Sunday, July 28, 2013

Birthday celebration at Mami's and Papi's house

Because so many events were coming up so rapidly in our life, Jon and I thought it be best for me and the kids to move to Utah until my move to Saudi. Julien, Logan, and Kia Ora were thrilled to be able to celebrate their birthdays with Mami and Papi and their aunts and uncles.

Logan opening his presents first

Legos as usual! He LOVES Legos!
Thank you Mami and Papi!

Kiki patiently waiting her turn!

 Kia Ora loves cards! She loves them so much that she will keep them and carry them where ever she goes, will read them over and over, will sometimes draw on them.

Mami and Papi got her the best gift of all.
A puppy that walks, barks, and wags his tail!

Uncle T and aunt Maruia got her a painting book,
and a princess puzzle! She LOVED it!!!

Super Hero cake for Logan!

Princess cake for Kiki!

3 Already! Happy Birthday Dear Kiki!

Happy third birthday to our little princess Kia Ora! She is so special for so many reasons.  She is so fun and full of energy. Always jumping around, twirling, and leaping about! She is very smart, sweet, cute, and cares deeply for her brothers, her daddy, and her mommy, and all little children. She loves to take care of people. And like most girls she can be full of drama and sass.  We love our little doll and are so glad she joined our family!

Kia Ora's birthday shoot!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Happy 10th Birthday Logan!

This kid is such a cutie! We are so lucky to have him be a part of our family. 
He is so smart, sweet and funny, and a GREAT big brother to his little sister Kia Ora!

Here are some of the shots I took of Logan birthday photoshoot!

 Happy Birthday!

Logan's cake of choice, chocolate cheese cake! It was a great choice!

Logan got spoiled as usual!

Friday, July 19, 2013

My prima ballerina

This summer I really wanted to start her in a dance class. My friend Deborah and I signed our girls out for the same class since Kaitlin and Kiki were the best of friends. Kiki did good the first day, and it went downhill from there. She only wanted to stay for the first 30 minutes of class and then fuss and want to leave, so sometimes I would go in with her and sometimes we would leave. I knew she was a little young to start but wanted to give it a try and wanted her to have a little time out of the house doing something with friends.

The girls lining up before class.

Getting Ready

Kia Ora and her teacher Mrs. Elise

Kiki listening very attentively the first day!!!!!!

Kiki and her ballet friends

Kia Ora and her best friend Kaitlin


For there last ballet class the girls did a little performance. Unfortunately I could not attend because I had classes to teach myself. Jon took her. He said she refused to go in and stayed in the hall way the entire time!!!! That attitude better change says the dancer in me!