Motherhood = going crazy one day at a time!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Bouncy Ball Fun!!

I decided to start trying Yuki on solids this week. I'm giving her some rice cereal when she wakes up and when she goes to bed. She'll only eat about a tablespoon and it's so cute. She doesn't really get into it a whole lot, so I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it up.
Masaru was the exact opposite. He loved it and couldn't get enough.
So I'm not sure what I'm going to do there.
She loves her thumb man and so I've caught a pic of her with her daddy going hard on her thumb. I guess that's what happens when you don't put the dummy in her mouth. Mind you I put it in Masaru's mouth and he threw it out at 4 months and chose his fingers. So maybe there was not much I could do about it. Anyway she is talking a storm. I can't believe how much she just jabbers and jabbers. It's amazing.
Masaru was nothing like that.
Masaru is only starting to talk now. He's talking a whole lot actually.
A few weeks ago was the first time he told me he loved me. Man it was awesome. I always say "I love you Masaru"
And this one day he goes "I love you too mama". I couldn't believe it. It was so cute. He says it all the time now and he's just started saying prayers with me too. It's awesome. I can't believe all the things he's saying. He can't say certain sounds properly though and so I'm getting his ears and eyes checked next week just to eliminate everything.
He doesn't speak loud and seems to hear just fine but I just wanna rule everything out before I start to panic.
These other pic's are of the cuzzies having fun with the exersize 'bouncy ball'. Sarah, my sister, was making them run the guantlet. It was a crack up man. We were all in fits of laughter. The kids were loving it. We'd yell "Go" and they'd have to try and run through and not get hit with the ball and get to the other side. We played it forever. It was so much fun. So I'm glad I got a few good shots of it.
Masaru came home from kindy with a painting the other day and said it was of me. There was a part that got smudged up the top and a blob at the bottom of the paper so I asked him what the blob at the bottom was. He goes "Paint mum" I like ok. Then I pointed to the paint up the top, that had been smudged, and asked him what that was. He goes "A mess mum, a mess." I was cracking up for ages man. I thought that was the coolest thing. Cause it was just a mess. I guess you had to be there. But there really is something special when your kids start talking that makes you smile, right, all the mum's out there? I love hearing the crack up things kids say. Maybe that's partly why I love being a school teacher. Man the book I could write!!!
No more word from any other schools. Sorry. Nothing really too exciting to report about Dru and I. He loves his work mates and stayed for a "Drink" with them on Friday after work. So I picked him up an hour later and he was just 'chillin' wiht the boys with his L&P in his hand sharing stories. He calls that group of boys the "A" team cause they're all capable. I enjoy listening to his stories actually.
Love you guys
Dru Nakaya clan

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More cabin pics

Here we come Ashton. The Cabin winter trip was a success. The sleds all worked great. Not one broke down and we all had a great time. The snow was deeper than we had ever seen it. The kids loved it there and they didn't even play with their game boys, or watch too many movies. It was a wonderful escape from the 70's we have been having in LA.

The last day at the cabin is always the most beautiful. We had such a wonderful time there. Thanks mom and dad. While there we picked apart the cabin, made a rough sketch of the cabin we would build for the family. Complete with family suites and a grandma and grandpa suite on the main floor. It would be fun to have, so when someone runs into a lot of money we will have a grand place to visit when ever we want. We went on a snow mobile ride to Cave Falls, sledding with shuttle service to the top of the hill, and rides for the kids through the potato fields. Lots of reading for work was done by Bjorn, but we were happy to have him come at the last min. Leslie got a touch of chest congestion and had to go visit the doctor to get an inhaler. The fireplace wasn't drafting and the smoke inside the cabin was great making her problem even worse. It smelled like we were all camping. Ryan and Dad tried, unsuccessfully, to get the flue cleaned out, but in the end we ended up just not burning anymore and used the heaters for the last day and a half. It was a great trip!

Myles was learning how jump in Leslie's johnny jump up. All the kids would surround him and pull on the rope. I think he was slightly overwhelmed at first, but he liked it as long as there were people around.

The last day Myles enjoyed sledding with Tate and Kate who were outside for hours in the snow. They stayed outside even after all the other kids had come inside. They were sledding down the driveway while waiting for the "daddy's" to come back from their ride. As long as they were outside they were assured the first ride.

While driving to town we saw the dog sled race. It was kinda far away and my camera doesn't have a very powerful zoom, but you get the idea. It was fun to see all the same. The only sad part was right after we saw the sled dogs we saw a dog get hit and killed by a passing truck.