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Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Turtles...

Matt and I both got Tattoos while we were in Maui...for us it represents ALOT of firsts. First child, first trip to Hawaii, first Tattoo. I wanted something to celebrate this time in my life and remind me of Sydney which is why we had them design the shape of an 'S' into the shell. To read more about it you can check out Eppyville101 on our blog list.

9 Months

Nine Months huh...which this lucky little duck got to celebrate in Maui of all places! This past month has been one of the most fun...she laughs often and flashes that cheesy little fake smile every chance she gets. Her teeth are coming in, she stands up all over and has started balancing without the help of anyone or anything for a few seconds at a time which she thinks is pretty cool. She scales the stairs way too fast without hardly looking back, and will bounce to music. Her favorite thing is to hold your hands and walk around...she practically runs and we know she'll be doing it on her own sooner than we think. She is trying all sorts of table food and we are starting to wean her from her bottle...although she doesn't like the sippy cups as much as we'd like, we know it probably won't take long before they end up in storage too! She talks all the time - specifically Mmma'mmma, Daaaa'Daaa (still hasn't put it together with who we are) and she often saya 'yeah' in a way that makes you think she just agreed with you. I am still so amazed at how quickly she picks up on things. She is so much smarter than you think at just 9 months. I love every minute I get to watch her discover something new. Her personality is already shining through and it is so funny sometimes to watch her take it all in. My personal favorite is the plethera of looks she gives other people and you know in her head most of the time she must be thinking, "What an idiot! or What the heck is wrong with that crazy!" On top of all of it, it really hit home the other day when I realized that her 1st Birthday is now only 12 weeks away! Talk about time flying by...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Black Sand Beach

The Black Sand Beach on the Road to Hana was by far one of the best things I saw in Maui last week. The fine black sand is created from all the volcanic rocks churning and hitting eachother beneath the waves. If it hadn't of been so windy and we weren't in a time crunch to get back I could have spent all day there!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

James Taylor Fan...

Got her Papa's taste in music...

Oreo Queen

Maybe it was the sugar high she was on after we turned around and found that she had opened a box of oreos, spread them amongst the beach mat and proceeded to nibble on them all...just glad we caught her before she went in to Oreo-coma!!

Hollie & Travis

Travis and Hollie tied the knot last Monday evening at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui. It was a beautiful ceremony and we are so happy for them both. Now were just waiting to find out when the KC Reception will be...I know that will be one BIG part-ay!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009


So I really don't know where to start...the next several posts will contain events and pics from our Trip to Maui last week. It was BEAUTIFUL!!! Here are a few pics of Syd and believe me there will be much more to come!