Sunday, October 21, 2007

October Nights

A big aloha to all. October means the days are getting shorter and the heat of summer is slowly turning into pleasant winter temperatures. Often we enjoy going to watch the sun set at Ko Olina...there simply isn't anything like it.

Leif would like to leave a little message for you all:

azng n ythkb, hjjh

We also recently went to the Waikiki Aquarium. Not the biggest aquarium on the planet but high quality. Leif enjoyed watching the fish, slapping the glass tanks, and absolutely loved the monk seal educational talk.

Just this weekend we went "pumpkin pathcing." Yes, that is not exactly a verb but it is what we call it in our family. This has been a tradition since Cory and Amanda first started dating and we were very excited to share this event with our wonderful son. Need less to say, he had a great time and helped his mom pick out a great pumpkin. His Halloween costume will be great so stay tuned to see photos of that after the 31st.

With aloha,

Cory, Amanda, and Leif

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fall in Paradise

Fall has officially arrived here in Hawaii and this means the average high temperature is now around 87 degrees instead of 90--and it feel better, too.

Leif is changing so much. He has given up his "army" crawl in favor of a more traditional crawl, though he is still mastering it. His walking is improving as well. He can stand alone for up to ten seconds if he is not too distracted and can now hang on with only one hand and walk where ever he wishes. Amanda and I are both constantly impressed with his efforts yet know we are on the verge of having to endlessly chase him down.

Leif still loves his reading time and often is quite content sitting by himself and "reading" his board books. He will sit for long stretches, flip through the pages, and simply talk to himself.

We have been going to the beach more these last few days as Cory is on Fall break from school; we are finally able to play wth those beach toys Grandma Mary got for Leif last Easter. It has been quite relaxing but a bit depressing as there has been no surf for quite some time. Things will be looking up soon though as the winter season is fast approaching and there will be "planny" waves on the north shore.

We miss you all and look forward to a visit soon--the weather is always great, the beaches are always warm, and the ocean will certainly wash away any stress you may have!


Cory, Amanda, and Leif