Day Trip to Aquarium of the Pacific
Thanks for checking in on the Furukawa clan!
The first week of October, my mom came to spend some time with us! We always have so much fun when she visits!
Day Trip to Aquarium of the Pacific
Laine took me surfing!!! My first in Santa Monica! He really is the best teacher! I recommend him to everyone!!!! ;)
Digging for buried treasures
Laine dug a mini pond and Keane was in heaven the rest of the day!
We had a great time with my mom! Thank you Mom for all the pictures too!!! I'll send them to you ASAP!!!
Thanks for checking in on the Furukawa clan!
Playing at the park
My sweet ol' laptop computer, Bessie, took a severe beating last weekend by Keane. He wants so badly to be like mom and dad working on the computer, but this time it was just a disaster! It has actually been fixed, but the Internet connection still needs some attention. So, I'll only have a few pictures from my phone until I can get in some computer time. This blog update is all via mobile site.
Last Sunday was Grandparents Day! We want to send special wishes to Great grandma Evelyn Furukawa,Great grandpa Alex Furukawa,Great grandma Alice Etherton, Great grandpa Jerry Etherton, MamaLew and PapaLew, Grandma Faye Furukawa, Grandpa Ken Furukawa, PapaJoe and OmaGigi!! We love and miss you all! Each of you have a special place in our hearts. xox
We went to a friends for dinner this week and they have 3 amazing boys! Their youngest is only 4 weeks apart from Keane! Keane always has the best time with them! And he'd never pass on opportunity to bath with his buddies!! Ha! This was so fun!!!
We had another fun trip to the zoo I can't wait to share, but it's on my other camera and I'll have to wait for Bessie to work correctly before I can post about it!
Sorry such a short update!
Wow! I did it again! Another month just flew by and I barely got any entries in!! This last month has mostly been about getting business done! And I mean DONE! Well, we can get into that on another day.
As I look back, this time last year seemed to sound pretty much the same as it does now. Lots of running around, preparing for a fun winter ahead, and cleaning up after a crazy filled summer! LA is extremely hot in August! And the heat is so draining!! Check out my sleeping beauty.
We do enjoy Skype-ing with the family! Amia and Keane got to chat recently! They are turning into the best of friends. I LOVE to hear my nieces' little coo's!!!!
I am just gonna say it... I'm a Twilight fan!! Totally not ashamed! I had a twilight marathon party a couple weeks ago. It was really fun!!! We relaxed and ate tons of food and chatted as we watched almost 12 hours worth of teenage vampire drama! It was great! I did a little decorating, but went for more of a romantic vibe instead of the typical gothic feel of vampire movies.
Despite the fact that we are so far from both sides of our families, that doesn't stop Keane from getting plenty of fun things from them!!! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Furukawa for all the fun books!! And to Aunty LindsayAnn and Landon for the polar bear book! It's Keane's new favorite!!
Keane is now 21 months old!! Can't believe how fast he's growing and just getting older! We are cherishing every moment before it all just fly's away. What a sweet blessing to have such a wonderful, healthy baby and family.
Labor Day is around the corner, stay safe friends and family!!
P.S. A fun "Friends" clip to keep a smile on your face!
Our week was jammed packed with fun! My parents came to visit for the holiday and finished with a little birthday celebration before they went back home.
We did so much for the 4th! We started at the beach with what seemed like the rest of Los Angeles! It was packed! But we had a great time in the sand and sun!
beach fun with Oma
Then we had dinner and spent time at UCLA campus. There was not a sole to be found there! It was so nice for us to just run around and play in the grass at the sculpture gardens.
Then we headed home for our own little light show.
Thank you Auntie Shelby for the light saber! Keane loves to turn it on and play "bang things" with it!!
To end our holiday week, we got to celebrate my birthday! My parents were so kind to watch Keane for us so we could go on our first date in over a year! I had the best time! And will be definitely making a point to do more date nights! We had a first time experience at a dine in theater. Which was awesome! I want to go every night! I had such a blessed birthday!
A big thank you to everyone that celebrated my birthday with us! And to my parents for everything! We always enjoy your visits! Miss you guys already!!
love and God Bless!
We just got back from a family vacation to Redding! It was so nice! A few days up north is really good for the soul. Plus we have such great family to spend time with! I have a lot of pics, so I will just start those to tell the stories!
From Day 1 Keane LOVED the big backyard!
Oh MY! You are gonna LOVE this next little sequence!
These next few pics were provided by my cousin Amanda! THANK YOU for insisting on the family shot! They're great!!
Downtime with Uncle...
Another day, another new toy from Gigi and Jojo (my parents- still deciding on what to call them. hoping one of our kids decide soon, HA!)
WoW! I congratulate anyone who actually read this whole entry! There are so many pics!! We had a great time seeing family and it's so great to have them in our lives! Love everyone back home! Miss you so much already!
Keane and I got to sneak away last weekend to Redding to visit some family! Keane had a chance to meet aunties, uncles, cousins and great grandparents on my dads side! It was really nice!
First day, my girlfriend Katie and her daughter Rio (such a fun name!) come hang out!
Saturday morning Keane played on his little chair my parents bought! He loved it!! He sat on it throughout the visit there!
Carnival Craziness!! Saturday was a circus themed baby shower for Caleb! It was really fun! My mom and Shelby's mom did a really good job!
Our last day was Sunday and before we left we had some family time!
Went back to my parents and Keane got some play time!
Keane and I had to head back to LA. The lady at the check in counter gave my parents passes to walk us to the gate!! It was so nice!! Now we are home and missing everyone!! Can't wait to meet our new niece in March!! =D
I love blogging! It's like therapy. I get to just tell all my friends and family about my sweet baby boy and focus on all the good things God has going for us! I love looking at blogs too! For inspiration and to see how my friends and family are doing! I know I'm not even close to a pro blogger, but I love that I can write what I want, when I want to write it! ha! Hope you guys are enjoying it too!
CHRISTMAS TIME ALREADY?!???!?!?? Don't get me wrong, I'd be the first to welcome the season with open arms. It's just hard to believe that this year has come and gone already! I hope next year will slow down a little....
My mom wanted to start a new tradition with her grandkids during the holidays; St. Nicholas Day! It's a European tradition celebrated on December 6th where the kids clean their best shoes the night before and while they're sleeping, St. Nicholas comes and fills their shoes with little candy, trinkets, etc..
Keane LOVES books! One of his favorites is digging through his book shelves and thumbing through the pages while he says, " dadamamababalala....." So cute!
Here's a fun little clip of Keane being his normal active self!
We went to the park last week for a little family time. It was really nice!
And one more little clip just for fun ;)
Day before Thanksgiving was our family fun day! Laine's favorite place to visit is Moanalua Gardens. So we wanted to take Keane and my parents there!
They have these really cool wooden benches/chairs all over the park, so we had fun with them!
It's always nice to have some gathering time with the family while we're there! Laine's parents always put out a good spread of food. They are excellent hosts!! We had some time to eat with friends and family.
Meet the newest family member and our neice, LOLA!! SWEETEST FACE!!!
Had to say our goodbyes to Keane's great grandparents. Grandpa Alex is 96! I felt so blessed to have Keane meet him and his sweet Great Grandma Evelyn.
So, I think I'll do our trip in sections. We were only there a few days, so it should only take a couple posts!
Okay, so... the plane ride to Hawaii was a HUGE BLESSING! Well, first, we found out our flight was delayed an hour, but that was fine. When we boarded, we saw that the flight wasn't very full and the gentleman sitting in the row next to us gave us his seat. AN ENTIRE ROW OF 4 SEATS TO OURSELVES!! Keane LOVED it! He crawled and cruised back and forth with a nap in the beginning of the flight and at the end. He was really good!
We went straight to Grandma and Grandpa Furukawa's place! Keane was up late playing and exploring!
Day 1 we all were pretty tired from the flight and Keane had a little temp. So we tried to take it easy a little. Keane loved exploring Grandma and Grandpa's house. He loved their magnets and puting them in and out of the cup holders on the cooler! Then we had some social time with the Tamaoka's! Got to meet the newest guy-Portland! They are all so precious!!
WE LOVE YOU TOMAOKA'S!!! Wish we could see you and the keiki's more often!
We then headed out to Pupukea where my parents had rented a condo for us all to stay in while visiting there! It was fun! Lot's of roaming space for Keane!
Have more to share! Stay tuned. But I'm out for now. Keane is very sick with a cough still and we need prayers. Going to the Dr.'s tomorrow.
love, love, love
p.s. we miss you Hawaii
My mom was here for a few days! We always have a great time when she's here! She got Keane this adorable hat!
We went to breakfast with my friend Juhee at the most adorable cafe. It's literally right across the street from us. SO sad that we've lived here for 3 years and are just now discovering this place. It was so fun with it's fairytale cottage courtyard and enchanted well! We took it as a photo shoot opportunity ;)
Then we headed over to church and had some nice time with friends!
And finally... we are so proud to be able to introduce a sweet member of our church, the one and only... MADDY MINNE! We were able to have our own little photo shoot time with her and I couldn't pass sharing! JUST TOO CUTE!!!
well, thanks mom for letting me use your pics!! We love you and miss you already! You're truly the best!
This is Laine, Jessica, Keane Kai and Chia's blog. We love sharing some great moments with our close friends and family. love, love ~