Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Time!!!

Sine we got a late start on everything Christmas, we have been rushing around this past week trying to get a tree, decorations, lights and all the other stuff done for the holidays. The house is coming together and looking quite festive!

Unfortunately Tim has to work Christmas day this year so we're trying to figure out if we will have our "Christmas morning" on the 24th or really early on the 25th... I'm thinking the 24th :) Adella likes to sleep in now... :) So we'll probably head up to the firehouse again for another Holiday. Can't wait for the food!

Adella is such a happy baby. She loves people, especially the elderly (is that correct?), and gives them the biggest grins. She probably knows they are grandma's, as she's already caught on to the whole spoiling thing. But people love to admire her whenever were out and about and she just eats it up. All she wants to do is stand, and will fuss if we don't help her out. It's crazy how much she has changed in only four months. 

Here are a few pics from this past week!


Adella likes the big guy... the photographer missed her first smile when she sat in his lap, it was huge!!

Our tree, a lot smaller than the past few years

Stockings!

At the Christmas tree farm


Whatchu doin near my tree?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Moon

Tim took this picture of the moon from the lanai during one of my 3am feedings, thought it was pretty cool!

More Movies...

This one is short, watch her arms fly out when the water hits her toes!



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Hawaii Pictures!!














She Talks!

Here is another video of Adella in Hawaii, it's kind of long but it's her talking, or her version of talking! 


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We're Home!!!

We got in late last night, and we are so happy to be home. Now we can start putting up all of our Christmas decorations and get ready for Santa!

The flight was much better for Adella on the way over, but we did manage to upgrade to first class, only because they messed up our seats. We always have the worst luck with airlines and customer service. She cried, not a lot, but more than on the way over. I think she was just really tired, as she didn't nap that well all day. But we're home! And we're done traveling for a while... it's exhausting with her!!

Here is a video from her first time in the ocean at the Mauna Kea beach. We were still trying to figure out the camera so it's not the greatest quality.


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Friday, December 5, 2008

Aloha Again!

We've been here for almost a week now, and luckily we have another week to go! Not trying to rub it in.... but we have had so much fun taking Adella to the beach and introducing her to all of our favorite things in Hawaii (Not that she will remember, but it's fun for us!).

We had a baby blessing ceremony performed by Danny Akaka, the same man that married us at the Mauna Lani. Danny is the cultural historian at the Mauna Lani Resort and a practicing Kahu (minister). Tim and I wanted to have Adella Christened but neither one of us practice any sort of religion so we thought a Hawaiian blessing would be fitting. It was a beautiful ceremony right by the ocean and Adella was perfect through all of it. She was sprinkled with ocean water by a ti leaf and Danny said some prayers all in Hawaiian. Even though we couldn't understand the language, the importance of each chant was clear. We were very lucky to have Danny do this for us, as he is extremely busy throughout the year, and we are very grateful.

We decided to stay the night at the resort after the blessing ceremony for a little pampering. Everyone remembered us and we were upgraded to an AMAZING ocean front room!! We had dinner at the Canoe House (Adella slept the whole time) and had breakfast on our Lanai in the morning. We spent the next day in a cabana on the beach and had everything delivered to us ocean side. It was another perfect day. Everyone is so nice at the resort and we highly recommend going there, as it is a wonderful way to spend a shit load of money!

Here are a few pictures from this past week. We have many more but forgot the cord to one of the cameras we brought. (Yes, we brought multiple cameras) So we'll have to wait till we get back for video footage and lot's of cute beach pics.

Little bikini wahine!
Someone loves her mama!
Part of our ocean front view, recognize this patch of sand??
Breakfast in bed is nice, but breakfast on your ocean front Lanai is even better.... sorry!
Baby and Baby Daddy in a cabana on the beach

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