Monday, February 18, 2008

Picking lemons

This week we have some wonderful visitors in town. Auntie Martha and Auntie Rhona (Phil's cousin's) are here to enjoy the Hawaiian sun. On Wednesday I took the kids up to have some fun with Grandma and Aunties. Olsen really took to Auntie Rhona and wanted her to follow him everywhere.  The lemon tree was bursting with ripe lemons.  

Auntie Martha was in charge of picking all the bad one and throwing them down the hill
Auntie Rhona
Gabriella was really good at taking the lemons t0 the towel
Olsen helping Auntie Rhona
And now he's helping Gabriella
Of course the scooter goes everywhere with us.  Olsen was making funny faces.
He likes to start and the top of the driveway because there is just enough incline to make perfect.
Gabriella is adopting Olsen's trike.
Gabriella had fun climbing the steps in the garden.  She also found someone's water bottle and dumped it on herself.

On Thursday Uncle Charlie gave Olsen a ride in the "tractor".  It made his day.  He couldn't stop talking about it all day.  :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Finally, a backyard

This week we are finally getting our backyard put in. A family friend is doing it for us. So, let me tell you about the last couple of days......  Saturday Byron hooked up the palm tree to his truck and pulled that thing right out.  Well, he did have to get the shovel out help it along.  Not long after that Charlie (the landscaper) had a couple of his guys come over and take down the fence.  

Before, with the fence and tree.
And now with it gone.  Yesterday we had the top soil guys bring four truck loads of dirt for us (there is no dirt at our house, only lava rock).  Here you can see him backing the truck around our house to the back.  
Dirt and more dirt :)
Today Charlie came and moved the dirt to a nice even level all around.  Olsen had a good time watching Uncle Charlie in his "tractor".
So, that's it for now, will post more as it progresses.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Nothing new

I haven't taken any new pictures in the last few day, so here are some for the last month or so.

So there are four pictures of Olsen playing with his trucks, but he his so cute and had to post all.

Here they are sittin' on the coffee table watching a movie.
There is a Backyardigans (kid cartoon) were they play knights and protect a dragon egg.  Of course Olsen LOVED it and had to act it out.  He found is own shield with a pot cover (he figured that one out all on his own).  So here he is, my knight in shining armor (PJ's and all).

Monday, February 04, 2008

More from last Sunday

Here are some more shots from last sunday. I'm framed a couple of this for our living room wall.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

New Table and Hail

Last week we decided it was time to buy a little table for the kids. I was a little sad when we pack away Gabriella's high chair, but she is lovin' sitting at the table with Olsen.  I also figure this will be a great craft table for them too.
Gabriella also is getting pretty good at using a fork.
A couple of days ago we had crazy weather.  For the first time in the 4 1/2 years that I have lived here, it hailed.  It was the weirdest thing, but fun.  Here you can see the hail coming down and dotting the ground.  
Here is the hail after the storm.