Friday, February 25, 2011

Positives out of the Negatives

When Hyrum was 2 months old I went back to work full time.  

I was a little apprehensive on working 40/hrs a week but it wasn't as bad as I imagined since it was only a 5 min walk from our house.

I saw Hyrum during my lunch breaks and when Mav had a class he brings him over to my workplace.

We only needed babysitters for 2-3 hours a day. But besides dat, Maverick was for the majority of the time.

My positive in this whole visa dilemma that we are in right now is that I get to spend all day everyday with my little monkey.

It is a very very tiring "job" to be a full-time mother but it is by far THE BEST job that I have ever had and probably ever will.

I mean who wouldn't want to play, laugh, wrestle, run, catch and tickle all day? Then get paid with giggles, cuddles and kisses. Pure bliss!

Although we do get bored staying indoors, sooo with my limited independence (yes! I am a 25 yr old mother who is terrified of driving. Kinda embarrasing) we go on mini adventures wherever my feet and his 3 wheels (stroller) can take us.

Our favourites are our local park (Normanton), Glenfield mall and Glenfield library.

I've been try and change it up once in a while. We even went on a bus ride to Takapuna the other day (Hyrum LOVED watching the cars go by and pointing to different things that he sees). This was quite a challenge coz of the narrow, stroller unfriendly aisles.

If we can't (or I'm just lazy) go on an adventure, we play catch, blow bubbles, wrestle, play tag, swim in his little pool, watch Hi5 and Yo Gabba Gabba, race cars and run around the house. It can get pretty intense.

I love seeing his developments that seem to rapidly increase each and every day.

He can say a lot of words now like bawoon(balloon), babll(bubble), bud(bird), appll(apple), tat (cat), doogy(doggie), dieger(tigger), buk(book), bed(bred), ffshh(fish), na nigh(night night), babye(bye bye), daty(dirty), nat dat(not that), aysh(eye), ta(star), oon(moon), tar(car) hi, duck, no, this, wow, up, mommy, daddy and really mean it (or sometimes just to copy).

He can also sign milk, more, water (or any kinda drink the he sees in front of him) and all gone.

Definetly not my little baby anymore. He is very much a hyperactive toddler who is very independent, opinionated and dramatic and he is not afraid to show it if he doesn't get his way.

But, he is also a sweet, loving mama's boy who LOVES to cuddle.

I don't mean to gloat but I'm doing it for my own record.

On a different note. My visa application is moving along. Not as fast as we want it to be but at least it's getting there. 

There is still hope for us to be back in Hawaii in time for Mavs April 9th graduation and I am still fasting and praying that our wish will come true.

There are days when everything is fine and dandy but there are also days when I just want to curl up and cry. 

Although I have yet to do the latter, I do get a little emotional when I get asked about 'the situation'.

Good thing I have a little person to confide in. 

He's a VERY good listener, and he doesn't answer back with advices and own personal stories. He JUST listens. 

Unless he decides to walk away and play with a toy instead.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Dear Daddy,


We miss you lots and lots.

For Balemtimes dey we went to Browns Bay Beach with lolo and lola.

I was a scaredy tat at first (I forgotten how much I used to love the beach)

But I eventually got used to it.

I had a lot of fun!

Mommy wanted to bury me under the sand so that she can have a picture 
that would say "Hyrum heart U".

But I didnt want one.

So we're both in the picture. 

I still LOVE you lots tho!

Your little monkey,

My Valentine

Here's to my Eternal Valentine.

Warning: Very cheesy. But isn't Valentines suppose to be cheesy?

Hope you had a great Valentines Day with you loved ones!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

One HOT Sunday

Dear Daddy,

It has been SSSSSOOOOOOO HOT lately!!!

So mommy and I went swimming in the backporch.


Love, Hyrum

Sunday, February 6, 2011

One Month

Dear Daddy,

Its been a MONTH since you left New Zealand.

We are both doing really well.


Mommy has been taking good care of me.

I like to walk around everywhere now and make her chase after me.

She lets me help out with groceries...
I don't really help, I just lie to drag the bags around.

Don't worry daddy!

She's feeding me well. 
My favorite snack is a WHOLE cucumber!

I carry it around and take big bites until its all gone! YUMMY!

But I still like to be messy when its meal time.

I can chew really good now too!

Its coz I have 16 CHOMPERS!!!

That's 8 at the top and 8 at the bottom.

Aren't you impressed!

OHH! and wanna know something really exciting?


Pretty cool huh? He's kind of a big deal everywhere.

Anyways, hope you enjoy your day!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Im ONE!"

Dear Daddy,

I turned ONE last week!

On my actual birthday I got a yummy pancake for breakfast.

Then mommy, lola (grandma) and tito (uncle) took me out to Chipmunks Playland



and SLID down the big boy slide all by myself...


Then we went to Paint the Earth where mommy put red and blue gooey stuff 
on my hand and feet.

and painted this ceramic tile for me.

This is how they turned out after five days.
That's my painting on the back of the tile.

On Saturday, January 29 I had a fun birthday party

I know you weren't there but mommy put up a lot of photos of you so that it would seem like you were

SEE my photo are all over there

There was a lot of yummy yummy food

and a bouncy castle too

 But my favourite part has GOT to be the cake.
Mommy made it especially for me!

I had a hard time blowing it!
I think coz mommy put way too much candles on it.

I had fun eating it!

But dont worry. I shared some with mommy.

When I got changed they took the bubble machine out.
It was soooooo pretty!

and everyone was screaming 'BUBBLES' so I said 'BUH BUH BUH BLLL'!

I really wish that you could've been there but its okay.

I know you're going to make it up on my NEXT birthday...heeheeheee!

I love you lots and lots,