Sunday, September 18, 2011

Duneboarding, kayaking, and hula

All summer Robb's band has been doing a lot of gigs.  The girls really enjoy dancing hula when they can.  They have been playing at the Back Door Deli every other Friday night, which is really fun and great food. It's also hard to photograph since it's nighttime.

We had a nice visit in early August with the Ganitch family from Canoga Park. We took them to a favorite spot on the Oceano dunes for some riding.

On labor day weekend Robb helped put on the annual Central Coast Kama'ainas labor day paina.  It's hard to believe this was the 7th year!  It's at a really fun place which has a man-made lake and beach, in the middle of Paso Robles wine country.  I was so busy with watching Alani and Anu in the lake I didn't get many photos, but I loved this ones of the girls in the kayaks.  There was great music and the best Hawaiian food potluck ever!
Darin and Robb attempt skateboard decks down the dunes

Go Darin, he made it down in one piece!

Kristin the trusty photographer

Our 2 families managed to fit around one table for Kawai's birthday dinner!
Somehow Darin got Anu comfortable in his arms!  That's unusual for our little boy. He must know it's his uncle.

Kawai had a lot of fun at Star Farms this year and was quite confident on the kakak

Kawai and Isabella as the sun was setting and the party was dying down.

Kawai and Maile starting a hula

Monday, September 5, 2011

Keanu is Two!

My little boy is officially two years old!  Anu had his 2 year old dr. appt. the other day.  He didn't grow much in the last 6 months.  I wonder how much of that was caused by the 3 weeks of Pulmicort (steroid) for his breathing problems. One of the side effects on the package says "please notify your doctor if your child stops growing".  I didn't think about that until after we had the Dr. appt so I didn't have the chance to run that by the Dr.

Height: 33 1/2 in (25%)
Weight: 24 lbs, 9.6 oz (11%)
Head circumference: 49 1/4 cm (70%)

Hair color: blond
Eye color: green? or blue with brown ring?
Hair length: never been cut

Anu at his first Cal Poly men's soccer game

Kawai decorated his icecream cake with a soccerball because he loves soccerballs.  Nevermind that it says "Keamu".

Anu's new trike.  Equipped with loud noises of Lightning McQueen.  I was hoping his feet would hit the pedals, but they don't.  Darn.

I didn't get any photos of what happened between eating his birthday cake and opening presents.  Robb managed to jab a plastic fake fingernail through his thick foot, while innocently walking across the living room floor, and blood started gushing all over the living room. The 3 girls were screaming about as loud as their dad, and I was sitting there trying not to feel sick.  We finally sent him to the E.R. after he noticed some of the plastic fingernail was missing and may be in side his foot.  The E.R. probed all around (without anesthesia) and couldn't find the micro plastic chunck, so they just cleaned it and glued it up.  The positive side to all that?  He didn't have to work for the next 2 days.  Lesson:  never buy dollar store fake fingernail set, no matter how much the child begs for it.