Thursday, January 27, 2011


David and Raya went to run errands the other day and it so happened that they were early enough to get some Mitsu-ken. I am so jealous! Their garlic chicken is THE best I've ever tasted! (my mouth is watering just thinking about it!)
Seriously, IF you ever have a chance to go to Hawaii/town BEFORE 1pm...GO RUN, not walk, to Mitsu-Ken and get their garlic chicken!

Look, even Raya's excited!

"Oooh! That looks yummy!"

I love Raya and her funny faces! She cracks me up!

YWYM Combined activity (1.27.11)

As a family, we went to mutual tonight.
Deacons couldn't find a volleyball net so they used an extension cord. Nice.

David kept score and I think held on to the pole too.

Kids had fun.

They played some other games too but I didn't get a chance to take photos.

Oh well.

Thanks Deacons!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


David turned around to check on the kids and saw this!

Raya had fallen asleep and she must've rubbed her eye and it ended up looking like that! LOL!!

Of course I had to take a picture! It was too funny NOT to!

(I know the title is super cheesy but I think it's super funny! Haha!)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Random Raya at the dentist

She is so weird

Whenever she's wearing a shirt that's NOT a onesie, she likes to do this...

Below is the picture David took while we were waiting at Aaron's dentist appointment.

She's so silly!

Some people came in and she waved but then got mad they didn't wave back.

So I had her wave at me!

Random Aaron

Taking family pictures at the temple and Aaron is sitting on the bench and wants me to take a picture of him.
He sees that Makana has turned around so he turns around and says to me, "Take a picture of my butt."

I made him turn around and this is what I get.

Wearing the shoes he got from Santa.

Little Readers

On our way to pick up their "new" bed.

I love it when they "read" books!

It's so adorable!

I hope they turn into lifelong readers!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The "new" bed

On Saturday we went out to Schofield Barracks to pick up the kids full size bed for $45.

We were going to borrow our friend's truck but the seller didn't get back to us as soon as we liked and we thought we wouldn't be able to get it. Seller gets back to us AFTER we already told our friend we didn't need it.
Good thing David's dad had straps we could borrow to hold it down.
We finally found out way to the house and David threw the bed on top of the car and strapped it down!

We stopped twice to adjust the bed to make it more secure and we were on out way!

We put the bed right next to ours. We love it!

The kids now have their own bed!

Although, last night, they still ended up on our bed...and Aaron fell off.

So we moved the pillow to the side of the bed and told Aaron to move to the middle. ;)

(see our bed to the left?)

It really is nice to have more room on our Cal King bed.
We need our space and don't have to worry about little kids in our way. when we're sleeping! 


I posted this Jeep single jogging stroller on Craigslist on Saturday morning.

Got a call in the afternoon from an interested buyer.

Sold it to him in the afternoon.


I wasn't expecting it to sell so fast!
Now does anyone want or know anyone that wants a high chair or walker?

Or an orange moby wrap?


Aaron sharing his water with Raya

Raya: What is Aaron doing? I want water.

She really was saying that. I could tell. ;)

Raya and Grandpa

I thought this was so cute!

Raya fell asleep on Grandpa Larry!

I love it!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Endless Fun

Having fun with the family!
(Aaron says "faniny", it's so cute!)

Aaron stuffing his face!

One of Raya's rare smiles. She's so cute! (I can't help if I'm biased!)

Taking pictures with Daddy...

...and making the same silly faces!

This is one of many that David took of me with Raya. She kept looking away or making a weird face.

I love my "faniny"!

Friday, January 14, 2011

3 of the 22

My sister Olivia with the kids.
She took 22 pictures and uploaded a bunch of them to Facebook.

Not interested.


Pit Crew Aaron

Trying on his pit crew costume from the Cocco's.

The hat was holding the earpiece in place. I have no idea how that was supposed to stay on his ear...

Classic Aaron pose, this time, he's showing off his cars.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

He was cold...

...and still needed to finish his dinner... he put his arms in his shirt...

...and kept eating...

He is so funny!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Aaron the Artist

We just found out that Aaron can draw! Not just lines and circles like he usually does.
This time he drew faces! Whaat?!! Awesome!

I totally took pictures!

I took a video of him explaining who was who in the picture.

Just in case you can't watch the video, below is the labeled picture. It should correspond with the video.

(I asked him a lot later so I could label it and it's totally off, except for Raya.)

Carol's New Year resolutions

I have plenty of New Year's resolutions.

I'm trying to figure it all out and narrow it down to specifics since we all know that when it comes down to making goals, it needs to be written down, time oriented and realistic.

My first resolution/goal this year is to get back into shape. I will do this by telling you all that I'm going to run in the Great Aloha Run this year. It's an 8.15 mile course.
(the most I've ever run in one day is 6 miles. Which I did ONCE. Many moons ago. Back when I was a regular runner. - remember Sheena?!)
I'm just really glad that David is supporting me with this goal. He'll come along with me on the bike with the kids riding in the bike trailer.

After the GAR, I want to continue running so I need to figure out another time specific, realistic goal that I can work for.


Another goal I have is to clean out the closet and go through all my junk in my boxes and DE-CLUTTER! I also really want to organize the bookshelves and consolidate items and throw stuff out! I'm going to try and go through the closet at least once a month or more. My deadline is July 1, 2011. This way I have time during the school year and still have time during the summer to do it!

I also want to get more crafty. Like make more homemade cards, embroider, etc.

I'll also like to blog at least once a week! And upload pictures from the camera!

And eat smaller portions and eat healthier!

The picture has nothing to do with the post. I just wanted another picture, particularly, one of me. ;P

Hopefully telling the few people that read the blog will help me accomplish all these goals!

Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Day Part II

Aaron got a hold of a tennis racket and a tennis ball. He was having lots of fun. When he would hit the ball, he would cheer. Really loud. And do a victory dance. Everyone there loved it!

Miki played with Aaron after David. She threw him the ball and he would try to hit it with the racket.

People there were amazed at how well he was swinging the racket. They also couldn't believe that he had just turned 3 in November. Uncle Dave even said that Aaron had a natural swing and we should go practice hitting balls over the nets at BYUH.

This is totally going to sound like a brag-gy parent but Aaron is totally awesome. He's totally coordinated when it comes to playing sports! He loves to throw balls and has a pretty good aim.

Raya also had some fun playing with tennis balls and a cup.

Here's a little video of Aaron playing tennis!

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This is a much better video than the first one.

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