Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Back to Work


Summer was fun but now it is time to go back to work. Tomorrow (6-24) Cory begins work at Kapolei Middle School as their mathematics coach/mentor; a big but exciting change for many reasons. This also means that after having Cory home for three months Amanda has two boys to contend with each day! A job she loves (and excels at) but none the less can be extremely tiresome to say the least.

With Cory's work beginning at the end of June, this has been a shorter than normal summer. However, we have had some fun--plenty of trips to the beach, parties with friends, a fabulous Father's Day outing, and even a "jungle adventure hike" in Waimea Valley. Enjoy the photos below!

Leif in his fort on the rocks at Chuns Reef

All ready to try out his skateboard

Getting the hang of skateboarding

Partying it up with friends

Cory and Amanda on Father's Day

Cory and the boys at Rascals on Father's Day

What a beautiful baby!

Slip sliding away at Rascals

The beach boy; Leif Kalama

Leif and Kian chillin' at home.

On our way in Waimea Valley

Amanda and Leif checking out the Waimea Falls


The Bennett boys...all three!

So aloha for now and hopefully you enjoy the rest of your summer wherever you are!

Cory, Amanda, Leif, and Kian

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer Has Arrived

Aloha to you all!

It has been another whirlwind of a month (May) and even though summer is essentially here, it looks like June is going to be just as busy. So enjoy the pictures from the last month; it is amazing to see how much Kian is changing in such a short time.

This is the latest picture of Kian, taken about two days ago; we love it!

Celebrating boys day (May 5) with our carp kites; a local (and Japanese) tradition

Brothers on Boy's Day

Making silly faces at Chun's Reef


Chilling at the beach

A honu at Chun's

One of Kian's first smiles! He surely can brighten our day :)

Amanda with her boys on Mother's Day

Amanda and Kian at her special Mother's Day tea party

Kian watching the NBA playoffs

Sweet boys...they look so much alike when we compare baby pictures.

A "Leif and Daddy Day" at Waikiki...I love these moments

Full of smiles and personality

The same goes for the older one with his "Manah Manah" hair

Chunking up at two months old

We don't get rain often in Ewa so when we do Leif loves to play in it

Leif and Cory swimming on Memorial Day

Cooling off with some juicy watermelon

There is always a project to be done. Leif with his "Rodney" the robot costume project.

Lifeguard is on duty at Kalaeloa beach in Ewa

What a sweet voice; Kian learning to coo.

We hope you all have a great summer and perhaps we will be lucky enough to see some of you soon. Until then...


Cory, Amanda, Leif, and Kian