Ukus

by Papa K on May 22, 2016

What are ukus? The Hawaiian word for head lice.

Despite this look, Maile was a good sport and followed all the steps needed for treatment...

Despite this look, Maile was a good sport and followed all the steps needed for treatment...

Yep, another milestone has been reached – Maile Girl came home from school with lice last week.

The word went out from the school on Wednesday that we should be on the look out. We checked the girls Wednesday night and thought we were all clear – even making a joke about sharing combs on Thursday AM (of course we did).

The girls went off to school and we thought all was well. And then the dreaded call just before lunch – the outbreak was bad enough they had brought in the experts and Maile was found with some of the little buggers. Lauren was clear, but we picked both girls up, headed over to the Hair Fairies for some gear and then came home and started the treatment and doing a ton of laundry (hat tip to Christine for taking the brunt of that one).

Luckily, it was a pretty mild case for Maile and after going through the treatments a couple times, she was all clear Friday AM and headed back to school. All in all, could have been worse, but we can check this life experience off the list…

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Hard to believe another year of dancing is in the books. On Saturday Maile and Lauren had their dance recital at Nagata Dance. We continue to really enjoy our time at Nagata Dance – they do a really nice job of making dance fun and relaxed – the girls love it!

Maile went first performing to Bear Necessities…

And then it was Lauren’s turn – doing a little Love Bug…

Yes, it was a million times cuter in person 🙂

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We had a fun filled weekend out here in SF with dance recitals, great progress in swimming, and lots of other fun. But before we get to all of that, there is this…

Maile and Lauren got some slime stuff at a birthday party we went to today and they used it to create a fart instrument. They were quite pleased with themselves.

And I had nothing to do with it.

Seriously, they did this all on their own.

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#tbt 3 years ago…

by Papa K on May 12, 2016

Talk about cuteness overload…

Sure, I got a smile for you.

Sure, I got a smile for you.

Have a great weekend!

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On Friday, our old nanny, Kelly, watched the girls since they didn’t have any school. She was making some lunch for the girls and when she came out she caught this cute scene of Maile reading to Lauren.

Maile and Lauren in their natural habitat ;)

Maile and Lauren in their natural habitat ;)

Just something about the picture I really love – I feel like it captures the best part of being sisters or something. (And it is true that Maile’s reading is good enough now that she often reads to Lauren.)

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Mother’s Day 2016

by Papa K on May 8, 2016

We had a pretty fun Mother’s Day weekend here in San Francisco. The girls treated mommy to some home made cards, massages(!) and a new outfit picked out by Maile Girl. Daddy delivered on a pretty nice dinner date (if I do say so myself) on Saturday night and a great Sunday brunch at a new Hawaiian spot (aina – check it out if you are in SF).

Mommy by Lauren

Mommy by Lauren

Massages by Maile

Massages by Maile

At brunch I wanted to take some pictures of the girls – at first Lauren wanted nothing to do with it…

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But, of course, once she saw Maile having fun, she changed her mind – and we got some fun shots…

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I’m a lucky guy 🙂

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Makeup

by Papa K on May 4, 2016

The girls had some friends over on Sunday night and got into the makeup kit we got Maile for Christmas. Yikes.

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… but Daddy still does!

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What’s on the menu?

by Papa K on May 1, 2016

I I might have mentioned this, but a few months ago, Maile really started enjoying cooking shows. We watch things like Chopped Junior, Good Eats and a few others – much better in my opinion than the cartoons!

In any event, given the interest, we’ve been cooking a bit more with Maile (and Lauren) as a result. Maile says she is training for the Chopped kitchen 🙂

Christine does most of the cooking around here, but today, we gave her a rest and Maile, Lauren and I cooked up dinner. Maile was the main chef and we had a lot of fun putting together a great meal.

In the morning, while still in our PJ's, the girls made a strawberry gazpacho - we let it chill all day and it was delicious!

In the morning, while still in our PJ's, the girls made a strawberry gazpacho - we let it chill all day and it was delicious!

Getting things prepped for some harticort verts and pancetta...

Getting things prepped for some harticort verts and pancetta...

While preparing dinner, Maile was introduced to the sting of onion chopping so she went and grabbed these protective googles and they helped!

While preparing dinner, Maile was introduced to the sting of onion chopping so she went and grabbed these protective googles and they helped!

Maile is old enough now that we’re letting her do more things in the kitchen, especially with knives and chopping and prepping. She takes good care and its fun to teach her how to do things.

The funniest part is that while the girls like the cooking, they are still a bit picky. The strawberry gazpacho was a bit too “veggie” for them – we told them that next time we’ll make Grandma Jill’s famous Strawberry Soup.

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#tbt Lauren’s First Solo

by Papa K on April 28, 2016

Lauren showed this video to me the other night and we fell in love with it all over again. Thought it’d be a fun one to share for #tbt. Have a great weekend!

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