Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 24- Photo Challenge

"Animal"
We have some new fish in the house, courtesy of the Keiki Karnival we went to yesterday.

Day 23- Photo Challenge

"Moon"
Ok.  Pictures of the moon never turn out on my cellphone camera.  So I was trying to be creative and think of other moons I could capture... and the only thing I kept coming back to was the naked-butt-kind-of-moon. I think I'm just going to skip this one. :)

Day 22- Photo Challenge

"Kitchen Sink"
ahem.  Clearly I should have looked ahead before I posted my "Corner of my House" picture.  Instead of posting ANOTHER picture of my sink, I decided to take a picture of the view outside my kitchen sink window. Unfortunately that window is covered in water spots, which makes for a terrible picture.  Sooo... here's a picture of my lanai, as seen through the open doorway, instead the dirty window.
Just go with it....

Day 21- Photo Challenge

"Delicious"
Egg Fried Rice-- yummy!
I love to make this because I usually have all the ingredients 
(rice, eggs, ham, edamame, peas, carrots, soy sauce) on hand.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 20- Photo Challenge

"Before and After"
Dinner time! Mmmmmm... love that Costco Margherita Pizza.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 19- Photo Challenge

"Funny"
My girls are BIG into jokes.  They especially love to make up their own jokes.
This one is from The Joke Book.

Day 18- Photo Challenge

"Corner in your house"
The kitchen sink.  
By far, the most dreaded and neglected corner in my house.
Do I get points for keeping it real?? 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 16- Photo Challenge

"Sunglasses"
This girl LOVES her accessories.

Day 17- Photo Challenge

"Green"
How about some clovers for St. Patrick's Day?

Day 15- Photo Challenge

"Cars"
This picture doesn't get across just how happy baby boy was, to have his hands on a steering wheel.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 12- Photo Challenge

"Fork"

Day 11- Photo Challenge

"Someone I talked to today"
See this face?  
This is the face of an almost-7yr old with some serious attitude.  
This is the face she was making while I was talking to her.
Looking forward to the next 10 years :)

Day 10- Photo Challenge

"Loud"
1 four year old + mini trampoline = Loud 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Flowers That Don't Die

Finally-- a plant I can keep alive!
We had fun coloring these flower & butterfly wood sticks.
We 'planted' them in our front yard...
watered them...
 and watered them some more.
The girls never get tired of decorating these sticks.  Our other favorites are these stick people.
Here are some other (much grander) fake flower fun links:

Day 9-Photo Challenge

"Red"
Red Hibiscus

Day 8- Photo Challenge

"Window"
Sun rising over Koko Crater, through my car window, 
on my way home from dropping the kids off at school.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 7- Photo Challenge

"Something I Wore"
My favorite green slippahs.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 6- Photo Challenge

"5pm"
This isn't a typical shot of our daily life at 5pm. Usually I'm starting dinner, homework is being done, baby is getting fussy and things are a bit chaotic.  But we've had some CRAZY weather the past couple of days, so today at 5pm found us making our way home in a major downpour.  We had to stop and check out the storm drain that runs along our street.  Usually it's got some puddles at the bottom, but today it was a mini-raging river!  

Day 5- Photo Challenge

"Smile"
Watching my oldest read to my youngest makes me smile!
The belly button poking out makes me laugh. :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 4- Photo Challenge

"Bedside"
Yep.  We have a tiki lamp in our bedroom...

Day 3- Photo Challenge

"Neighborhood"
So grateful to live in a neighborhood where the kids can run and play safely, 
surrounded by friendly neighbors!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 2- Photo Challenge

"Fruit"
These strawberries look super shiny in this picture... and they tasted great too ;)

Girls Day

Girls Day is tomorrow... but I had to share this cute craft the 4 yr old brought home from preschool today.  What's Girl's Day? It's a Japanese holiday to celebrate the girls in the family (boy's day is May 5th)- and it's celebrated here in Hawaii.  You can read about it here, here or here.

To make these cute dolls, they cut out the hair piece, and then glued on the u-shaped face piece.
Then they wrapped a toilet paper roll with a solid colored piece of construction paper.  They cut out 2 sleeves and taped them on.  Most of the other kids picked fancy origami paper to make the waist sash and bow (mine wanted hers to be all pink).  Then they taped the head onto the inside of the roll, and added decorations to everything.  The mini fan is taped on to the back of the sleeve.
Easy, quick and fun. I love crafts that you can make with materials you have on hand.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 1 -Photo Challenge

"Up!"
Baby boy loves to climb up the stairs- as fast as he can, squealing the whole way up.

Photo Challenge

Trying to get back in the blogging habit-- and I thought this might be a fun way to do it: Fat Mum Slim has posted a photo-a-day challenge for March:
Thanks to my cellphone I always have a camera on me... let the fun begin!
Stay tuned for my first photo!