Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Rod and I spent the first part of August in beautiful Kauai!  Although it was tough leaving Henry, he stayed with Grammie and Papa's (we missed him so much), we had a wonderful time hiking, sailing, tubing, and helicoptering around the island!  It was an amazing vacation!  Can't wait to return soon with our little guy!

Brennecke's Beach in Poipu; we bumped into this gentleman around 5AM on our first morning in Kauai!
Hanakapiai Falls - We hiked for four hours to get to this one!  Totally worth it! :)
Hanakapiai Falls
Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon
Cruising along the Na Pali Coast!

Helicopter ride around the island!

So gorgeous!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mint to be!

My best friend is getting married at the end of the month and we celebrated with a "mint to be" themed bridal shower a few weeks ago!    I am so excited for her and her awesome soon-to-be hubby Luke! 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Any given day in the life of Rolex

Life has been good for Rolex since Henry's second birthday!  He is certainly keeping us on our toes!  The big oh-two has been treating him well.  He suddenly started speaking in sentences (most of them unintelligible to everyone but mom and dad, but sentences nonetheless).   He exerts his independence at every opportunity (Hold hands when in the grocery store? Not a chance!).  He is wild about Chuggington; he's constantly shouting (usually out of nowhere) "All Aboard!" and "Choo Choo!!!"   His lively personality is revealed a little more each day.  It's so incredible to watch!

Potty training seems to be the topic of the hour with my friends who have children Henry's age.  Rod and I (Rolex) are taking the "hands-off" approach to potty training.  We bought a potty and have it in the living room so he can sit on it any time he'd like.  We speak casually about the potty, and talk about peeing and pooping on the potty, and generally try to make it sound like a super-fun and exciting thing.  So far, he's only semi-interested and we're okay with that.   We are thinking about hitting potty training more seriously between 2&1/2 and 3.

A few days after his second birthday, we had a minor health scare related to his arachnoid cyst.  He had some weakness in his leg that was making it difficult for him to walk, but it was only temporary (it only lasted one-very scary-day) and all seems back to normal (thank God!).  We are in super-close contact with his doctors and we are all carefully monitoring.  We are hoping it was a strange fluke.

In the meantime, life has been pretty amazing (I have much more to blog about).  We are embracing every wonderful moment!

Taking a few pics with Mom
Multi-tasking by eating a snack, while brushing his teeth
(notice the toothbrush in his right hand), and sitting on the potty.
The look on his face is hilarious!
Watching Chuggington (his favorite show)
Running through the fountains on a hot day!