To my sons – Kaleo Samuel, Makani James & Keoni Schooler:
Happy 4th Birthday!!!
Here we go, another successful trip around the sun is in the books! Kaleo, Makani & Keoni I can’t believe how great your memories are. You still recall things from our first trip to Hawaii (when you were only 2 years old)! The three of you are growing in every way imaginable. Big things are in store for you – I have a feeling that three of you will achieve GREATNESS in your life!
Kaleo, you are quite the fashionista! If anything you are approaching DIVA status!!! (lol) You have a stick to it attitude – when you set your mind to something, you don’t put it down until you have mastered it. There’s still a sweet, caring, soft side to you that is mixed in with a whole lot of ATTITUDE! I firmly believe that in your mind, you think that you are an only child! We can always count on you to take a car nap (even when we don’t want you to!) Kaleo, sometimes you can be so stubborn! If you could channel this stubbornness into a career I am positive you would be very successful. Here is a funny thing that you have been doing recently – whenever you sit on my lap and you feel a fart coming on, you climb down and walk over to the other side of the room because you don’t want to fart on me! AND you tell everybody that is what you are doing too! 😀 You will make some girl a great husband some day! 🙂
You are still your Daddy’s boy & that is ok, I love it. You love trains, planes, police cars, fire trucks, boats and pretty much everything that is transportation related. I find it fascinating that your brothers will defer to you (especially when it comes to your spot on my lap). Anytime there’s a ‘New toy‘ they know you will set your sights on it and want to play with it first. You are such a good boy and our ‘rule follower‘. I love how you are always willing to try new foods (vegetables) and I know you would probably be a vegetarian if Bacon & SPAM were on the list. You are usually the first to rise and I still enjoy our morning time together before the rest of the house wakes up. Keep being you – Makani Boy!
My little Big Boy! You are at least 2 inches taller than both of your brothers and such a handsome young man. You are still a Mama’s boy & you love your Daddy almost as much. Makani always says that he loves both ‘Mommy & Daddy’ – but you, not so much. You are our little ‘All or Nothing boy’. You either love Mommy OR Daddy, rarely is it both of us at the same time! You are so helpful when you want to be. I love how you put away toys or pick up clothes even when we don’t ask you to. You are such a happy go lucky little dude. You are so shy, you remind of myself when I was a boy. I guess the apple didn’t fall far from this tree. Nevertheless – I see a lot of myself in you. I am hoping that is a good thing, maybe that’s why your mom loves you SO much, LOL! 😀
I am Pomaika’i (grateful & blessed in Hawaiian) to share my life with you and to see the three of you change on a daily basis. I don’t have much to give you, but I will always give you 100% of my love! I never thought I would have a son, not to mention three. Thank you for blessing me and my life…
Mahalo ke Akua! (Thank you God!)
With all my Love – Happy Fourth Birthday Kaleo, Makani & Keoni!