle!
After Disneyland we headed to Ben's sister's house for Thanksgiving.  Kai was entertained all week by his cousins.
And loved on by his Aunt Barbara and Uncle Ray!
This was on the USS Midway downtown San Diego.  It's a retired Navy ship that the public can tour through.  It was so cool!  If anyone has plans to travel to San Diego, I highly recommend this!
You can't go to San Diego without going to Sea World!  Here is Shamu showing us his mad skills!  
We had to sit right down front and center to get the best view possible...even if it meant getting a little wet!
One other thing that is a "must do" in San Diego is going to my favorite restaurant of all time, La Fiesta!  They have the best mexican food ever!  Below is a picture of Ben in a food coma!  We both ate so much we were sick!
Awwwww...yummy!!!  This picture kind of makes me drool just looking at it!  I want more!!!
After San Diego we headed for Vegas.  I decided I am not a big fan of Vegas but the shows were tons of fun!  The picture below is the stage at Stomp Out Loud.  I wish I could have gotten some picture of them performing but they would have hauled me out of the theater so I refrained!  The show was a ton of fun but major sensory overload!  I think my eyeballs were spinning by the time we left!
We also saw the Blue Man Group.  The show was awesome but they still kinda freak me out.  I was praying through the whole show that they wouldn't walk up to me and start staring at me.  They are just too creepy for me!
This is by far my favorite picture of the trip!!!  Ben flew home from Utah but Kai and I flew to Seattle for a few days to visit Grandma and Grandpa.  Maile decided she didn't want to miss out on any fun so she drove up from Portland to see us.  Quinn spent the whole weekend smothering Kai.  It was hillarious!  We even managed to get a smile out of Cannon!  I've decided that Cannon is adorable but only when he wants to be!
Ben was so excited to have us back home again that he greeted us both with a lei!  Kai thought his was really tasty!

We are finally back home again but only for a few more weeks.  Ben leaves the first week of January for Iraq.  The day after Ben leaves, Kai and I head to Utah to live with Nalani and Jed.  It should be an adventurous year!  Everyone please keep Ben in your prayers!  Merry Christmas Everyone!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shake...rattle...and roll!!!

Kai started rolling over the other day! Being the dorks that both Ben and I are...we made him do it over and over again until he was mad! In the first video we were trying to get him to roll over and he let out a big yelp of excitement. The second video he actually rolls over!
Sorry for the cheesy baby talk from both Ben and I!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mmmmm...Baby food!

Halloween was a very exciting day for Kai! Not only did he get to dress up as Super Man but he also got to try baby food for the first time!

As you can tell from this picture...he loved it!!!
I was finally figured out how to upload video clips!

I was a little embarassed when I realized how easy it is!
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Landon loves his Baby Kai! Unfortunately Kai did not feel the same way!Kai has discovered his feet this week! He is very excited about it!

Wow, that is one awesome pouty-face!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm obsessed!!!

I am officially obsessed with taking pictures of Kai!!! I downloaded all the pictures from my camera today and realized that every single one of my pictures where of Kai!
I just can't help it when he is so dang cute!
At least I include Ben in some of them!
He's practicing being Superman for Halloween!
Look at what a big boy he is sitting on daddy's lap!
Oh my gosh...that smile makes me melt every time I see it!
He is crazy about his tongue!
Okay...seriously...how could you not love that face!
This is his cooing face! I love it!!!
One last heart melting smile!!! This makes me want to pinch his cheeks just looking at it!
Sorry Nalani but I think Kai wins for cutest baby ever!!!









Monday, October 27, 2008

Hello-oo-oo Ladies!

This is one of Kai's favorite shirts!
I'm not really sure what he is looking at but it must have been fascinating!
Ahhh...big smiles
Ahhh...more big smiles for mom!
And even some for dad!
Ben finally got Kai to giggle the other day so I need to figure out how to download videos so everyone can hear him laugh! It's hilarious!!!




Monday, October 13, 2008

What does Kai love more???

His Bumbo chair, his horse, or his fist?
This picture says it all...his HORSE! This is what happened when the horse fell out of his hands last night! A major melt down! I think I can see the red standing out in his hair!
Oh...thanks mom...life is all good again!
What a stinker!!! Please pray for me!!!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Bumbo chair and smiles!

Kai is finally strong enough for the bumbo chair! We put him in it last night and he hardly knew what to do with himself. He let out these big squaks of excitement!
He looks terrified in this picture but I promise he was enjoying it!
Doesn't he look like such a big boy in this picture!
This is his serious face!
I have tried for weeks now to get a picture of Kai smiling and I finally got one with the help of Ben!
Concentrating hard on daddy!



Sunday, September 28, 2008

Through the eyes of Austin

On Cody and Meridith's wedding day Austin was itching to take pictures so I gave him my camera and told him to have at it! It's funny to see the wedding from Austin's point of view! My only regret is that I deleted some of the good ones before I thought to do this blog!

Okay...so this might be my favorite picture!


No...maybe this one!

Nope...this one definitely wins!!! It took my a second to figure out this was Nate!

I think Maile may have grabbed the camera and taken this one?

All the kids loved the candy jars!


And of course a nice blurry picture of the happy couple with dad and mom O.

That pretty much wraps up the wedding pictures that were on my camera!

I will have to snag a few off the blogs to add to my collection!