Wednesday, February 24

Another Day Off School

I got a call from the school nurse yesterday asking me to pick Maddy up early from school since he was sick in his classroom and had a slight temperature.

By the time I got there he was feeling better but school policy is if a child vomits at school they have to be withheld for at least 24 hours for observation.

Of course Maddy is feeling a lot better now that he has his feet up on the couch, watching TV and playing on the computer! It's a good thing Mommy is not working today so she can look after our 'sick' boy. I wonder if he will be too sick to go for bowling practice after work? Hmm we'll see :)

Monday, February 22

The Return of Normalcy

I don't want to jinx ourselves by declaring that the worst of winter is behind us but it seems like the worst of winter is behind us.

It was pretty dramatic watching the drama of 2 consecutive snowstorms unfold on the TV from the comfort of my couch - car accidents on the roadways, power outages from downed power lines, grocery stores running out of food and people grumbling about how much the snow was inconveniencing them.

I don't know what all the fuss was about, at least we didn't have to go to work for a week and if we didn't run out of munchies midweek it would've been a perfect week.

Now that the roads are clear of snow and the temperatures are steadily rising, life is returning to normal. Yes, we can actually buy bread, milk and water at the local Safeway again. Maddy is back at school, Rach and I are back at work, Maddy's got his basketball and Rach and I have our bowling games to look forward to.

Speaking of games, Maddy had a breakout game this weekend. My little superstar scored his first basket ever and ended up with a stuffed stat line of 4 pts on 2-5 shooting, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. I don't know what happened, he just decided to go for his own shot after he got the offensive rebound instead of passing it out like he normally does. I normally advocate good teamwork and passing the ball but just this once I was glad to see him go for his own shot.

I asked him after the game if he played well because he had an awesome dad who taught him the basics but he said no, it was just him.
We had a fun night at Fati & Vai's place over the weekend where we had a nice dinner followed by a little friendly poker game. Maddy spent the night there to go to church the next morning but slept in and missed church altogether. If only it was that easy to skip church when I was his age!

Friday, February 19

Micah and his new wagon

Thanks for the pictures Sachi :) and glad he likes his Wagon :)

Friday, February 5

Happy Birthday Cousin Micah :)

Hip Hip Hooray, can't believe you're TWO today :)
Hope you have a habby habby birthday and eat lots of cake and goodies too
and I hope the PO finds your home address second time round lol.

Much Love Always Uncle Matt, Aunty Rachel & Cousin Maddy xox

PS Happy Anniversary Aunty Sachi & Uncle Mark :)

Wednesday, February 3

Good Luck Aunty Lagi!

My sister Lagi is due to have her first baby this weekend. We are all excited for her and Tolly.

Good luck guys!

We'll be eagerly awaiting news of the new arrival and newest addition to the family.

Tolly, we'll be expecting pics bro!

Much alofas from the Washington DC Branch :)

Tuesday, February 2

Happy Birthday Mommy!

Mommy started her birthday event early with a Skype session with her family in NZ that lasted throughout the wee hours of the morning. The joy of that reconnection lasted throughout the day in the form of a smile that wouldn't go away. Daddy arrived home after work with a bunch of flowers and we ended the evening with a birthday dinner at the Silver Diner where we ate too much! Now we're all settling in to watch the first episode of the final season of Lost, a perfect way to end a very nice day. Happy birthday Mommy!

Maddy enjoying Mommy's birthday

All smiles

Mom's choice of cake: cheesecake of course!

Happy birthday Mommy!

Monday, February 1

The day after the snow storm

Yay time to play in the snow

Tried to make a snowman but the snow was too soft and fluffy

A neighbors hot water tank bursts

Firemen to the rescue