Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Backyard Dacathlon!

Another funny exercise video. This video makes me miss the Summer! Enjoy!

It's easier to watch in YouTube since it was shot in wide screen. Link

Thursday, February 10, 2011


So Phillip has figured out how to count past 100. He LOVES to count. I think the highest number he has counted to is 746! He will sometimes count in bed when he isn't very tired. He was excited when he learned to count by 5 and 10.

Today he wanted to count his piggy bank. This has been our house coin collection for about 4 years. We counted it together. $156.40 in quarters, nickels & dimes. $30 in paper money from Phillip's egg business. Pretty good for just extra change around the house.

Phillip kept trying to do eeny-meeny-miney-mo to decide which coins to give to Heavenly Father and Jesus.

Phillip's latest obsession is calendars and counting down dates. I guess it started with the advent calendar in December. He got a scripture reading chart and has been good about getting out the scriptures every night. Last night he wanted to have his scriptures for reading time in his bed. Lily wanted one of her board books. Phillip said, "Lily the scriptures are the most important book! It's more important than 'Lily's Chocolate Heart' book!"

It's great to have such a good little guy! ;-)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Hawaii :-)

Trip to Hawaii!

We left and had a GREAT flight. I haven't flown without the kids since I was pregnant with Phillip. It was amazing to watch 2 1/2 movies on the Plane .. (BTW 'I Hate Vampires' was AMAZING!) ha! We got to the hotel and swam in the pool. We then walked around to find a place to eat. My eye caught a HUGE Hello Kitty stuffed animal in front of a restaurant. It was a Japanese Sushi & Seafood Buffett! What couldn't be better?! Hello Kitty AND all-you-can-eat sushi!! They had about a hundred Hello Kitty bobble-heads glued all over the restaurant. It was amazing! Too bad it gave Pete a stomach ache!

Garage Sale - We drove up to the North Shore. We saw a garage sale sign and just HAD to stop. Too bad we had just our carry-on bags. I could have bought some really good junk! We stopped at two different beaches along the North Shore. It took me a while to get the courage to get in the water. I got out of the water when the Life Guard said, "you cannot swim on your own! If you don't have fins, you can't swim in the water!" ha!

Infinity Edge pool - I looked through so many hotels, hotel reviews, but when I saw the infinity edge pool on expedia, I thought to myself, "I want to go to there!" It was GREAT! The bean bags were my favorite .. you could just read in the pool and not get the book drenched in water!

Polynesian Cultural Center

I posed next to the statue and stuck out my stomach. A lady said, "oh! I thought that was for real" Ummm ... I think she thought I was pregnant then was surprised when it was just a mushy stomach! ;-) I took a Polynesian Dance class at BYU. It was fun trying to imitate the different dances.

Hiking Diamond Head

We got up early and hiked up Diamond Head. Pete saw some whales at the top of the mountain. Pete and another couple kept talking about a crater. I said, "what crater?" ... "Ummm... the one you are standing on. I am wearing the T-shirt that Pete got when he went to Hawaii in 1984!

In all, it was a GREAT trip! We came home and the kids were having so much fun at Becca's house. They didn't want to leave! They had fun with the Grandma and Grandpa and saw Pari's family. Hung out with Penny's family. I don't know if they knew we were gone! It's great to have people to look out and make it a fun vacation for the kids as well!