Poor little Hallie Rosebud:(
She is not feeling herself the past few days.
Her last big molar is getting ready to pop through, and so I'm thinking this is what has caused the runny nose and slight cough.
She is sleeping more than normal during the day, but not near as well at night.
We finally got her off the night bottles, which has helped us all get more sleep.
It only took a night or two of her waking up, wanting it, fussing and falling back to sleep.
She now sleeps from about 9 or 10pm until around 6 am. It is so nice.
She has been saying more words lately.
She likes to pretend like she is talking on the phone, and will just jibber jabber. It is the cutest thing ever!
She can say "mama, mommy, daddy, bye, up", and tries to repeat things we tell her to.
She can point to every body part we ask of her, including her chin, elbow, knees, back(tries), eyebrows, and cheeks.
Her favorite food right now is quinoa, blueberries, and shredded non-dairy cheese.
She also is loving nuts (almonds, macademia, and walnuts). I crush them up and she gobbles them right up.
She loves the green Naked(brand) juice sold in stores.
We go on a morning walk almost every morning, and she likes to see the horses.
Joe started his job this week at Century 21 Real Estate, and is loving it!
He is already getting to go look at houses, and even got to be a part of a contract write up on his first day.
I am so happy for him, and I just know he is going to do great things in his line of work.
Jalen is doing good also. He still likes school a lot, and is striving to get all A's this trimester.
We told him if he succeeded in doing so, his reward would be that he gets to miss school for a day and go do anything he wants, within reason.
He recently competed in the Science Olympiads for his school. They came in 2nd place, and will go to Ohau for the state competition on his 13th birthday, March 3rd.
We are still loving life here, and have pretty much decided we do not want to leave.
It is my goal to be here part of the year, and be back in Kansas for part of the year.
We will probably continue to rent out our house on Slater, and keep the 80th street house for us.
My awesome brother Zach, who lives there now, will continue to live there while in Chiropractic school, and that way we have a place to call home when we return to Kansas.
I will be going back to Kansas more often than Joe, since he will be working.
I would like to spend at least a couple weeks, if not a month at a time there.
It is very important to Joe and I that our little family of 4 is happy where we are living, and enjoying life to the fullest. We feel we have that here in Hawaii.
There is so much to see and do and are a lot of "like minded" people here, which is a bonus and feels great!
It is also just as important to us that we keep in close contact with our family back in Kansas, and that our kids are raised around their Grandparents and cousins.
So, in an ideal world, we will be able to have both.