Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's family time!

Did I mention we took another trip to the Big Island? Ha-Ha! We had to take advantage of Nixis being a lap child before June! We did a lot but mostly just spent time with family, played in the yard, went bike riding, exercised...ate a lot!!

Nixis had a blast yet again playing in the yard, running around with the kids (especially Caius). He just loves/hates the animals. He loves looking at them...from a distance!

Mom made me cook sweet potato haupia pie, which didn't turn out as well as it normally does but nevertheless it was gone in no time. That desert takes 4 hours to make! Mom also asked for help making a scrap book for NOP to have handy and to show what kind of things a foster child could expect if they were to ever be relocated to mom and dad's home. It was a lot of fun discussing captions for the pictures and taking a lot of action shots! I did not get pix of the book but it turned out pretty good considering I have no experience with scrapbooking!!

For mothers day I helped Moses clean his house for his wife. We took out that horrible book shelf, busted it up, painted it and made really cool shelves for the wall. Then, we purchased a couch cover, a coffee table that dubs as a chest (to hide the childrens' stuff) and some flowers. The house looked made over! My little service project for the week! :) Then, I had mom teach me how to make a snowman out of Ivory snow. She used to make these every year for Christmas and we can't let go of it. It's too much fun and so cute. Plus, it makes the house smell good!

More family...Kekai and family came down and rented the Beach house so Dad, Moses, and Caius came down for the weekend to check it out. It was sooo nice. Dad could finally spend time with his great grand children who recently turned one. They are dolls! Nawai kept hugging Nixis!

We had to get a pix of the two moks around my haole sister!!

Deanna and Aunty Sista spent time at the house too! Always nice to spend time with the mainland family!! Erin, Dee, and I was cruising on the patio looking at the ocean on this beautiful sunday afternoon!

Of course, bar-b-que was on the menu!

The beach house has a hammock outside so we just had to try it! Nixis loves his cousins Caius and Kalia!! It's hard to get hime to what I want when they are around!

After the beach house the family is heading over to the Big Island to spend a week up there...wish another trip was in the budget or on the year, I guess! :)