Thursday, July 31, 2008

Our crazy kids

Here's our little sole. He's such a poser sometimes. Ku'uliko likes to pose like this when it's time to take a picture. She's such a ham.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Kalei's birthday

So I noticed that I've only written about what has happened to us since we've been in Utah. I wanted to mention Kalei's 1st birthday. It was June 7th. We had a Transformers party at Ama and Grandpa Yuen's house. The food was 'ono of course. Mom ordered some stuff and made some sushi, salad, and wonton. Mom and I did the cake. It turned out pretty good. I saw a cake like it online and figured we could copy it. We picked the colors. Mom did all the details and I just filled in between the lines. A lot of people came and it was nice to have Tutu, Man, Aunty Momo and Kaitlyn there. It was a lot of fun. We were so pooped by the end of the day. Plus we had to get everything packed. We left the next day for Oahu. Then we left from Oahu to Utah the day after that. I was so grateful that our kids were so good on the plane. After we took off, Ku'uliko turned to me and said, "Mommy, I want to go sleep." She laid down and was out the entire flight. Kalei was pretty good too.

Well I know this is old news already but I thought it would be nice to share it with everyone. A hui hou!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Our jammers

Our kids love to dance. Ku'uliko and Kalei are too funny. They both are right on the beat. We crack up watching them.

My little destroyer

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Horses, horses, horses

I love where we live in Springville. It's a great location because we're close to the things we need to get to like the freeway and Walmart but we're far away enough to be in the country. We have horses in our backyard and down the road and Ku'uliko loves it. She loves seeing all the animals. I've been taking the kids for walks when Kainoa is at work. There's a bike path next to Hobble Creek which is just down the road. It's shady and it's pretty nice to walk on. Across the creek is a farm with horses, cows, sheep, goats, and chickens. Ku'uliko loves to tell Kainoa about her walk when he comes home. He tells him all about the animals she saw. I love it.

My little man Kalei is so cute and lovable. I was telling Kainoa that he's probably going to get away with a lot when he's Ku'uliko age because he's so dang cute. He's been walking around everywhere and hardly crawls anymore. It's growing up. Like his sister, he loves to dance and he dances to the beat. It's so funny. We love watching our two kids dance.

Well I guess that's all the news for now. Not too exciting. Until next time...a hui hou!

P.S. Here's pictures of some of the horses that we get to see everyday. There's also a picture of Kalei with an Apple Jack stuck to the side of his face. It was stuck there for a while.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Aloha from Springville!

Hi everyone. I finally got my lazy butt to start one of these things. The Willings are doing fine here in Springville, Utah. It took a while to get adjusted but we're doing good now. We bought a 3 bedroom/2 bath condo here with the help of my parents (thank goodness for them). We love it here. It's a brand new place that my friend built so he gave us an awesome deal. We're enjoying having our own place again.
It's funny because we think that the Latino people must think we're stuck up Latinos because we don't speak Spanish all the time. I've used my Spanish already but not always. We were at a restaurant at the Mall when we first got here and the guy taking Kainoa's order starting talking to him in Spanish. He asked him all kine stuff about what he wanted to order and Kainoa didn't say anything until the guy asked him what size drink he wanted, "Grande o mediano?" All Kainoa said was "grande." Kainoa understood him but we started laughing when we left.
The kids are doing great. Kalei is walking all over the place now. He took a few steps here and there when we were in Maui but he's a walker now. It was funny because he would always walk a lot when my dad was around. My parents were here for a week last month and he walked more with my dad than he did while we were here before they came. He's been through a lot since we've been here. Poor thing, he got a yeast infection . He had one before in Maui and it took a long time to get rid of it. Good thing it's gone now. Then he had a runny nose and he's teething now. And then, he got diarrhea and threw up. Bruddah is strong though so he's good now.
Ku'uliko is certainly voicing her opinion on everything. She is getting a little sassy saying things like, "I said 'no!'" She probably says that because that's what we say to her sometimes. She cracks us up at the funny things she says. Her hair is crazy wild here. It's getting longer so now she looks like Little Richard. She loves seeing all the farm animals everywhere. We have lots of horses by our place. She even took a pony ride a couple weeks ago at Thanksgiving Point and she still talks about it.
Kainoa found a job at BYU. He's working for the Auxilliary Maintenance. He drives around a big truck with another guy and they pick up and drop off stuff to the MTC and different places on campus. He's enjoying it so far. He's getting to know the campus so that's good. He hasn't even registered yet because BYU is not even ready with all of their classes yet. They said that they'll be sending that stuff out soon.
As for me, I'm back to being a stay-at-home mom. I don't mind at all. I've been taking the kids for walks to the park and a funny farm (a farm with llamas, imus and other funky animals) near our place. I'm trying to find a part time job but we'll see what happens.
That's about it for now. We're enjoying life here so far but we'll see how it goes when Kainoa starts school. We'll survive though, we always do. Until next time...Adios!