Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009!

We had such an awesome Thanksgiving day yesterday! I made pesto mashed potatoes, stuffing with pecans, apples, celery and carrots in it, baked tofu, ginger carrots, pecan roasted broccoli, mandarin orange raspberry cranberry sauce and a pumpkin and a pecan pie. Jai made a Tofurkey and it was sooo good! I have never had one but at Jai's Thanksgivings he usually makes one so he brought one to our Thanksgiving this year and I am glad he did! He also made a vegetarian mushroom gravy and candied yams. Rama and Ky brought calavasitas ( a Mexican creamy corn, squash and zuccini dish) and a fruit salad and Ky made a apple puff pastry pie. Everything was amazing! Luka was such a good boy the entire day, his dad watched him while I cooked which was a treat for Poata because he doesn't get too much one on one time with Luka because he works so much. While we were eating Luka played in his jeep walker and was very content but I felt so bad for him because we were all eating and he was literally drooling over the food, he drools a lot anyways but lately he has been eyeing out our food and grabbing it out of our hands! Even when we are drinking juice or water he grabs the cup and so I will put it up to his lips and he tries to drink it, I don't let him but he seems to know how. He hasn't started to eat any solids yet but I think he might be ready to. He is 4 months now! I can't believe it's been that long, time has really flown by! He has outgrown so many of his clothes and when I take them out of his closet and put them away I can't believe he ever even fit in them! Anyways, Luka is growing up and is becoming such a sweetheart! He cuddles with me at night and is much more easy going in the day then he used to be. He loves shopping with me and playing outside, especially watching the waves at the beach, maybe he'll be a little surfer.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


The previously mentioned conference was amazing!! Although the Prophet was unable to be there in person with us due to his wife's injury his talk that was broadcasted was so eloquent and meaningful. Every speaker had such an amazing message. Sister McCaunkey's (spelling??) testimony was awesome, she talked about how an experience when she was 6 years old and couldn't find her witches mask for Halloween strengthened her testimony because she remembers praying for it to Heavenly Father then opening a drawer and it being the first thing in the drawer. It's just amazing how little things like that can create a testimony! Elder Tom Perry's talk had to be my favorite though! He was just so enthusiastic about everything he said that it made it so enjoyable to listen to! Anyways here are some pictures of Luka in his cute new church outfit and then a couple random ones like him playing with his new walker.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I am Thankful For My Mother!

My mommy flew in today to visit her little Luka and we went straight to the mall! SOOO FUN! She bought her little grandchild everything he needed and more! She bought him a security blanket that he can't stop slobbering over and a jeep walker that has mirrors that spin around and a little steering wheel, his room is jungle themed so we figured a jeep would fit right in like he was going on a safari or something. We also got him pretty much an entire wardrobe of adorable clothes! He also got a handful of teething toys because I think those pearly whites are making their way out. And his aunty Savanna picked out the cutest rocking pony for him which he really loves! He needs a little help staying on it on his own but he has the biggest smile when we rock him. He also got a couple books and a pair of Kanye West style sunglasses and a Volcom hat just like his daddy's. Luka is one spoiled little baby for sure!!! And next week Luka's other grandma is coming to visit from Samoa so I'm sure there is more spoiling his way! I am thankful for mommy;s and grandma's today!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Soooo we are very excited because this Sunday we will see the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson speak at a conference in Laie! I have never seen a prophet speak in person and I honestly feel blessed to be able to do so! I also am very happy that Luka will have this experience, although he is too young to be able to remember it I know it will definitely help him strengthen his testimony later in life! And Luka has a really cute new church outfit to wear. This is the perfect thing to kick start our Holiday in the right direction!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Luka Sits Up!!

SITS UP unsupported!

then falls down
bed time
random shot yesterday

Luka can stay sitting up on his own now!!!! Yesterday he was trying but would just fall over but today he stays sitting up on his own with no support for minutes at a time!! I am sooo proud!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A day in the life of a 3 month old

Poata and Luka with Gabe and Koa (Priscilla's husband and son) at our friend Sheena's baby twin boys first birthday party.
Luka's crazy friend Koali'i

Poata is trying to make Luka a gangster so this is Luka's new bib.

Hanging out with his dad.
Luka getting ready for church.

Luka is 3 months old now! He is EIGHTEEN POUNDS!! And he is the cutest little boy in the world! He is really smiley and laughs a lot now. He loves when his dad comes home from work to play with him. He also loves school, (we have pretend school everyday for an hour and he has to learn his abc's and numbers and colors) he is really attentive the whole time and loves the abc song. He loves going on walks with me, we used to walk to waimea every morning but now we walk to alligators and I know this sounds corny but it is magical! We see sooo many sea turtles, even baby ones, and huge red and black crabs and little fish in the shore. We walk in the water to get our feet wet and we walk along the beach as far as we can until there are too many rocks. It is by far my favorite part of the day! Here are some recent pictures of Luka.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


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Luka's FIRST Halloween! It's a bird... It's a plane... No it's SUPER-LUKA!!!

Us!! Halloween 2009
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Luka and daddy at trunk or treat
Big smiles at trunk or treat

The entrance into the haunted lagoon, with his daddy
Getting ready for the haunted lagoon.

Luka had his first Halloween! To kick off the festivities we took him to Polynesian Cultural Center's Haunted Lagoon ride on Wednesday which was not a good idea! He was pretty much traumatized! He was good and smiling for the first half of the ride but once he heard the chainsaw go off he flipped the switch and freaked! Then on Friday we had our wards trunk or treat but we were late and missed most of it. Then Saturday was Halloween and we woke up to carve Luka's pumpkin which started off pretty bad because Poata wanted to carve it with his jigsaw but Luka cried the whole time from the noise plus the saw was messing the pumpkin up and I was mad because he still wanted to use his saw! So anyways we switched to a knife and everything worked out fine and Luka loved starring at us carve while we explained Halloween to him. After carving our pumpkin I made whole wheat pumpkin pancakes that we pretty good then we had pumpkin pie! lol. On Halloween night we got dressed up, Luka as superman and us as criminals and we went to eat at Haleiwa Joes, dinner was great and all of my former co-workers were really excited to see Luka! After dinner we planned on going to backyards to trick or treat a little because Luka loves to see other kids but he fell asleep in the car and was really tired so I didn't want to wake him so we called it a night. Not the best Halloween but not the worst either. We are happy safe and in love nothing can be that bad!