Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 In Photos

2008: The Year in Photos


In January the kids got buckled into the car for school, backpacks and lunchboxes in hand -- Shea, for the first time.



In February the kids got spoiled all kinds of rotten.


In March the kids and I climbed up Diamond Head together.
This is the view from about halfway up.


In April, still getting used to the whole concept of preschool, Shea cried through most of her Easter parade. Afterwards, her brother comforted her.



By May, Shea had long-since figured out which of Finney's friends were the cute ones and flirted accordingly.



In June, we posed for a family portrait in our backyard because I needed to submit something for my
20-year high school reunion brochure. 20 years.


In July, while visiting California, the kids got to wear fun hats in a photobooth at
Frankie Dino's 6th birthday party.


In August Finn kept a keen eye on the competition at his school's jog-a-thon.



In September the kids watched The Red Balloon on my computer, wearing next to nothing and loving it.



In October John showed Shea how he shaves every morning.



In November we all watched history being made by
someone who can actually bodysurf Sandy's.


In December I actually talked Shea into wearing a dress AND a hat.
Which she wore for about 10 minutes.


Here's wishing you a fantastic 2009!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Finn Lost His First Tooth Today...Finally.


It's hard to see, but in the photo below the top baby photo of Finney shows that the tooth he lost today was the very same tooth that broke through his 8-month-old gums first. Awwww.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

I Love When The System Works In My Favor

We went to see Santa Friday night -- a night Finn won a Christmas tree in a grand-prize drawing and a night I remembered my camera but forgot my memory card.

Thus, no photos!

But we waited to see Santa anyway, and instead of posing for shots, the kids actually just chatted with the big guy.

Santa: "What would you like for Christmas this year?"

Finn: "Anything's ok."

Santa: "Oh, I see. I've got this big box full of rocks, then. Will that do?"

Finn & Shea: giggle, giggle

Santa: "Well, I'll see what we can find for you. In the meantime, I want you (speaking to Finn) to stop picking on your little sister so much. And I want you (speaking to Shea) to stop tattling on your brother so much. OK, kids? Merry Christmas!"

Finn, to me after thanking Santa and leaving his lap:

"You see, Mom -- he really DOES see everything!"

Friday, November 21, 2008

Meeting Mufi

While visiting the Honolulu Zoo last month, we had a chance to schmooze with Honolulu's mayor, Mufi Hannemann. He was there to announce the birth of three new baby tiger cubs.

Dude is super tall. And plenty dapper.

Seriously, I think I swooned a little.



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

So True


The best part? This t-shirt retails for a whopping $37.