Home Made Valentines

January 27, 2021

 Yours truly completely forgot to buy boxes of Valentine's day cards for all the kids.  The mail has been super slow lately and by the time I realized that I'd forgotten, there was no way they would have gotten to Kwaj in time for the holiday.  I decided that we would make home made ones instead and set out to replicate the ones I made for Sky when she was little:

A Weekend on Roi

January 25, 2021

We have always loved Roi. It's where D and I lived when we first moved here so it has a special place in our hearts.  I had hoped to take the kids up there sooner but the flights always seemed full- because of the travel ban, Roi is the only vacation option for people on Kwaj and we never seemed to be able to get seats for six on the plane.  
  When some family friends said they were going up, it seemed like a great chance to head up there for a little get away.  We flew up on Saturday afternoon and back on Tuesday morning and the kids had a great time. 

All smiles to be back on a plane and heading somewhere new!


January 20, 2021

Earth was so happy that Water's new shoes matched his that he insisted I take a picture.  Water played it cool but I think he secretly liked twinning with Earth too.  These two used to be so inseparable but a year apart took a toll on their relationship so I'm glad they're reconnecting at least on little things like this.


First Swim Meet of the Season

January 19, 2021

Here we go, diving in to another swim season 

Movie time!

January 16, 2021

Sky got creative and decided to share her morning screen time with some folks from the Marvel and Star Wars universes.


January 15, 2021

 When you're five and don't want to put your own shoes on for school but are happy to put both your brothers' shoes on and pretend to be a wild animal...

N600K Interview

Look what came shortly before Christmas!

Coconut Crab!

January 11, 2021

  Water and Earth found a coconut crab on the porch over the weekend.  It was still immature enough to need a shell on its back like a hermit crab but big enough that its pincers could have taken a chunk out of a finger.  

Bits of Life

January 10, 2021

We're just over here a the end of the world, living our lives.  While I'm still figuring out what the focus of the blog should be from here forward, I thought I'd give you a little snapshot of things at our house.

Sky loves building gingerbread houses.  It's her thing during the holidays and has been since kindergarten.  For that entire time, her brothers' thing has been to slowly pick the candy off bit by bit.  One afternoon, I caught Water slowly wandering back and forth in front of Sky's gingerbread house and decided to try and distract him from sneaking bits.  I kept jumping in front of him and saying, "Nothing to see here!"  and he just stood there and stared at the house.  I'm not usually the funny parent so I was shocked that he was able to keep a straight face the whole time- that kid should be on stage, he's such a good actor!

Swim Awards

January 7, 2021

Fire won the coaches award for his age group!  That means his swim coaches thought he had the best attitude AND the most improvement over the season. He also got first place in his final freestyle race

Makin' Bacon

January 5, 2021

As in, make your own amazing, wonderful, delicious bacon like D did!

An Unexpected Meeting

January 2, 2021

 I got a message from a friend on Ebeye shortly before Christmas saying that she'd met someone there who knew us.  It turned out it was Sky's birth father!  We'd lost touch with him years ago, even before we moved to Arizona, and now here he was, finishing up some work on Ebeye before flying home to Lib where he lives now.  We tried several times to meet up with him but it never worked out until the morning he was flying home.  Sky got to spend a short half hour with him before school.  She's still super shy and couldn't think of any questions for him but at least we know how to contact him now so if anything comes up, she will still have access to the answers.

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