February is always a busy month for us.
First off – Happy Valentines Day to you and that special someone in your life (even if you are single – love yourself, you are SPECIAL too!) Also, Happy Birthday to my Beautiful wife Rachel 💚💕💚💕💚
At the end of January the boys participated in a dedication ceremony at our church. This is similar to a Baptism but does not involve christening the child in water. A baby dedication is a ceremony in which Christian parents dedicate their infant to God and make a promise to raise their child in a godly way. It is a commitment to the Lord to surrender their child to the will of God.
Our little Grown ups!
We celebrated Rachel’s birthday with a quick trip to Seattle. 🎂🎂🎂. It was a nice break to get away for the weekend – just the two of us. We met up with Justin & Libby (another family with triplets) a ton of laughs and great conversation was had by all! Thank you guys for celebrating Rachel’s birthday with us!!!
A HUGE thank you to Grandma Anne, Auntie Elva, Auntie Marilyn, Cousin Krysta, brother Avery and Cece for helping to watch the boys while we were out of town. 🙏🙏🙏
The Pink Door – Seattle.
Rachel – Pike’s Place
Riding in style
Taking the Water taxi to brunch
The view across Puget sound
Brunch at Salty’s!
The Seattle Great Wheel
The boys were pretty happy to see us when we got home. I took Monday off to give Grandma a break and celebrate Rachel’s actual birthday together as a family. We went out to Sushi for dinner and I baked some birthday Brownies for Rachel.
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Since returning from Seattle it had been raining pretty hard, but on Sunday it was too nice to stay inside. After church we headed out of town not knowing our final destination. The idea of having lunch at Shanghai Dumpling King in the Outer Richmond District of San Francisco came to mind along with a possible stop at the SF Zoo or some random playground nearby. Okay, so now we had a plan! However after arriving we quickly realized – Shanghai Dumpling King had CLOSED!!! 😢😳😢😳😢😳 SO SAD!!! It was replaced by a restaurant named Bao Bao noodles – NOPE! It’s just not the same. We walked down the street and had lunch at a place called Little Henry’s Italian Food. It was decent, but I’m not sure if I would go back.
After lunch we headed off towards the house – it was almost 1pm and we were quickly approaching our usual 230pm nap-time. Before I could even turn on to 19th Ave. I heard a little voice coming from the back seat saying – “Dad, I thought we were going to go some place fun?” Guess who – Yes, it was Makani boy – he melts my heart! 💚💕💚💕💚 I find it difficult at times to say no to him! So off to the park we went… 🤣🤣🤣
We ended up going to the Koret Playground and Carousel in San Francisco. We saw some SFPD officers having lunch by the park carousel, so I took the boys over to say hi and get a closer look at their motorcycles. The officers were SO friendly! They gave the boys Junior SFPD sticker badges and offered to let them climb up on their bikes and operate the lights & siren (see the photo opp below). Needless to say – this was the highlight of their week!!! Don’t miss visiting this playground located in Golden Gate Park if you are in San Francisco. They really have something for everyone!
Until next time – Mahalo ke Akua!!!
Keoni riding the wave – Shaka!!!