25 June 2011

The Bishop Museum

Today was free day for the military to visit the Honolulu Aquarium.  We decided to try and go.  The line to get in was worse than a new ride at Disneyland, so we decided to try someplace less crowded.  Isaiah had been to the Bishop Museum with his school for a field trip, and we were already downtown, so we decided to try it out.  It was awesome!  They have a dinosaur exhibit going on right now and it was pretty amazing.  We bought a season pass and hope to be able to go a few more times in the next year. (it was only like $15 more than a one-day admission for all six of us to get the season pass, so that worked out great).  We visited the dinosaur exhibit and the Hawaiian Hall.  There is a planetarium here and a lava demonstration, but we didn't have time to see them...good thing we can come back for FREE!

All the dinosaurs in this room moved and made noise!

London with a raptor
Fossil table

Cowry shells
Triton Shells
Snail shells

Inside Hawaiian Hall

Me and the kids...Brooklin was off babysitting.

24 June 2011

The Bee Gees Said What?

Brooklin went to a Tri-Stake dance tonight. When she got home, she said "Mom, they played some newer songs and some old songs, like that one... Ah, ah, ah, ah, Stay in the light, Stay in the light"

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!!!
(I'm pretty sure the Bee Gees were really singing "Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive")
***I decided to look up a photo of the Bee Gees for this post.   Who knew they were THIS handsome??!!  Hahahahaha!  I was always under the impression there was at least one female singer...but maybe I was getting them mixed up with the B-52's?? (if that's possible...lol).

23 June 2011

Underwater Robotics Class

Brooklin and Caleb got to participate in a free underwater robotics class down at the Coast Guard base.  They went to a class all morning Mon-Wed and then today they ran the robots on missions in the pool. 

There is some video of the missions that I am trying to upload to YouTube...but it is taking forever.  I will embed them when they finally finish loading.

19 June 2011


I am trying something new in order to get me posting on this a little more. I know that I will never equal the greatness of my better half but I figured that I should try and contribute a couple of times.

I am not going to try and catch everyone up because I am not sure of everything that is going on but suffice it to say that we have had several birthdays were people in the family got some cool things and mother's day and father's day were the parents were spoiled. Brooklin concluded track and is running every day but sunday (more then before) to be ready for when cross country starts again. We have gone to church and did what we are suppose too. And in general we have had some fun between all the work.

Melissa is still in school and being a full time mom so she does not have a lot of time. She is also taking family pictures for other families and at weddings. I think that the more that she does the better that she gets. It is cool watching Melissa when she gets creative with anything and see the great products that she can produce. Just this week there was a baby shower so she decided to sew a blanket for the shower and did it in one afternoon.

I am mostly working lately. There seems to never be a shortage of things to do but I am looking forward to a break in a few weeks to go fishing with my dad. I think I spend a little too much time online dreaming about this trip but I do look forward to the break. I just wish I could take the whole family with me.

Well, just a little insight to what is happening at our house. We have a busy week next week so there may be a few more things to share.

Wait; there is a short story...last night Melissa and I took the kids to do cosmic bowling. It did not start until 8pm so we were a little late getting home. While we were driving I asked Melissa to share a scripture with the kids so that when we got home we could send them right to bed. Melissa decided to read and was engaged in Helaman 11 as we were driving and a tree feel down in the middle of the lane that we were in. I was able to miss the tree. Thankfully we were doing the right thing and did not end up in an accident. I went out and tugged on the tree for a while because the tree was in the road on a blind corner and was unable to move it very good until Melissa was able to come and help me. We got the tree out of the road and made our way home. I really am thankful for small miracles and know that when we are doing the right thing we are being watched over. We may not always escape challenges but I am sure thankful when we are delivered.

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Father's Day 2011

Happy Father's Day!!

Caleb made this desk sign in woodshop at school.
 ...and he painted it dad's two favorite colors.  Blue and Orange for BSU.
 A new lap desk
 Isaiah likes HexBugs so much, he got one for his dad.
 A wireless keyboard for the iPad
 This is a small fish tank.  We made fabric fish to go in it, since we weren't going to wrap up live fish.  Darwin has been wanting fish for his office, so this little tank should do the trick.

06 June 2011

Happy Birthday Isaiah!

Isaiah is nine today!  He got up early (at 6am) and started singing loudly out in the kitchen to a CD of primary songs.  He was so excited for it to be his birthday.  He wins for best restaurant choice for his birthday dinner.  He took us all out to DA KITCHEN in Oahu!  This was our favorite place to eat-out in Maui, and there is one over here in Oahu now.

Isaiah and his Mac'n Cheese Nibblers.
 Mom had noodles and dad had Katsu Chicken with mushrooms and gravy
 Caleb got Katsu Chicken and Brooklin got a Loco Moco
 London also got the mac'n cheese nibblers.  It's like a chicken nugget only with mac'n cheese inside!
Plants vs. Zombies for DS
 more HexBugs

 Spy stuff
 Dolphin pillow pet
 Atlantis Legos
 Brooklin made a seven-layer bar/brownie for his cake.  It was divine!

03 June 2011

Happy Birthday London!

London is eleven!  She is not allowed to be that old...but she did it anyway. ;)  She got lots of fun stuff for her birthday and wasted no time with her new Flip video camera.  It was out and recording by the time we lit the candles on the cake.  Guess we will have to watch what we are doing/saying from now on...lol!  She also chose IHOP for her birthday dinner.  (I think we are going to bribe Isaiah to pick anywhere but there for his birthday dinner, because I don't think I can stomach the price tag or the food twice in one week).