Wednesday, September 21

Having Fun

Maddy liked the House of Bounce, but only for a little while...

This is Daddy explaining that he's way too heavy to go with him on the slide...

Our fearless climber on his 23rd go around on the inflatable playground

Tuesday, September 20

Who's The Boss?

Sometimes I wonder who the head of this family really is. Madison thinks it's him, Rachel thinks it's her and I (foolishly perhaps) think it's me. As you probably guessed, Maddy wins out most of the time.

Yesterday he suprised us both by saying he wanted to go back to school, so we took him to school. The teachers looked pleasantly suprised to see him and we were both happy that Maddy wanted to go to school as well. He didn't even want his mommy to walk him to the door.

So today, he tells us he doesn't want to go to school because it's "uma". No matter how much we tried to convince him that school would be fun, he refused to get ready and instead declared that he wanted to go to work with me instead. He wasn't too happy when he didn't get his way!

Friday, September 16

Daddy One More?

We took Maddy to an inflatable playground yesterday that they had running at the Eleele Fou. It had a giant rock face for climbers, a rugby challenge complete with slides and obstacles as well as an enclosed trampoline-like tent. Maddy loved it!

After playing there for about an hour, I decided it was time to go home but Maddy kept saying, "Daddy, one more?" with this cute little smug grin on his face. How could I resist? After about 4 or 5 "one mores" we finally managed to drag him off the slides and into the car.

Friday, September 9

Clever Quotes

I tend to laugh at quotes I find on the Net that are true in one way or another. Here are a few that I came across today that ring true to me:

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home. - Phyllis Diller

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. - Rabbinical Saying

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. - Sam Levenson

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. - Leo J. Burke

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child. - Mary MacCracken

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of. - Peter Ustinov

If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things. - Norman Douglas

Thursday, September 8

Happy Birthday Aunty Sachi!

Maddy has asked me to pass on our best happy birthday wishes to his Aunty Sachi. We hope you have a great day and got lots and lots of birthday pressies! Love from Maddy and his 2 slaves.

Our Fearless Little Climber

Maddy is a fearless climber. He loves climbing up just about anything. If he's outside playing, you can pretty much guarantee he's off the ground somewhere.

Maddy likes to scare his parents to death with his daredevil-like antics on the playground

This the look we get when we have to go home

Mommy, vaai lea!

Sunday, September 4

Weekend at the Golf Course

Yep, if Maddy sees a rock, he HAS to climb it

The Pisikoa Golf team in their flash new uniforms, don't we look like pros?

Maddy is the official Pisikoa golf mascot