Monday, November 24, 2008


I went to a career fair at the high school last week just to look around with my friend Mariko's class. But as we went around the booths, I was thinking about switching careers. We went to one for UH that had to do with something with health and one category was Nutritionist. I'm thinking I could do that! That would be interesting!
We go walking around some more, get some pens, talk to the zoo guy about the skulls and bones of animals he had on his table. Did you guys know that hippos kill like two to three thousand people a year? and that they can open their mouths 177 degrees?!

Holy cow! I mean hippo! I had no idea they were so deadly! I always thought they were so cute!

Well, they still are but they're more dangerous than I thought!
We went to the police booth and started talking to the recruiter and he thought me and Mariko were students! (another story for another time) Anyway, once he found out we were teachers, he was telling us we would make good cops because we could be great for undercover since we look so young and non-police-ish (sorry Mariko, I know that's not a word but it's the only I could come up with!) and we looked at the requirements and we were like, yeah, we could totally do this! I was seriously thinking about joining the police force! But now that ship has sailed and I'm gonna stick with my job as a teacher. I will teach social studies one day. For now, I'm content that I have a job and can support my family. But maybe, just maybe one day when I can't handle being around needy, irritating, disrespectful students anymore, I will quit being a teacher and become a cop!

KB Toys After Thanksgiving Sale

I don't know if you're one of the brave people who go out the day after thanksgiving to go shop the deals but if you are...I've got another email from KB Toys! Click on this LINK and check out the flyer. Of course there might be some price differences here in Hawaii. Just thought I'd share. I don't think I'll be going but if you're going and want to know what's up. There it is.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Baby Signs Video

Here's the video of Aaron signing and he's whistling!
I couldn't even do that until David taught me when we were dating! ;D

Starring Aaron K. Yuen
Cameraman: David K. Yuen

Thanks for filming babe! I always forgot!! ;D

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Baby Signs

Before I forget... We've been teaching Aaron to sign "please" since he was like 6 months old and on and when he was 11 months, he finally signed it back! YES! We were so excited! He signs "please" by pulling on his shirt. It's so funny when he doesn't have a shirt on because he'll pinches himself to sign it. He would do it so often that it would turn red! Then we taught him how to say "thank you" and "more" and he picked that up in like 2 days! Now he can sign "please", "thank you", "more", "eat", and he blows kisses (which is the same as his "thank you").

I will have a video up as soon as I remember to tape it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

KB Toys Invite: 20% off

I signed up for KB Toys newsletter and got this in my email.

I know our kids don't need any more toys but it's a good deal if you're doing some early Christmas shopping!
Click on this link, print it out and bring to a KB Toy store near you! Buy any 3 items and get the 4th free AND if you bring in this coupon, you'll get 20% off your entire purchase!! Oh and it's only on 2 days! Nov 17th and Nov 24th, both Mondays.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Couch Climber

Aaron's discovered how to climb the couch and get down from it before he turned 1 but I've only uploaded the video now.

Aaron decides to lounge with the remote, point to the ceiling fan, talk with David, can't decide if he wants his leg on or off the couch, sucks his thumb, slides off the couch, "smiles" for the camera, shows how old he'll be (1), and waves bye.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

One Year Checkup

We had his one year checkup on Monday and guess what? This little guy really is little! So he's only gained like 1 lb since the last checkup. He eats food but I guess he's so active he needs to eat MORE OFTEN. *sigh* so he's like in the 10th percentile for his weight. Guess where his height is? 75th percentile. Yeah. totally off balance! Aaron's measured at 77cm which means he's 2 and a half feet! He's HALF of me!

He's such a little copycat too! I'm sick and have lost my voice but every time I cough, he does a little cough too! or if I clear my throat he'll try to do the same thing. He's so funny!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

High School Musical 3

Thanks to our friend Mariko, who gave us tickets to get discounted movie tickets, we were able
to go watch in the theatre!

Whoo hoo!! I have been totally looking forward to this movie!
I love High School Musical! I would have to say that the first one was good, the second one was ok but the third one was definitely the BEST!! It was awesome! If you haven't seen it yet, GO! It is totally worth it to go watch in the theatre!
We went with David's cousin, Shaun, and his sister, Mailani to Windward mall after we went to Haunted Lagoon at PCC (another story). It was so fun! When we went to buy our tickets, it was like 9:30pm and the movie was supposed to start at 9:30pm but the cashier asked us if we wanted tickets for the 10 o'clock show. WHAT?! We thought maybe it was a full house but it wasn't, we were like the only ones there! We had the theatre ALL to ourselves! for like the previews and then this other couple came in. They didn't even start the previews until we came in! How cool is that?!
Did I tell you I LOVE this movie? I love the music and the dancing and the music!

After the movie we posed with the gang! Oh yeah baby!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

First Birthday Party

We had his first birthday celebration at Kakela Beach Park! It was super fun! We had a potluck and we had SO MUCH food! It was so YUMMY!! Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us!
When we brought out the cake he wanted to touch the candles, of course, and when we gave him a piece of cake, he was so confused. "What?! You're going to let me touch the cake and eat it?!" If you look closely, he's slowly touching and testing the frosting...pretty soon, he just plants his face in the cake and gets frosting and cake ALL OVER his face! It was hilarious!

We didn't open his presents till we got home. Usually he's into ripping paper apart but since he was allowed to, he didn't really care! typical right?

He got a book, a wooden ambulance, shirts, a jack in the box and candy! Thank you!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


We went to two different ward Trunk or Treats AND went trick or treating! Aaron got a bunch of candy for us!! hee hee! For the first Trunk or Treat at David's home ward we needed a costume. Since he didn't want to wear the monkey jacket, we went over to David's parents' house and picked one from their bag o'costumes. We found a Milky Way costume!
How cute is he?! click to enlarge
For our own ward Trunk or Treat, he was again the Milky Way since I really didn't want to round up another costume. I dressed up as a basketball player minus the shoes (It was raining that night and I HATE walking in wet shoes and socks! so I wore slippers.)

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The costume was actually too long for him so he couldn't really crawl and get around!

He was so mad cuz his foot's stuck and he kept slipping!!
We weren't planning on trick or treating with him since we had to go to town to pick up food for his birthday party which was the next day but we got back earlier than we thought and went around Hauula getting candy! Whoo hoo!!

Monkey No Do

This was his first costume...he really didn't want to wear it.
The monkey jacket looked like it was itchy and scratchy...
Aaron doesn't like things on his head or have long sleeves either

I had to take pictures of his sad face! It was so funny! I know, I'm mean.

But he was much happier when I took off the monkey jacket. Look closely or click to enlarge but you can totally see that he had tears in his eyes!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Husband Tag Deux

like how I pretend that I know how to speak French?

Here they are watching a volleyball game in the CAC! so cute!!
Hubby tag.
(From Amanda)
Where did you meet? BYUH Bookstore
How long did you date before you were married?
We started dating in January 2005 and were married July 2006.
How long have you been married?
We were married on July 1, 2006 so like...2 1/2 years
What is your favorite feature of his?

His smile!
What is your favorite quality of his?
He is so funny and FUN! and caring! He'll do anything he can to help someone! Like give people rides when he sees them walking...I'm trying to work on that.
Does he have a nickname for you?
What is his favorite color?
Royal Blue
What is his favorite food?
He likes everything I make! Ha. Just kidding. He likes to eat pretty much anything. He's really not picky. If I had to pick just one, I'd have to say...Hawaiian.
What is his favorite sport?
Basketball, football, volleyball
Does he have a hidden talent?
It's not really HIDDEN but he does have the AWESOMEST voice! I love it!
When and where was your first kiss?
In front of Hale 2 after we came back from somewhere with other people. He was walking me to the "door".
Do you have any children?
Yeah we do! Aaron who's turning one on Saturday!!
What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Anything and everything we do together is fun. Watching movies, playing basketball, eating, get the idea!
How old is he?
What is his favorite type of music?
Hawaiian, pop, R&B, hip hop...
What do you admire most about him?
That he's not scatterbrained like me! He always thinks things through! which is awesome if you know me! He cares about other people like I said above. He's an awesome dad (but who wouldn't be after being 3rd in a family of 10?) He cracks jokes and is so funny!

I tag...Sheena, Betsy, Sylvie, Rebecca, Tawnya, and YOU!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Aaron's 1!!

I can't believe a whole year has gone by already! It has been so fast! Our little Aaron is ONE!! He turned one on November 1st! I look at him and it's hard to believe he was the little baby we brought home!!
I would post like a billion pictures of him but instead I made a collage from Picasa! It was so hard to pick just one picture from each month because there are so many awesome pictures but I did it. Here are some of my favorites.

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starting from the uppermost left corner going right: day he was born, 2 months sitting, 3 months with funny face and cute outfit, 4 months as a bunny, 5 months playing on couch, 6 months starting to crawl, 7 months wanting out of the kiddie pool, 8 months screaming, 9 months screaming in a kiddie pool, 10 months smiling with teeth, 11 months with cheesy smile, 12 months on his 1st birthday eating cake!

Some of his favorite things:

watching and dancing to Super Why
Dancing to music
reading books
crawling up and down the couch
eating Cheerios, baby mum mums, Gerber finger foods
hanging out with Mommy and Daddy
crawling everywhere and getting into everything!
throwing balls
looking at the wheels of toy cars
pushing and pulling stroller wheels
pointing and looking at lights
drinking from our cups
eating what we're eating
getting scared
making silly faces

Halloween and birthday party posts to come!


My bad!!
I wasn't paying too much attention to him when he was by the doors in the Old Gym and someone came out and his hand got caught under the door! They felt so bad but you know what, it was NOT their fault!! When it happened, he CRIED!! and then he got over it, I even ran in under cold water and he wanted to play with the water instead.
He's tough.

don't click on image to enlarge...but if you can see the owie on his ring finger