Monday, November 22, 2010

Chad's Home!

Chad made it home! It's been so nice to have him back. He got home Thursday evening and has been transitioning from the 12 hour time change. The boys have loved having their Dad back. I had forgot what it was like to be able to sleep in on Sunday, and have extra help getting the boys ready. He spoiled us all with treats from Singapore, Tokyo, and India, and lots of other neat things. Trains, puzzles, books, and traditional Indian clothes for the boys. Shoes, a shawl, jewelry box, and bangles for me. I figured he would have spoiled himself as well, but he only bought 1 shirt. He took a lot of neat pictures, and we've enjoyed seeing and hearing about the culture in India.

Chad's friends
Work Building
Forgot what these are called, but a lot of people drive them around
Some houses
Some old technology mixed in with the new
Crowded bus ride
What a cute girl! And I love how traditional Grandma looks

Lots of people get around on motorbikes
The hotel

Monday, November 15, 2010


Grandma Iwalani and Papa Bruce came to visit over the weekend. It was a great visit and the boys were digging all the extra attention. We went to the zoo and train ride, to the park (while mom got a much needed haircut), out to ice cream, Devan's football game, out to dinner, played lots of games of hide and seek with grandpa, put together lots of puzzles, and made homemade ice cream. It was so nice having all the extra help. I felt like I had a live in maid over the weekend. The boys were so sad to see them leave to the airport. When it was time to leave the house Devan asked them why they couldn't live in Texas forever. And after lots of "goodbye's" and "love you grandma and grandpa" we dropped them off at the airport. The boys had the most heartbreaking looks on their faces, and as I pulled the car away, Devan said in a sad whisper, "I love you too grandma and grandpa". It broke my heart! What lucky boys to have such great grandparents though.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lackland Airshow 2010

Kudos to my friend Michelle for introducing us to the Lackland Airshow, it was awesome. Every year Lackland Airforce Base puts on this airshow. My boys LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Days later, Devan is still talking about the airshow and asking when we can go to it next. Oh and did I mention, it was free! When Devan talks about it, he reminisces about how the planes flew right over his head, how loud they were, and how he got his very own airplane to take home. Not only were there planes to watch in the air, but they also had lots of planes and helicopters on the ground to look at and tour. There were many booths with food and souvenirs set up. All of the airmen and women helping out there were so nice to the boys and seemed to really enjoy making them happy. I sure do appreciate these people and the service they give to our country. One of the things I really liked about the airshow was the sense of patriotism and pride it made me feel for this country. God Bless the USA :)

There were so many neat planes displayed
Devan piloting a helicopter
"Spooky" A plane flown in Vietnam. The boys got to go in and tour this plane. They thought it was pretty neat.
Devan loves "Airwolves" AKA helicopters
Tristan was hypnotized by this. It caught his eye and he just walked up and stared at it for awhile.
Devan in another helicopter, trying out the machine gun.
Tora! Tora! Tora! Pearl Harbor reenactment. This was really neat. They had fires going off on the ground and lots of planes and smoke!

What boy wouldn't love this?
Or this?

As we were leaving, this plane was doing some cool tricks. To bad I can't capture the motion, but he was twisting, flipping, and stopping in mid air.

Monday, November 8, 2010


The other day my neighbor told me my boys are always dressed "interesting". What would make her say such a thing???

Anyhow... an update on our sick bug. It has now passed through all of us. I caught the last of it Saturday night. My boys must be a lot tougher than me because they handled it SO much better than I did. I was totally miserable. Luckily I was feeling quite a bit better by Sunday evening, and today I'm feeling almost back to normal other than this head cold. I can deal with that though.

Saturday morning we went to an airshow that was totally awesome. The boys loved it. I'll make a post about it soon!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Good News!

Tristan is so much better today!! It was a nasty bug, but at least it has a short life!


We've got a bug going through our house.

Saturday the boys both got bad colds, and Sunday we missed church because of their snotty noses. They got over the colds pretty quick, but Wednesday evening Devan got a stomach bug and was throwing up like crazy. The poor kid couldn't even hold down water. I thought it was food poisoning because we had ate lunch out that day and there was no fever with it. Thursday he was back to his normal self. He was perfectly fine all day so by this time I was about positive it was food poisoning. Thursday/Friday I woke up through the night and could feel a sore throat coming on. I felt better after a hot bath Friday morning. Friday afternoon I could tell I was getting a BAD cold. Friday night I put Tristan down to bed and he said his tummy hurt. About an hour later when I was checking on him he started throwing up (guess it wasn't food poisoning with Devan after all). I'm really really really hoping I don't get this stomach bug. The cold/sore throat I can handle, it stinks, but I can deal with it. I don't know how I'll be able to take care of the boys and myself if I get the flu though :-( Crossing my fingers and saying my prayers!

As much as I hate seeing my boys sick. They are so sweet when they are sick!

Devan after throwing up... "I'm so sorry Mom" Me, "It's ok Dev, I'll never be mad at you for being sick, I'm sorry you're sick" Dev "It's ok Mom" Later I told him to try to make it into the bathroom if he threw up again. Dev "Mom, I did it in the bathroom because I'm a BIG boy now!" Me "Can I get you anything Devan?" Dev, "Can you get me some medicine" Me, "What kind of medicine" Devan, "The kind that makes me not throw up anymore" (Me wanting to cry, because I don't have the only thing he wants) After taking care of Devan and cuddling with him, Dev, "You're the very best Mom EVER"

Tristan after getting him cleaned up and into bed, "Will you sing to me mom" Me, "What do you want me to sing?" Tristan, "lead me guide me walk beside me" After singing it once, Tristan, "Will you sing Lead me guide me walk beside me again?" I sang again and then he said, "Will you sing another song" Me, "What song do you want now" Tristan, "One about Jesus".

I don't give justice at all to the cuteness and sweetness of my boys, but they really are sweet. I love those two so much.