Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Alani checks out Uncle Lanndyn's music room. Pretty cool...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

from the frying pan into the fire

Yay, we just made it to Phoenix, AZ. We left SLO at 5:30 am. Wow. We thought SLO was hot this week. Ha ha. It took us 11 hours, but we stopped plenty of times. Thanks to IVL for the DVD player! Uncle Kawi was definitely right about his analogy, I put it in the title. It fits.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

cell phone

Kawai asked me yesterday, "Mommy, at what age do people get their own cellphone?" Since she's still 5, I hesitated, trying to come up with the appropriate response. Before I could answer, she asked "How old were you when you got your first cellphone?" Aha, I thought, this'll do it. I answered "I was about 32 when I got mine, so maybe when you are 32 you will get one!"

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Big Show

Here are some group shots from the big show on May 31. Don't these girls look great?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

South Hills family pics

Hoike show May 31

Well all the practicing for the big hula performance ('Ano'ai Ke Aloha - Greetings of Aloha) paid off. Kawai and Mana did great in their 7 hula dances. I have no pictures from the show, but I got some pics of them in some of their costumes the day of the show. Here are a few....

Ancient hula costume for Chant.

Maori outfits with poi balls. Mana could even do 2 poi balls at once!

My Plumeria Lei outfit.

These are my Yellow Birds. I was told this was one of the favorite dances by the audience.