June 2013 — Part 6

June 24th

Swim lesson make ups with Mr. Nick before a fun birthday night away!

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Sam pointing out Layla’s picture on the wall at swim lessons.

After swim lessons it was off to the hotel!

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Pool and water slide fun!

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Some poolside snuggles with this little boy!

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Fun in the pool with Daddy!

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Wheee!

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Ice cream sundae surprise sent up to the room!

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June 25th

Happy 5th Birthday Layla our love!

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Presents in the hotel bed as soon as she woke up!  It was a perfect way to start her 5th birthday!

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She asked for a soccer goal this year!

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Bike ride along the bay!

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More pool side fun!  Complete with another Birthday ice cream sundae!

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It was the Talking Globe Jr. which she loved!

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Off to Breakwater to celebrate with friends and neighbors!

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The birthday girls blow out the candles together!

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Auntie Val got the messiest job, helping Sam eat ice cream cake!

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More presents!

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Sam got to hang out with the big guys!  It doesn’t get much better than pinball with Todd and Tom.

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  Happy 5th Birthday Layla!  We love you more than you know!  You are smart, sweet, beautiful kind and so so much more!

June 2013 –Part 5 Layla’s 5th Birthday Party

June 22nd

Birthday Party Day!

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Mac salad taste tester!

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Spatula licker!

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The Luau Party Decor

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Goodie bags!

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The Birthday Girl!

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Family photos on party days are a must!

All dressed in our Luau best!

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5 years old!

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Layla was insistent on greeting her party guests and in the traditional Hawaiian style giving them their Lei!

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This year the entertainment at Layla’s Party, it being a Luau was Kehulili O Kailani, Layla’s hula school and Auntie Trudy her Kumu (teacher)

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Layla performed the dances she knew in front of all of her party guests and did an excellent job!

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She had so many leis.  An orchid lei, mommy and Daddy got for her, Auntie Trudi made her a flower lei, her shell lei from Hawaii and her costume lei!

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A bashful yet proud smile!

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Auntie Trudi also did some teaching as well!

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The kids learning Twinkle Twinkle (Imo, Imo)

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Learning head, shoulders, knees and toes in Hawaiian!

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Trudi and the older hula sisters taught the kids Imo, Imo (Twinkle Twinkle) and Baby Dolly as well Hawaiian “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!

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Here they are learning Baby Dolly, one of Layla’s favorites.

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Trudi also let the kids play the different Polynesian  instruments and implements and taught them all about them as well!

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Sweet Sam sharing his aloha.

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Nanny and Eileen sharing in the Aloha spirit!

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Trudi also taught the kids how to shake their hips in the Tahitian style!

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Of course Layla had to have her two favorite dances performed at her luau!  Poi Balls (above) and the Tahitian big grass skirt and coco top dance! (below)

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The final number was “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

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The kids loved watching and learning!  It was a great party!  ALOHA!

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Aunti Trudi and the dancers.

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Carson was the first to say he for sure wanted his picture taken with the dancers!  Duh!

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Jillian gets in on the aloha!

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So do the Brandfield girls,

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and Arden!

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Now time for candy Lei making!

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Pinata time!  Get it Layla!

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Happy Birthday Beautiful Layla!

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June 2013 — Part 4

June 15th

Elmo and his Sesame Street Friends in “Cant Stop Singing”

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“Can’t Stop Singing” program!

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Our family has lots of fun together!

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Happy kids equals goal reached!

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We had so much fun watching Elmo and all of his Sesame Street friends sing and dance!  Sam was in awe and both kids were happy which makes for happy parents!

June 16th  Happy Father’s Day!

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Precious kids and presents

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Kisses and cards

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Happy Father’s Day to you too Papa

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June 17th

Signing up for the Summer Reading Program at the Carlsbad Library

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June 19th

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Haircut!

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Handsome boy!

June 2013 — Part 3 San Diego County Fair

June 14th

San Diego County Fair Day & Kehulili O Kailani Fair Performance

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Riding the roller coaster!

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Swinging on the swings

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Bumble Bee ride with Daddy!

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Snow cones!

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The boys

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Lemonade almost as big as he is!

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Feeding and holding butterflies in the fair butterfly garden.

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Two happy kids!  Goal reached!

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The Kehulili O Kailani Fair Performance

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Layla’s first fair performance with her hula schol.

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Fair animal fun

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Fair food…

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and fair naps!

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Annual fair pony ride, and Sam’s first!

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It was another successful trip to the San Diego County Fair!  Watching Layla perform was extra special and we made fun family fair memories!  Until next year!

June 2013 — Part 2

June 2nd

Fun with Nonna on the Plasma Car!

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June 5th

Evening beach picnic dinner and play time with these two!

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June 7th

Sunset Park Splash Pad Fun!

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Sam and Anderson, how handsome are these two?

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June 8th

S. Nevada Street Barbeque!

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The kids.

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The spread.

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The friends.

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Sam got after the ribs!

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and the ice cream!

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June 11th

Hidden Canyon Park Fun

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Rocking motorcycle, concentrating hard!

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This one is rocking it out on her big girl bike!

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Peek A Boo!

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June 12th

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Super sweet Sam hugs for Daddy!

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17 Months Old

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15 Weeks Pregnant

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Beginning of June 2013- June Part 1

Layla’s First Hoike

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Layla was able to perform in her first annual Kehulili O Kailani Hoike and Luau this June!  It was a fun, entertaining, beautiful and magical day watching our little hula girl perform for the first time with her amazingly talented and beautiful hula sisters!  We look forward, hopefully, to many more Kehulili O Kailani performances and Hoikes in the future!

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Sam in the luau spirit!

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Our little hula girl!

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Obligatory family photo with our little Pineapple Princess!

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Imo Imo “Twinkle Twinkle”

 

 

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So many people came to watch layla perform!  Todd & Diane. Nicole & Joel. Nonna, Papa & Nanny and Auntie Val! She had quite the entourage.

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Dressed in her Keiki Tahitian costume!

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Shaking it during Keiki Tahtitan!

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Enjoying coconut cupcakes together.

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Mommy and her hula princess!

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Ready for “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

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Performing “Rainbow”

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July 2013 –Part 1

July 1st

Layla’s first day of YMCA Water Works Preschool Summer Camp!

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July 2nd

18 Months Old!

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July 3rd

Nap time, using a pile of books for a pillow!  I guess at least he put a stuffed animal on the top of the book pile, at least that’s what it looks like?

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4th of July EVE!

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A hotel with friends for a patriotic celebration complete with drinks, appetizers, decorations and fireworks.

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July 4th

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Everyone else left the hotel suite after the fireworks so… The Z’s stayed and enjoyed a swim in the pool the next morning before checkout!

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Then the 4th of July wasn’t complete without a trip to the beach!

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Sam was tired after all of the festivities the night before and crashed in the beach wagon on the way there!

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July 5th

1 & 1/2

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July 6th

Preparing for baby boy and the room switch!

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July 7th

Naked time at Nonna and Papa’s

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July 9th

The first night in her again room!  Painted and ready for this big girl!

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July 11th

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July 12th

Sea World Day!

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Meeting Franklin

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July 13th

Somehow Sam ended up baked at Jackson’s 1st Birthday Party!

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July 14th

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A S. Nevada Street crew limo bus ride to The Fisherman’s in San Clemente for a fun dinner!

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July 15th

Layla’s first day of YMCA Fantasy in Action Camp!

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July 17th

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Staying cool and having some summer time fun in the pool!

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20 Weeks Pregnant = Half way!

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July 19th

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Cute boy photo shoot!

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Dinner out at Carmine’s Pizza!

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