Monday, May 31, 2010


Here are a few picture's of Palo's beautiful artwork this month! Every time I turn around, she's got something is her hands making mess's! It can be pretty funny...until it gets in the carpet :)

Here Palo got a hold of a pen...

The two pictures on right are kind of hard to see, but she got my concealer and put it all over face. The two on the left are from magic marker. It was all over her mouth, and her tummy but I didn't get a picture of that.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


(May 26)
Every Wednesday Palo and I go to my grandma Gina's to eat lunch! My aunt and her kids always come, and Mykelle will come on her lunch break as well. It's been one of our favorite things to do during the week. We always look forward to spending time with my grandma, and eating a VERY yummy meal. Yesterday Grandma busted out the little swimming pool for the kids. They ended up having such a good time. It was funny to watch Palo try to copy everything the big kids did. She thinks she's grown up already.

Monday, May 24, 2010

16 Months

Crazy how a lot can change in a Month! Palo is growing up so fast I can't stand it!! Here are her latest...
-Say's NO NO NO for just about everything, and has now added, 'No, Don't'!
-Has LOVED the pool, we can't get her out! Even when it's freezing.
-Still not a good sleeper, we've been working really hard on this.
-Will copy just about anything we do. The other day she took my dish towel off the stove, and put it over her shoulder. Didn't realize she watched me do this numerous times!
-Still loves makeup, we've had a couple messy disasters, but she loves it.
-Loves ring around the rosie.
-Loves to read books.
-The always say 'ow' when she gets an owie...sometimes she'll just walk up to us and say 'ow' when nothing happened!
-She eats very well with a fork/spoon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Few Randoms

{May 11} Misi and I celebrated our 3rd year anniversary. Wow. Amazing is all I can say! I've known Misi for five years now, and couldn't be more happy to be married to my best friend. He has been so good to put up with me and always reassure me that he loves me. He's and incredible father who hardly complains!! Love you tons!
One of Palo's favorite things! Trying on mom and dad's clothes! These are Misi's shorts, she loved them, and left them on all morning!
Wesley graduated last weekend. Good job! It was fun to see how hard he worked, and show him our love and support.
Palo, doing what she does best! EATING! Honestly, lately all she does is EAT! She is constantly signing to me that she wants to eat, and will run straight to the pantry and wait for me to open it so she can pick what 'snack' she wants. Her eating habits have got to be from her Samoan side :)
One happy girl..especially when she's with her auntie Mykelle. She loves Mykelle. Palo always gets very giddy and excited when she see's her aunt. This picture sums it up.
We really haven't been doing a whole lot lately. With the weather always changing, I find we end up just staying at home, trying to stay busy. Palo has kept me busy, and I love it! We've had a tough week trying to get Palo to sleep better, so I'm pretty worn out, which is really why we haven't left the house lately. Misi is busy at work, and still playing football here and there. Nothing too exciting, yet. I'm hoping I can get all my spring cleaning done and get my house in order. We are excited for summer and anxious for many days at the pool!!
Palo's latest: -walking on her tippy toes
-doing push-ups
-Trying to jump off the ground. So cute.
-Trying SO hard to talk. It's pretty funny to watch her just sit there and mumble away.
-Loving her animals and dolls. She will always hold them, bat there backs, and ooo and ahhh at how cute they are.
Here is my happy/belated mother's day to my mom and Grandmas! I love you all very much! Thank you for being there, and for your examples!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

15 Months

(April 21)
Palo turned 15 months!! Wow, can't believe we are here already. It seems like yesterday that we just had Palo and were taking her home. It's been a long, fun, valuable learning process through the months. I've learned to love Palo SO much, and have cherished every moment and memory with her!! 31 inches tall, weighed 20lbs.
-Palo is SMART! She catches onto things very quickly.
-She loves Barney. We watch it at least 4 times a day. She will do the actions to all of the songs.
-Still a dancer. Will dance for anyone anywhere.
-She says her name, how old she is, Ice, hot, owie, shoe, thank you, no no no (with finger emphasis)
-Loves to play ring around the rosie's.
-Tries to put on her shoes, and wears mommy's shoes around the house.
-Wants to be outside all the time.
-Still doesn't like dogs.
-LOVES to smile. Palo is really one happy baby. She's very active, all the time. She climbs all over the furniture, up and down the stairs, and is always making us smile!
I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a mom. I learn new things every day!