Archive for October, 2013

More birthday fun

Today the boys had a small birthday celebration in school and it was very cute as the teachers combined the classes of Simon and Max outside right after their lunch at 11. Sara had made done very delicious strawberry / coconut cupcakes and they were ultra delicious.

When we walked in at 11:15 Max’s class was just finishing lunch.

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Soon enough everyone was gathered outside.

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Here is one of the birthday boys

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Cup cakes for everyone. Here Noah is ready to enjoy his.

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Oh yes, these cupcakes are yummy

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Kenny is one of Simon’s teachers

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The kids were very well behaved and the sun came out too.

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Singing Happy Birthday, and Max wanted to have nothing to do with a birthday hat.

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The big 2 for Simon and Max

It was the 2nd birthday for Simon and Max today and we had a little shindig for them. The boys were very cute all day and seemed excited about their birthday.

A small banner to make sure no one forgot

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We had a few cupcakes and other snacks ready

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Ready to blow out the candles.

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The crowd was looking on

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All in with the second cupcake

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Max was also eager

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Simon’s friend Noah was there too

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Plus it was great to have Opa and Mimi, Grandmama Georgia, GiCi and Monica, Greg and Anna and other friends and neighbors.


Pumpkin patch adventures

This past Sunday we went with the boys to a pumpkin patch somewhere way out in the country for an AuPairCare event and thus Mama, Papa, Sara and the boys packed up to drive an hour to look for the great pumpkin and Charlie Brown.

Neither boy really wanted to pose for photos

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Even with Mama there

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The giant straw tractor was a big hit

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Max though mostly wanted to go up and down

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There were of course pumpkins

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But it was mostly fun to pick them up and put them down

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There were animals too and we got to see calfs getting bottle fed

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Plus there were rides offered

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Yeah, this is fun

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Sara went along for the ride too

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Exploring a straw cabin

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Two for me, none for you

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More Hawaii 2013 images

Enjoy even more images from our recent trip to Hawaii. We can’t add all but you will get an idea.

A snack on the balcony / lanai

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Up close with turtles

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Max was interested

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Simon wanted to go home

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Papa caught the escapee

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Bathtub time with mama

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Story time is always popular

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But Simon also likes books by himself

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Eating Kitiwawa in Hawi

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Checking out King Kamehameha

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Another day closer to our rented house. Near Magic Sands.

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Hard at work making bubbles

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They got to see Elmo briefly now that they are almost 2

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Bucket play was also popular

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But very tiring

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The flights home were a big sleep fest for the boys too

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Hawaii – 2013

This is the second time for Simon and Max to be in Kona, Hawaii for the Ironman World Championships and some vacation. But this time the boys are much more aware of their surroundings and they both like to say Hawaii and Aloha.

Hanging out on race day after the nap

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High fives from Simon in a Kona Restaurant

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Max has been walking a lot but that also means an occasional tumble.

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The whole family at the pier in Kona – this is where the Ironman athletes get in the water

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Worn out little warriors

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Mama running along Alii Drive with the boys

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Having fun before bedtime – thanks to Mama making faces

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Hungry men

The other morning Max got to hang out with Papa and the 2 men went to Cagney’s Restaurant.

Checking out the lid of the cup

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It does indeed look like a cup

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Finally the food

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Mirror, mirror …

After a new haircut yesterday Simon checked out the hair salon and discovered a tall mirror.

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