Go Mommy Go!

by Papa K on July 27, 2014

Some of you might recall that Christine ran a half-marathon about 5 years ago when Maile was just a few months old.

Here’s a shot of Maile and the sign we made for Mommy…

I roll everywhere, so clearly I'm impressed by anyone that can run 13.1 miles!

I roll everywhere, so clearly I'm impressed by anyone that can run 13.1 miles!

On Sunday, Mommy hit the road again, this time running the San Francisco Half-Marathon. Our cheering party has, of course, increased my one as well :)

Maile and Lauren anxiously await Mommy at the finish line...

Maile and Lauren anxiously await Mommy at the finish line...

Maile was on the look out for Mommy as soon as we approached the race route. She thought she saw her about a dozen times before the real deal crossed the finish line and we showered her with hugs and kisses.

Mommy and her girls - I couldn't ask for a better role model for my two girls!

Mommy and her girls - I couldn't ask for a better role model for my two girls!

Family shot, another half marathon in the books!

Family shot, another half marathon in the books!

Of course, my favorite part was Mommy going through the food line after the race. She picked up a banana and a muffin. Lauren demanded the banana and Maile asked for the muffin. (They had only had 2 breakfasts already that morning.) That’s a mommy runner :)

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Yogurt Commercial

by Papa K on July 24, 2014

Doesn’t this make you want to have some yogurt for breakfast?

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Family Picture (July 2014)

by Papa K on July 23, 2014

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a full family picture. We snapped this one this weekend down at the Aquatic Park – we went down to watch our friend, Nate, do the Escape from Alcatraz swim!

Maile at 5, Lauren at 1.5

Maile at 5, Lauren at 1.5

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Limbo

by Papa K on July 22, 2014

We taught the girls limbo last night – good times ensued :)

(And yes, Lauren is wearing Maile’s underwear over her diaper. We are in the full-fledged “copy-everything-my-big-sister-does” phase!)

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It’s not Thursday, but it is Grandma Jill’s birthday today and I couldn’t resist rolling back one of my all-time favorite Maile videos.

I’m happy to report that the birthday wishes went MUCH better this year :)

Happy Birthday, Grandma Jill – we love you!

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Teeth Are Not For Biting

by Papa K on July 20, 2014

Lauren has started biting a little bit. Her main target is Maile Girl. It’s not all the time and definitely playful in nature, but it’s fair to say Maile is not a fan.

We’ve been trying to get out in front of things. “Teeth Are Not For Biting” is in heavy bed time story rotation and we’ve employed the blue bumbo chair for punishments. If Lauren bites, she needs to go sit in the bumbo chair for a few minutes.

Lauren does not enjoy this.

Lauren does not enjoy her biting punishment.

Lauren does not enjoy her biting punishment.

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Sk8ter Girl

by Papa K on July 16, 2014

For her birthday, we gave Maile a pair of skates that have “training wheels” on them (so they start with two wheels in the back and then they can convert to more of an inline roller blade). Maile likes them and has been having fun learning to skate.

But Lauren LOVES them. Every day she goes over to them and whines until we put them on her. Then she gets annoyed with us if we try to hold her – she wants to stand on them all by herself!

Lil' Lauren isn't going to let her big sister learn to skate before her!

Lil' Lauren isn't going to let her big sister learn to skate before her!

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5 Faces of Our 5 Year Old

by Papa K on July 15, 2014

In case you missed it, we have a 5 year old now. An adorable, goofy 5 year old.

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Maile’s 5th Birthday Party

by Papa K on July 14, 2014

Per Maile’s request, we had her birthday party at Pump It Up – the mecca of bouncy houses. The party was a great success with the kids (and some of the parents) all running themselves ragged followed by pizza and birthday cake. Some highlights below…

Hannah was the first to arrive!

Hannah was the first to arrive!

Listening intently to the rules of the road

Listening intently to the rules of the road

Reaching for the top ribbon...

Reaching for the top ribbon...

Lauren dragged Mommy, Daddy and Aunty Jen all over the bouncy houses...

Lauren dragged Mommy, Daddy and Aunty Jen all over the bouncy houses...

After all the bouncing Lauren was happy to be on the ground...

After all the bouncing Lauren was happy to be on the ground...

Judging by the sweat, I think it's fair to say Maile had a good time!

Judging by the sweat, I think it's fair to say Maile had a good time!

What in the world?

What in the world?

I make this magic ball float! Me!

I make this magic ball float! Me!

Taking a break and soaking in the fun

Taking a break and soaking in the fun

Maile Girl in her chair of honor!

Maile Girl in her chair of honor!

And here’s Maile Girl blowing out her birthday candles…

Birthday #5 was definitely a big success. Very thankful for all the friends that came to help us celebrate!

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(We got this idea from friends of ours, Angie and Gabe. They came up with a list of questions that they started asking their son when he turned 3 years old. They ask him the same questions every year and see how the answers change.)

Maile Girl all ready to answer her 30 questions as a 5 year old...

Maile Girl all ready to answer her 30 questions as a 5 year old...

1) Where do you live?
San Francisco

2) Where do you go to school?
PKS

3) How do you get to school?
Car

4) Name the members of your family.
Chris, Matt, Lauren

5) What is your favorite color?
Well, kind of turquoise blue, white. [Is that it?] Pink and after that dark pink, dark blue, purple, and seriously like all of the colors

6) What is your favorite toy?
Umm, princesses.

7) What is your favorite food?
Watermelon

8) What is your favorite fruit?
Watermelon (hahah)

9) What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Oatmeal

10) What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
Sandwiches

11) What do you want for your birthday dinner?
Cupcakes. No, that’s for dessert. [What about dinner?] Chicken katsu.

12) What is your favorite snack?
Goldfish

13) What is your favorite drink?
Milk

14) What is your favorite outfit?
Dress

15) What is your favorite animal?
Cheetahs

16) What is your favorite tv show?
Olivia

17) What is your favorite book?
Too Pickley

18) What is your favorite story?
Umm, we already did that, Too Pickley

19) What is your favorite song?
Call Me Maybe, no, Frozen

20) What is your favorite game?
My favorite game, umm, is McCallah. [What’s that?] It’s a game. We play it at camp.

21) What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy?
Play. I mean cooking stuff with her.

22) What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy?
Cook stuff. [Do you cook stuff with Daddy?] No, I mean do art.

23) What is your favorite thing to do with Lauren?
Play.

24) What is your favorite thing to do outside?
Chalk.

25) What is your favorite thing to do inside?
Play. [Play what?] Play kitchen. No, play restaurant. Play, Lauren’s the orderer.

26) What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas

27) What do you take to bed with you at night?
I take nothing.

28) Who is your best friend?
Tori.

29) What do you want to be when you grow up?
Doctor

30) Anything else you want to say?
No.

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