Monday, December 28, 2009

Oh dear!

Ok, so here I am. I figured it was about time that I updated my blog, since our little one isn't getting any smaller. We have been pretty busy from volleyball nights, flag football, basketball games, and just being with family. Our little Palo is getting SO big, and I have a LOT to update about her!
-she is WALKING! She started walking about a month ago, and lets just say she LOVES it! However, she has now officially started to 'run'. it's not that fast yet, but she's sure enjoying running away from all her uncles!
-She says mama, dadda, 'WOW' (which she picked up from looking at Christmas lights) BA for ball, and BA for book. She talks a lot but it is a lot of gibber.
-Palo is learning how to use a fork
-Mamma's helper around the house: sweeping, laundry, making any kind of mess!
-She can open pens, chap stick, and her favorite to mascara...yes, it's everywhere!
I really could go on about palo!! She is VERY active and loves being around kids and family. Misi and I can't believe how fast she is growing up-there is never a dull moment and she is always doing something to make us smile!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Love This Girl

Here are some latest pics of Palo. She just cracks us up sometimes! She's 8 months old now, and grows just about everyday!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Here are a few random pictures of the baby...she is growing up so fast, we just can't believe it! Here are a few facts:
-Pulls herself up on the furniture, and walks along it
-Crawls all over
-LOVES little kids
-Likes my moms cat, but scared of the dogs
-HATES any vacuum
-Throws little tantrums when she gets mad...tightens up her body and fists (so funny)
-Has TWO teeth
-Loves to talk...and say dadda
-She likes tooth brushes, medicine vile's, nose suckers, tampons, and a wire whisk..anything unusual I guess.
-She loves tipping over baskets/buckets and pulling everything out!
Palo really is just one busy girl. She does something new everyday, we just can't get enough of her!

She's crawling!

She loves to give kisses!
Food, food, food...she wanted to try eating the pizza on her own...

Already loves a volleyball :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oh how I love....

my teething baby! We officially have a tooth on it's way! (and I do believe there is one right next to it, it just hasn't come to the surface yet.) Palo has been a pretty good baby, most of the time. She's a little more fussy and does not want me to leave her sight. I have become quit exhausted these past few weeks! But she still couldn't make us happier! Two days ago, she started talking A LOT more. She now says baba, and dada...and some other jibber. But we do get her to say dada quite a bit! She is pulling/standing up on EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. She will start to crawl and after about a half a foot she will collapse and the just push backwards while on her belly. Not too far away and she will just take off!
Life has been treating us well lately! We have had quite a few ups and downs, but I couldn't be more grateful to have family close by and to be reminded daily to keep on similing!
I have more pics of Palo but can't find my camera..I'll put them up as soon as it is found!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

7 months

Typical Palo face

Hair piece to cover the sun
Palo is really already about 7 1/2 months old but wow, how she has grown! She is into EVERYTHING! She is already pulling herself up, feeds herself most foods, is VERY close to crawling...she'll be on all fours and try to move forward but then just collapses. Palo is quite the talker, too. She says yum yum whenever she eats, and its starting to BLA BLA more often. There really isn't a moment when she just sits and relaxes...she's always gotta be doing something! We sure love her though. She goes anywhere and everywhere we go, which means she is dragged around quite a bit but she seems to love it! She still is having a VERY hard time sleeping at night. I've tried just about everything. I guess it's in the genetics. Soon enough I'm sure she'll get it all figured out!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Vese's Wedding

Having a blast at the reception!!

Bridee and Groom

Cheesin for the camera

What a happy day

What a fun weekend we had! We headed up to Salt Lake Friday morning and made it in time for a beautiful wedding in the Salt Lake temple. The bride and groom looked SO happy which made it even more fun! Then on Saturday we went to a reception that was full of dancing, food, and plenty of talking! The food was incredible, as are most polynesian weddings...and it was so good to meet more of Misi's family. The baby did pretty dang good...but was sick of sitting in her car-seat. She threw a couple fits on the way home, so it got kind of frustrating but thank goodness we made it back safely!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Are you like most teachers trying to find ideas for Literacy Works Stations (LWS) a.k.a 'centers'? I am so excited to say you no longer need to worry!! I am working for a company called EMPOWER and they have finally finished the K-6 LWS's! They are hot off the press and you do not want to miss out on the opportunity of having these in your classroom. The LWS's have over 200 different stations giving them hands-on interaction and MORE!! Trying to come up with center ideas is OVER, the work is already done! For more information you can visit the main web-site by cicking here or sending me a friendly message!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

6 Months

Yes, time does truly fly. Palo had her 6 months check-up yesterday and she is 19lbs 5oz and 27 inches long! She's definitely a big girl...but gosh we can't get enough of her! She gets more personality everyday, and seems to be trying new foods everyday (we feed her pretty much everything we eat!) She still loves to sit and play with her toys, be held, scream, and be around little kids! She is full of energy and always keeps me going. Here is Palo after her appointment...she had shots again so she still wasn't too happy!

Friday, July 24, 2009


GOTTA WATCH THIS!! CLICK ON THE LINK....So wish I could dance like that!! :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Family Reunion

Yummy toes

This is what Palo does when she gets in her chair now...maybe she wants to be a gymnist?
Baby sleeping, she just looks huge...
She LOVES her toes, like most babies, she eats them, too!
Such a smiley girl....she can sit up on her own now!!We just got back from a 3day weekend/family reunion. We went to my parents cabin with our cousins the 'Whipples'. It ended up being a lot of fun! We ate a TON of food, played cards, had a paint ball tourney, and enjoyed the cool weather. Best part of all we forgot to take pictures! I know others were taking pics but I didn't get any 0n my camera!
Palo did really good this weekend. Despite her still not sleeping very well, she loved all the attention and having so many cousins to play with her. Once the weekend was over she was very happy to be home!
Palo is also waving...thanks to her auntie kel who taught her....she has the wave down!
This is palo reaching for her toys of these days she may fall out!

Wednesday night I talked mykelle into running the Chelsi 5k run. It started at 11pm and we were definitely ready for bed before it even started. It ended up being a lot of fun! I ran it in 25 minutes and even won a prize at the end! hahaha Thank to myk for running with me (even if it was only half way lol)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Final Post :) collage warning

Now to update on our lives :) Since we do so much...not really! Palo is usually the biggest entertainment and most exciting part of our lives so we mostly talk about her. For the most part, most of our hot summer days are spent at the pool! And thank goodness Palo LOVES the water. As soon as she sets foot in the water she starts jumping away. We also got a camera so we sure love taking pictures now. There are a lot of random pics of us and the baby....
Did we metion that she loves to eat hahaha.....I know, it shows
This is misi's older brother and his family. We were saying goodbye before they moved to Hawaii! We miss them already!Palo's new favorite thing...her bouncer! She loves to bounce now which means our arms are tired and sore.