Monday, March 22, 2010


This morning:

Me: "Mea, what do you want for breakfast?"
Waimea: [long pause--you can see the wheels turning as she's thinking] "SUGAR!!"

That's why breakfast is her favorite meal--everything has sugar in it, and apparently she knows it!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Need I explain?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Meet Alana

My one and only niece:
Alana Shay Kamauoha Kokkonen

born in late February, one month early
(but still bigger than both my babies)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Solution to cold feet

Maybe this is already a well-known tip, but I recently discovered it, and it has made my winter nights so much more cozier. I don't notice if my feet are cold until I'm getting into bed at night. And then it seems they are always cold, with or without socks. Sometimes it keeps me from sleeping. But a few weeks ago it dawned on me to use my rice heating bag to keep my feet warm at night. I just pop it in the microwave as I get ready for bed, then toss it in. It warms up my bed before I even get in, and then keeps my feet nice and toasty all night. Try it; it's great! Even Evan is addicted now, too.