Monday, September 22, 2008

What a Fun Night!!

Kelly, Rabici, and "Kelly's Dad" got to stop over for two nights while coming home from Massachusetts.  Rabici's brother was blessing their new baby on Sunday and they needed to be there for that.  Thank goodness that new baby was born because that meant that we got to spend an evening with some of our favorite people from BYU-H!!  What a fun night it was!!!  I laughed so hard all night long!!!  Then to top off the night, "Kelly's Dad" paid for the entire dinner.  He asked that we just leave a tip.  Of course, I never have cash on me and was planning on paying with my debit card, so Chris and Kaytee paid our part of the tip.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all three of you!!!!
P.S.  I love Kaytee's Marilyn Monroe Pose!!

For those of you who don't know, me and Kelly met working at the BYU-H Bookstore.  We immediately realized that we would be friends!!!  We got in trouble a lot when we were together.  Mostly because we were being too loud or goofing off!  She was my maid of honor when I got married and that was when she realized that she must forever be with Rabici!!!  The rest is history!!  LOL
This (below) is Nia.  She is Kelly's best friend, so it was inevitable that we would also become good friends!   She worked at the Seasider right beside the bookstore, so we got to see her a lot!  Later, when I no longer worked at the bookstore, she actually got a job there!  Too bad she couldn't have worked there when all of the old gang worked there, but I have no doubts that she had fun with the new gang!
This is Chris and Kaytee.  They actually crashed my wedding reception, which is not uncommon when you marry a poly!  Who would have know that day that we would become such good friends??!  Kaytee got a job at the bookstore as the accountant???  Anyways, she worked in the back.  I remember at first she was so quiet that we all thought that she thought she was better then us and a bit of a "Molly Momon".  It didn't take us too long to learn that we were WAY off base on that one!! LOL  Chris started dancing with Io at PCC and we were in the same ward as they we became good friends fast!
I'm not sure how this friendship started.  I think Jaici became friends with Kelly and somewhere down the road they became room mates and so I guess I became friends with Jaici through Kelly.?.  Kelly and Jaici are the two who ended up marrying Fijians.  Also, Jaici is the cleanest, most organized person you will ever meet in your life.  I remember going to Kelly and Jaici's dorm room and Jaici would be cleaning and organizing for fun????!!!!!!  Whatever floats your boat!! LOL    Love ya Jaici!  And you can come clean/organize my home anytime you want to have a little fun!!! LOL

P.S.  When I made you stay to take this picture, I had forgotten that you had already taken pictures with Kelly and Rabici.  I thought you were trying to sneak off without getting your picture taken! LOL  They when I got home and looked at my pictures, I saw that you were first to go! first picture of you guys was blurry, so I'm glad I forced you to take a second picture!!
I love this picture because Rabici looks as excited to have Sea on his shoulders as Sea looks to be up there!
Thank goodness everyone was willing to help with the kids because I think we had had enough of them by the end of dinner.  Thank to all of you!

Sea's Second Week of Pre-school

I am going to have to keep track of all the fun activities that Sea does at pre-school on here because I don't have enough room on my refrigerator!!!  Hope you don't get tired of it! :)

Yes, Sea has his shirt on inside out.  He has been this way every single day that I have picked him up from school.  See, Sea thinks that when he goes poo he needs to be naked, so I guess pre-school is just right in the middle of his poo schedule!  I'm just glad that he doesn't ball all of his clothes up in his hands and just run out of the bathroom naked.  That's what he does at home!  Oh, and one time at Seagull books!!!  What fun it is to be a mom!!!!

I also do realize that I've been posting about Sea a lot and that poor Matai needs some posting time!  Don't worry, I promise I will get to it soon!!

More on Sea

So I forgot to tell you that on the first day of school I had forgotten Sea's backpack!!!  I didn't think it was a big deal until he told me...."Mom! Where's my backpack?"  He had seen all the other kids with theirs on.  So we had to take pictures again on the second day of school....With the backpack.  And this time he was first in line to go in and way excited to go!!! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sea's First Day of School

Sea's first day of pre-school was a week ago, Tuesday. I can't believe that my little man is old enough to go to school now. Where does the time go? He goes to school on Tuesday's and Thursdays from 9-11. While the weather is nice, I walk him to school and he was so excited to start.

Io had obviously JUST woken up.
Have I mentioned that during the week I don't wear make-up or fix my hair? I just don't see the point when I have no where really to go and when I van has no air conditioning so my hair just blows wild anyways.

This is where Sea goes to pre-school. She just has the school in her basement. It is way cute!

This is the ugly picture of me walking home. Sea went right in to school pretty much with no problems and he was fine. He was a little hesitant at first and then I just said, "They're leaving you and they are going to play with the toys downstairs!" So he walked off, head hanging low, but I knew he was going to love it. But still this was me walking back home. I know......give me a break right? I couldn't help it....I was sending my baby off by himself. For those that know me well know that the only people that Sea has ever stayed with have been my mom and dad and once with Leah and once with Stephanie. I think that is it. So it was hard for me. I'm a baby!!

He was so funny running out. He had had such a good time there. And the candy didn't hurt either! LOL

This is Mrs. Amber, his teacher!

Matai Can Sleep Anywhere!

We've been talking so much about Sea, I fell like. So here are more of the funny ways that Matai can fall asleep. Enjoy!

Sea's Date with Mommy and Leah

This was two weeks ago. Me and Leah took Sea to see Kung Fu Panda at the Dollar Theater because he was starting school the next week, I felt he needed just some "Sea" time. He was excited all day long to go and then was quite a little stinker while we were there. Oh well! LOL I tried!

Thanksgiving Point

I know I've posted before about Thanksgiving Point before, but this was the first time that Matai was an active participant. I met my friends Kim and Melanie there and 'Aisea and Matai met their friends 'Ami and James there. Here is Matai on the horse. I think I'm more excited for him than he is (and he was having a blast)!

'Ami on the horse. He looks thrilled! LOL

Viliami and his mommy, Kim.

Jamsey and his mommy, Melanie.

James wasn't sure about that big ol' horse.

Sea feeding the goats corn.

Matai was very interested in these goats.

Wheeler Farm and a Walk to the Park

Me and my friend Jen both got exercise strollers and have been taking the kids on some fun walks.  We try to do walks that will get us some exercise and be fun for the kids at the same time.  We went to Wheeler Farm a couple of weeks ago.  Sea and Addy got to feed the ducks and visit the "petting" zoo.  We didn't actually get to pet any of the animals.  LOL  There were a ton of ducks and geese to feed though and they would come so close to you.  The kids weren't scared at all, but me and Jen were a little apprehensive of the birds.

I don't have any pictures from this, but yesterday me and Jen walked to the park by my house.  It's a nice little walk, but when we were almost there we noticed some construction workers pounding on the top of a car and telling the driver "open your eyes and don't go to sleep".  I ran across the street and told them that I was certified for the professional rescuer and did they need any help?  The guy was awake, but unresponsive and his legs were shaking.  We think he was on drugs and either having some reaction to it or something.  He would look at you with glossed over eyes and wouldn't answer any questions or talk at all.  It was weird, but it really got my adrinaline going!!  The kids got to see fire trucks and police cars!  

Long Time No See - Friends from BYUH

A little while back I got a call from my friend Kalli and she asked if Ioane would be available to dance at their wards Youth Conference. Io said he could do it and was even more excited when he found out that Chris Lutu would be the one in charge and that he would be able to dance with him. It was a fun time. We got to see Chris and Kaytee and Kalli and we got to meet JR, Kai and Sia. Kalli, JR, and Kai

Chris, Kaytee, Sia and Sea.
Kaytee and Sia.
Sea loves Chris. Io danced at another Luau this summer after this one and Chris made Sea a practice fire knife. He LOVES it. He plays with it all the time (sometimes he tries to kill Matai with it, but plays with it all the time none the less).

Thursday, September 11, 2008

We Heart the Children's Museum

We've only been to the Children's Museum twice this summer because we've been so busy doing outside things. One time we got to go with Rachael, Gracie and Leah and the other we went with Jill, Livi, Ella and Leah. Here a just a few pictures of our fun times. I didn't have any pictures of Jill and her babies, but you can see some here.

When Blogging Friends Colide

Last month me and Kim were able to meet Tifani Sant. Here is our story. One night Kim was at my house and looking through my list of blogging friends. She was checking out my friend Wendi's blog (Wendi's blog is private too) when she saw that Wendi had a Tifani Sant on her friends list. Kim says, "that is funny, I grew up across the street from some Sants. Wouldn't that be funny if it was the same family?" So we called Wendi and asked and guess what? It was the same family!! Small world! So anyhoo, Tifani's blog was set to private, but I started seeing all kinds of comments on Kim and Wendi's blogs from her. She seemed so funny and I wanted to be in her world, so I emailed her and told her that since she was friends with two of my best friends that through proxy that made us friends and I should have access to her blog! Luckily she let me in!!! :) We've been blogging friends ever it was really fun to go meet her! We went to Cracker Barrel where we had the cutest little waiter. However, I think he thought we would never leave. We just talked and laughed and talked and laughed. It was so much fun! We then went to Dairy Queen and got ice cream. I only wanted a small cone and that was what Kim got me and for the record, I didn't eat all it!!!
Like I said before. We just had all kinds of fun and laughed so much. It was a wonderful night. It was so wonderful in fact that I forgot to give Tifani her gift card for See's Chocolates!! DUH!!! I'm so retarded!! She won the chocolates a long long time ago on my blog and I have yet to give it to her, but rest assured that I have not forgotten! I also have not forgotten the I owe certain people CD's too. One day you will just be surprised!! :)
Thanks girls for a fun time and thanks Kim for helping me out that night!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fun Times Swimming

Sorry that I am posting about things so long ago, but I need them on my blog!  I'm getting to the recent stuff, I promise!  All of the kids LOVE to swim so we spent some fun time at the hotel pool!  These are just some fun pictures from that.
Matai just chillin'.
As all of you know, I was a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons for years and I start my children going under water at four months old (only because they are so big, if they weren't I would wait till they were six months old).  My only rules are that my kids never be afraid of the water and learn how to swim well........and join swim team and go on to be Olympian.........LOL  just kidding!!  Sort of!  LOL  Anyways,  I just have to say how proud I was of 'Aisea (who is three).  He learned to swim all by himself this summer.  From one end of the pool to the other with no help!!
Dale and Ashlee
Dennis throwing Cody.
Kim and Viliami