Sunday, December 30
I guess that they don't have snow in Tonga (go figure) & so Haini has never been able to play around with a snow blower. On Christmas morning that was all he wanted to do. Right after the presents were opened, dad and him quickly rushed to the gas station to get gas so they could play with it. He had the time of his life going up and down the driveway. He even volunteered to snow blow the whole backyard. It was funny to watch him in his lil house slippas from the window. He had to go and buy boots after that because his slippas were totally soaked. Now he says that he is an official redneck with his snow boots. So I am married to a redneck Tongan.
In the famous words of Haini... "It is so amazing how something so pretty can become something so messy or make something so stinky." HAHAHAHA. Marley has officially entered into baby food world and it is a blast to watch her get all messy.
Christmas was fun. We went to Idaho and spent it with Grandma and Grandpa. Sitani had a blast just running around and getting into mischief. Christmas morning was fun. Marley got a new booster chair to eat in and Sitani got a little barbeque grill so he can grill when Haini cooks. It was a lot of fun.
Friday, December 21
We are having some bedtime trouble at our house. With our CRAZY working schedules, we have managed to create some CRAZY kids. Nevertheless, we like to take advantage of all the time we have together even if it is at 1:30 in the morning. I took these shots the other night. I had given them baths, read stories, watched Ratatouille, said prayers (that was after I let Sitani run around in circles and tackle me with trying to get him worn out) and yet they just kept laughing and being totally oblivious that it was 1:00 in the morning. I was getting upset realizing that I have totally failed at the bedtime routine as a mother. But, eeeeeyyyyy what else can I do but just laugh and enjoy the late midnight madness. Any bedtime advice? I'm going CRAZY and talking bubbles at work with no sleep.
Monday, December 17
I can't get over how fast Marley is growing. She sits up and is trying to eat everything. It is so much fun to have a little girl. She never really cries much, just kinda squeals (unless you ask Gracie). We like to make her hair go in crazy directions and Sitani loves to give her "umas" and be the big brother. I can't wait until she starts talking and I can understand what is going on behind her little smile.