two people, one dog, and one baby figuring out life in Hawaii

Friday, October 25, 2013

We've moved! (Again)

We decided early on to wait for base housing, so we moved into our temporary lodging. Also known as the 1st floor of our friends house. We had an interesting time with base housing and ultimately decided to stay living out in town. However our temporary place was too small with only two rooms and half our stuff in storage. So the search for a new place began. After literally a week of looking, we hit the jackpot. A three bedroom with a huge living area and great backyard. It wasn't available until my parents came in town which was also great to have their help! 

So a little tour:
Living room:
It has access to backyard and carport. It is connected to our kitchen.
And opposite of the kitchen is a little sitting area that we have made Annie's play area:
Which opens up onto the dining room:
There is a hallway with a bathroom and guest bedroom (which isn't done yet). Then there is our room:
And tucked in the back is Annie's room:
Our backyard has a great breeze and a lanai (patio) to hang out on and drink Mai tais. 😄

We hope to have many visitors! The guest bedroom will be complete as of Monday when our new mattress comes! Then we will begin taking reservations.... 

Friday, October 11, 2013

9 months!

Our little Annie is 20.5 pounds and just full of personality. She loves to "flex" her muscles, growl, laugh, and make others smile and laugh. For her 9 month birthday her grandparents from Virginia were visiting. She was loving being the center of attention and keeping them entertained with her songs and babbles. 

She is sitting up well, bouncing as she sits up, loves to grab things and rotate them around as she examines them. She is also a huge fan of chatting. I don't know where she gets that...

New things:
- combo dinners with chicken
- tofu eating
- behaving while mom teaches stroller strides
- pumpkin, kale, spinach, and other yummy veggies added
- going to visit a newborn
- first visit to a museum 
- still loves playing in the water, going for walks, reading

Asleep after stroller strides
Goofing off with dad
1st bow 
Snuggles with giraffe
Silly girl
Hanging with daisy
Beach time with the fam
Fun with grandparentS
More to come on the new house!

Thanks for all who have loved us through these 9 months of transition. We are ever so blessed to have Annie and you all as our cheerleaders.