Friday, November 28, 2008

no more target

first black friday outing for the kids. we decided to go to the mall so we could hit more than one store. it went well at first, we found parking right away and the kids were fine in the sit-n-stand stroller. but of course after 30 minutes, micah wanted out. then malia started whining. they were fine again after we ate lunch. but then daddy needed to visit another target since the target there sold out of what he was trying to buy. so off to a 2nd target but they had also sold out even though they told him at the 1st target that they still had some. malia was really getting impatient at that point since she really wanted to enjoy her things we had bought at the mall. finally at the 3rd target, daddy was able to get what he wanted. but micah just wanted to run all over the store. didn't want to hold my hand or be carried. and when i picked him up he would scream. so, we were all happy to get home. malia will probably never want to go to target with me again.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

thankful for M&M

we had arts & crafts this morning, turning the pumpkin into a turkey. the other turkey was made by malia at school. it's made out of paper plates.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

i am a man

malia wrote out that sentence for me today. pretty impressive for a 5 year old, but a funny sentence for a girl. she's also trying to spell words by sounding them out. it's great that she's so interested in learning. micah is busy trying to pull her crayons and pens away. he's learning to scribble on paper and not the walls. before we know it, he'll be writing out the same sentence.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

crooked toe

i completely forgot about malia's crooked toe until i saw her walking around with no socks and she stopped to get something. it's hard to notice since she is always running, dancing, changing clothes, and jumping around. it's the fourth toe on her left foot. it's actually kind of cute. i wonder if she'll hate it when she gets older. it's just a reminder that she was another miracle preterm baby who came out just fine.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


of course we love going to parties on weekends to spend time with family and friends, but we really enjoy our free weekends for quality family time. went to seaport village today, micah's first time. he called the pigeons ducks, i mean "guck." i brought some left over bread for malia to feed the ducks, but i think she enjoyed feeding the little birds more. then it was micah's first time on the carousel awake. his actual first ride was at disneyland, but he fell asleep right when we got on. it was a really hot day so it was nice to go there for a little breeze, and some ice cream. and we always leave with cookies in hand, yum!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

micah loves fish

goldfish that is, the original flavor. he knows the package and will bring it to us and say "fish." it's cute, but a little frustrating when he wants goldfish instead of a real dinner. at least he eats well at daycare. i'll have to hide the goldfish until after dinner for now. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

the earth goes around the sun the sun, now she is 5...

malia celebrated her birthday at school today. since she was sick on her real birthday, we decided to do it today so we could all be there. i had to supply a picture and some facts about malia for each year from birth until now. after every year, the class would sing "the earth goes around the sun the sun, now she is 1" and so on (wheels on the bus tune). the picture is of malia going around "the sun." micah enjoyed the visit. we brought the kids krispy kreme and milk, as suggested by her teacher, ms yoli. and of course, we also brought goodie bags.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

vote today!

for our kids' future...

Monday, November 3, 2008

happy 5th birthday malia

although malia was sick on her birthday, she still enjoyed herself. she didn't go to school today, just stayed home with daddy in her ariel costume. can't believe how much time has passed.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

pooped from pump it up

malia's 5th b-day party was today at pump it up. i don't know if was the kids or the big kids that had the most fun. oddly enough, some of the big kids ended up with owies. malia had so much fun, we kinda had to force her to open her gifts. thanks so much everyone!