August 29, 2008

Slone's 14th Birthday Party

Slone's birthday party was a skate park marathon, with an ice cream stop at the Williams' house. I can't believe how fast he's growing up.

Where's Maiki?

Where is Maiki?


Maiki's new favorite toys are the couch cushions. She LOVES to hide behind them, open and close the zippers, and build a fort around herself.

August 16, 2008

Favorite Reunion Pics

Derek, Paul, Chris; Beth, grandpa, Dave, & Annie w/Maiki

Chris, Maiki, & Annie

Maiki & Great Grandpa Kaz

Reunion Group Pictures

My grandpa and his siblings (nissei, 2nd generation)

My dad's siblings and cousins
(sansei, 3rd generation)

Me, my sister Boo (Ryan's missing because he's stationed in GA), & my 2nd cousins once removed
(yonsei, 4th generation)

The entire Miyagishima family (minus Ryan and his four boys)

August 15, 2008

Learning Colors

We were hanging out w/my mom and brother (Josh) yesterday; grandma bought Maiki a bag of nummy mints. I had no idea that Maiki knew colors. All of a sudden she's asking Josh for the PINK one!She knew all three colors: pink, yellow, and green. She's getting so smart!

August 9, 2008

Maiki's 21st Month

We spent most of this month in the water, shopping, and hanging out at our family reunion. Maiki's new favorite toy is the gigantic box she's pictured in (she climbs all over it, hides things in it, and pretends like it's a trampoline). Her favorite thing to do is steal mom's flip flops and wear them around the house. We are anticipating another screaming fit because we need to start getting rid of the binky. (Mom goes back to work on August 18th, and daycare starts August 27th.)
Maiki's new pool ($11 at Shopko)

Getting clean in mom and dad's tub
Enjoying her new toy

Napping after demolishing a cookie
Hanging w/cousins in Park City
Hide-n-seek w/Aunt Beth
The Miya family
Riding a gondola for the 1st time

Playing while taking the bubble class at the Discovery Gateway (Unfortunately, Maiki is better at licking the stick than blowing bubbles.)

August 5, 2008

The Screaming Has Finally Ended

About a month ago we went to the Discovery Gateway with Sarah and Annabelle. Maiki had a great time, but it was really crowded and there were a lot of screamers. After that Maiki mimicked the screaming, and our lives started to become a nightmare. I was wondering if this was the beginning of the "terrible twos," and if it was going to last an entire year.

Luckily, it was frustration. Maiki wanted to talk, but couldn't get the words out. This last week she has been talking up a storm. . . and most importantly, the screaming has stopped. =)

Forgotten post:
Maiki's 1st sentence was, "All done, dad!" (She said this a couple of months ago.)

August 4, 2008

Baby T is Here!

Some of our best friends, Beth and Ryan Thomas just had their first baby!
James Dylan Thomas was born on August 2, 2008

7 lbs. 2 oz., 20.5 in.

Alpine Slide

Beth & Derek (yep, Beth's long time boyfriend. . . he's real)

Every 3 years the Miyagishima family has a rotating family reunion. This year it was my turn to be in charge of the reunion, and we voted to get together in Park City.

Maiki is such a little daredevil. She absolutely loved going down the Alpine Slide.
*Our reunion is a three day event, so there will be a lot more pictures to come.