Monday, November 15, 2010


Halloween Party at Harrison's School

Halloween Night

(This picture pretty much sums it up...Harrison was sick)

Ryan's mom found the costume that Ryan wore when he was Harrison's exact age and brought it over for Harrison to wear. One of the older kids that came to our door said, "BEST costume of the night!" Every time Harrison opened the door for the trick-or-treaters, we would hear an audible gasp of delight...apparently we weren't the only one's who thought he looked adorable : )

Here is Ryan in the same costume when he was 3 1/2...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Preschool and Peewee Sports!

It's all happening so fast...

Preschool and Peewee sports already?! Seriously?! I have to document it or I just won't believe my baby is actually going to preschool and learning (or not) how to listen to a coach, kick a soccer ball, pass a basketball, grip the "laces" on a football, and swing a bat at something in his peewee sports class!

First Day of Preschool

Pee Wee Sports

putting on the "brakes"

whoops, he left his ball behind...again

jump spin!


Harrison is pretty much the least coordinated kid in his sports class but that is what makes him so darn fun to watch. Ryan's facebook post said that watching Harrison in this class confirmed that he is the boy with the bucket on his head from the movie Parenthood. He is much more interested in listening to music, doing concerts or pretending he is a race car or monster truck but watching him "try" every week is definitely a highlight for me!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Summer Highlights: Part 3 of 3


In July, my mom treated our whole family to an amazing week long adventure on the beautiful island of Kauai (my favorite island). Here is a marathon photo journal of our vacation : )

This was the view from our room the first morning of our trip. We were definitely in paradise!

Grandma Coco and Harrison exploring the resort grounds.

Poipu Block Party: games, food, and dancing!

Poipu Beach Day

Hike to the secret waterfall cliff jump

Making Lei's

Pool Time!
Ethan and Harrison bonded over conversations about and acting out all things "CARS!"

Puka Dogs and Hula Dancers
Love this pic. of Soph and Jaydie watching the show, sweet cousins!

Hanalei Bay, Caves, and End of the Road Day Trip

This is what Harrison and I were doing while they were exploring the caves!

Grandma Coco's Birthday Party!!
I think she liked it!

Although I was pretty sick for the majority of this trip, it will be one of my favorite family vacations ever! It was so wonderful to be with the family in such a spectacular place with so many fun things to do and see. The kids were all so good and Grandma Coco was "SUPER GRANDMA" with grandma prizes and sleepovers and planning our activities and spoiling all of us! I tried to narrow down the pictures for this post but there were too many precious memories I couldn't leave out!

Only a few days after we got home, I ended up in the hospital. When I got my PICC line placed, I asked them not to numb my arm with lidocaine because I thought I might be allergic to it. The doctor told me I could not find one grown man in the whole hospital go through that procedure without lidocaine. When he asked me how I could stay so still and calm while getting my PICC I told him I just transported myself to End of the Road in Kauai and visualized my family and I all back there at the beach. All I felt was gratitude and overwhelming love for my family and it was enough to take away the pain. I am so blessed to have people, experiences, and memories to help make the occasional setbacks more bearable, remind me how precious life is, and motivate me to keep going!