The Little Girl of the Hour... Always gotta have something in her mouth.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Ok so Hala'i actually turned 4 months like a couple weeks ago and will be 5 months next week I really wanted to put write about all the new stuff she is doing lately that is just too cute.
=She is starting to move... Since she has learned to roll over she has also started to learn to move. Mostly backwards or sideways but it can be fun to watch when she is trying to get her hands on something. =
= She has learned to hold her bottle. When she wants it bad enough she will grab it and hold it all by herself. Gotta teach um young...=
Here is to whatever may come next!!
Friday, December 5, 2008
We got to spend Halloween in Kona with my family... Kalei was Tinkerbell and Hala'i was a punpkin. Kalei had fun although she kept it short (thankgoodness) and Hala'i feel asleep before we even finished looking at the candy.
We got to watch uncle Nai'a and uncle John play the last home game of the season and win it in over time. It was an awesome game and I was soooo happy that I could be there to support my brothers. Kalei was excited to watch uncle play football. Now that it is over she is still telling me we have to go to the game.
I got to take the girls to the beach. It was Hala'i's first time and she liked the water. We went to Keiki ponds so it was mellow enough to play. Kalei even made a little friend while we were there. Even this she is still asking to go the beach... I wish!
Kalei got to play with Uncle Nai'a the crazy one... They had fun playing water cause it was a warm day...
Hala'i learned to roll over...
I think she was pretty proud of herself...
Two things are this picture: One I periced her ears cause I was tired of people caller her a boy, and Two she discovered that she can suck her thumb and put herself to sleep. It was pretty cute to watch.
At the end of our trip we made one last stop to to visti my Great Grandma Eva. She loves the babies and I had to take Hala'i to met her. All she kept saying was "oh i love this baby, oh look at this baby, i love this baby..." She is the cutest little lady. We love Grandma!
This is 5 generations one my moms side that were all together... My Great Grandparents: Eva and Ben, my Granpa Ronnie (in the yellow my moms dad), My mommy Laurie (in the green), Me JenJen, and my babies Kaleila'a and Hala'i.... Priceless!
The final leg to our journey was a stop in Cedar to watch Uncle Jared play football. Tuti's(Jared's nickname for Kalei) favorite... Go T-Birds!
After this it was goodbye Grandma and a long drive back up north. It was a wonderful trip home to Hawaii. I was soooo happy to go, sad to have to leave Kaai but happy to spend time with my brothers and sister. Happy that Kalei got to play with her Uncle's and Aunty Ai'a. Proud to support by brothers in there last games. Glad I was able to help out around the house for my hard working parents. Excited to eat local food "shout out to Aiea Hights for the ono plate lunch and shout out to Safeway Kona for making the best Tako Poke". Stoked to go the beach and enjoy the warm weather the right way....
I was sad to say goodbye when it was time to fly but I know Hawaii is alway home... Now it will make the next trip even sweeter. Until June....(sigh)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
We survived the long red eye back to Hawaii.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Hala'i lovest sit up, she will stay on the floor but for only so long, she likes to sit up to see what is going on. She has already gotten pretty good at holding herself up.
Hala'i was making googly faces at her daddy.
Trying to steal the spotlight from her big sis. She is a ham.
Monday, October 13, 2008
OCT. 2, 2008 Oregon State Vs. U of U
I guess I will start last on the 2nd, Kaai and I got to go to check out a Big time college game thanks to a closer family friend Suesi Tuimaunei who is more like family (who plays for Oregon). We got to watch Oregon State play U of U. Holy Cow that was a nail biter that came down to the last 2 seconds litterally. WOW it was aswesome and we were glad that we got to go support Suesi. Even though they lost it was an awesome game. It was fun too cause Audz, Kendall and Ren (Audz little sis) got to come with us. Was nice to have our little Iosepa St. cheering squad.
OCT. 4, 2008 SUU Vs. Youngstown St.
Next in our week came our saturday trip to SUU to watch uncle Jared play. Dang it was freezing and raining the whole time but that what family is for...right. We had fun but it was a bummer cause we had to leave so Kaai could get back for work so we could only buy him McDonalds then bounce for the long drive back. But atleast they won so it made for a good trip. Go T-Birds!
OCT. 10, 2008 Picking Pumpkins
This past weekend we took some time to go and pick some pumpkins from a real pumpkin patch. It was a really cold day so we tried to make it quick and even though Kalei was not feeling to hot that day we made the best of it. Daddy helped her pick a big one for her and then I helped her pick a little one for Hala'i. Then we took a family pic to remember the day.
Daddy helped her pick a big one!
OCT. 11, 2008 Changing Seasons!
The next day we decided to go for a drive before going shopping. We decided to go up to Alta and drive up the canynon. It was beautiful because there was the contrast of the changing leaves against the fresh snow. Yes oh my gosh it started snowing, it is freezing again...blah. So we got to play in the snow.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Yesterday was a beautiful day outside and so we took advantange of the warmth and played outside. Kaai worked on the new playhouse he is building for Kalei and we decided to play water. The water was freezing but it was fun anyway.
Even Hala'i tried her feet in the water, She didn't like!
Our litte "white" hawaiian girl.
Pretty in Pink!I have been dieing to get the girls matchin outfits but I have to wait till Hala'i is a little bigger. So the next best thing was matching colors. I thought they looked so pretty. I even got lucky and got a smile out of Hala'i. Priceless...
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Kealakehe Vs. Waiakea
Varsity did awesome this week, winning 58-12.
Kealakehe's Jordan Ursua (5) speeds down the sideline headed for the end zone while returning a second-quarter punt for a touchdown during the Waveriders' 58-12 win over Waiakea Saturday. Ursua is being pursued by Waiakea's Douglas Vares (35), left, and Kristofffer Daquep (45), center.
SUU vs. N. AZ
Another bummer for SUU this week, they lost 19-14, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. Hard fought game but they are still working out a lot of kinks. However dispite the upset the highlight of the game for me came early in the forth when Jared caught a pass to score SUU's second touchdown. He also got to play a couple plays as QB.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Later tonight Kealakehe plays Waiakea. Little brother John got sick yesterday and will be out for tonights game, which means he must be really sick because this boy never sacrifices a game, cold or growing pain...litterally. But we hope he gets better and he should be back next week.
Uncle Nai'i should be playing QB this game and hopefully the team has less mistakes this week and came pull off a big win!
On a side note, my mom called to telll me about this article that the Hilo paper wrote on Nai'a and the game he had last week. It is amazing to me because the Hilo paper always writes great articles about Kona teams, or the players where the Kona paper sucks and never writes anything worth reading. So this is the article and shout out to the Hilo paper for a good article. But no forget one man can't win the games and Nai'a is only as good as his line. So big ups to the whole Waverider 08 team. Good luck this week gang!
Ursua powers Kealakehe's attack
By Kevin Jakahi
Tribune-Herald Sports Writer
Published: Friday, September 19, 2008 12:19 PM HST
The Kealakehe High School football team has a dangerous weapon in Jordan Ursua, whose speed makes him a touchdown threat every time he touches the ball. He's the biggest reason a fifth straight league title is within reach for the Waveriders.
Last season as a receiver, Ursua had over 1,000 receiving yards. He made his Big Island Interscholastic Federation debut at quarterback in Kealakehe's 27-23 win over Hilo on Saturday. What makes him so valuable as a receiver or slotback is his yards after the catch. Plus at slotback, he's a matchup nightmare and draws a double team, which opens up single coverage for someone else and helps the running game.
Despite being hunted by the Vikings' defense, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior had a pretty solid game at quarterback. He rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. Ursua completed 11 of 19 passes for 133 yards, but he tossed two interceptions. The primary function of a quarterback is to manage the game, having the mind-set much like a point guard in basketball. Scoring touchdowns is good, so is moving the chains and minimizing mistakes. Turning over the ball is not good, especially when it is converted into scores for the other team.
Against Hilo, the Waveriders had five turnovers, losing the turnover battle to the Vikings, who had one turnover. One interception led to a Tai Izawa field goal; One fumble led to another field goal. Kealakehe will host Waiakea on Saturday and see a different type of defense. There's now game tape on Ursua at quarterback, and it will be dissected by the Warriors' coaching staff.
Waiakea will immediately notice a few things:
* Ursua's speed. Numerous times he was bottled up in the backfield, but he raced to the edge, turned a corner, and outran a pack of wolves for a positive gain.
* Ursua's shiftiness: When he wasn't flushed outside, he ran through the teeth of the defense, displaying rabbit-like lateral movement as if he were slalom skiing downhill.
* Ursua's play-action run or pass. He got most of his yards on draws. He'd take the snap from shotgun, wait a second as if he were scanning the field for a pass, then bolt through a hole. That set up his pass. He'd get the snap, head forward, which made the secondary think run, pull back and fire the ball.
* Hilo's rush lanes. Too often the Vikings rushed right at Ursua -- instead of at his outside shoulder -- which allowed him to sidestep trouble and skate to the outside and down the sideline.
The front seven also got bumped off their gaps when Ursua galloped down the middle. That's when he turned a sack or a loss into a gain. The defense threw five on the line and brought eight in the box, but all Ursua needs is one small hole.
"He's very elusive and he has good speed," Kealakehe coach Gary Clark said. "Because he has game experience, he makes good decisions. Our last drive was a great example. We mixed up passes and runs and his leadership shone through."
Down 23-21 to Hilo with five minutes left, Kealakehe started its 11-play scoring drive from its 20-yard line. Whenever there was a key moment, Ursua made a play and kept the comeback alive.
On third-and-9 from the 22-yard line, Ursua ran for a first down. He attempted and completed one pass on the scoring run, an 18-yard strike that moved the ball past midfield.
The 'Riders drew 14 penalties during the game. They got a yellow flag for delay of game in the red zone (20 yards and in), where the toughest yards are found.
That was nothing more than a molehill. On third-and-6 from the 9-yard line, Ursua ran for 8 yards, when both sidelines knew he was running. The next play, he scored on a 1-yard sneak behind center with 1:11 remaining.
Despite 14 penalties for over 100 yards and five turnovers, the Waveriders still won. Their defense played like an aggravated bear, compiling nine tackles for losses. Their special teams had pitbull coverage, especially on the kickoffs.
The Vikings, in order, started from their 20, 20, 44, and 20 on kickoffs. Charles Clay returned a kickoff 39 yards in the third quarter to give Hilo great field position, but the offense couldn't capitalize.
Afa Tualaulelei had a huge stop on Hilo's last drive. On the second play, he blasted through the line and dropped the tailback for a five-yard loss that pushed the ball back to Hilo's 11, an impact-making moment because the Vikings eventually had a Hail Mary shot from their 40-yard line.
The pass was incomplete. The game was over. Kealakehe walked off with a win, thanks to Ursua's running
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Ok fast forward till one week ago, I had put the song "I am singing" on my phone and was playing it as I was cooking when Kaai heard it. I was surprised when he got excited to hear it and said that he had been looking for that song forever. I looked at him strange simply because most people have never even heard that song unless u are a major Stevie fan. So anyway he jumped on the computer so he could listen to it more. So I had to ask how it was that he know MY SONG :)! He told me that when he would stay at his aunty's house, she would play this song all the time. And when she would leave his brother and him would turn it on and blast it.
I had to laugh because this is not the first time this has happened with music that we both love. I think it is jsut another reason we are ment to be.
**So now u have that u have listened to it on our playlist, u have introduced to the wonder that is Stevie, cause he da bomb!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Next came our hawaii boys. Both Nai'a and John play for Kealakehe Waveriders. John (Kalanikoki) plays JV wide reciever. According to mom Kalanikoki scored one touchdown and helped with the extra point. JV won Hilo 38-6.
Now Vars was a whole nother game. According to mom this game was totally fustrating, cause Hilo refs suck big time. Talk about JUICE! Bad calls from the refs and silly mistakes from Kealakehe made it difficult to play as well as they should have. Although the highlight for me is that Kanai'a stepped up and played quarterback. For weeks now everytime mom and me talk the conversation goes to Nai'a and the team. She has been trying to figure out why he hasn't wanted to play QB to help the team. The kid they had is a joke, he is a sophmore who only played pop warner, can u say BUBBLE GUM! Anyway the coaches were trying to give this kid the opportunity to play QB because well who knows, I guess they thought they had nothing else. Kanai'a on the other hand was kinda taking a backseat and playing reciever, even though he has 2 years expericence playing QB, but he wanted to catch not throw. But there was nothing to catch as he discovered in there first couple perseason games cause this other kid can throw but not with accuracy or with the power needed for varsity. So this week by some miracal Nai'a took the lead for his team and played with composure, which is what they needed when the refs call crap and things don't go your way when u need it to. I am so happy to know that he was a leader out on the field when his team needed him.
This is pieces from the Hawaii Tribune-Herald written about the game.
"Kealakehe (1-0) was sparked by running quarterback Jordan Ursua and Justin DeSilva, who gained 97 yards on 19 carries. Ursua ran for 128 yards, most on draw plays, on 19 attempts. He went 11 of 19 for 133 yards and two interceptions.
Last season, Ursua racked up about 1,300 receiving yards, but against Hilo he started at quarterback for the first time. He may not be the quarterback next week because the team is trying to develop sophomore Dominick Trevino, who threw one incompletion."
"Ursua is quick, shifty and we want to get him the ball in the open," Clark said. "We need his game experience and his leadership for a young offensive team. We want to bring our young quarterback Dominick Trevino along slowly. The key is getting the chains moving and Ursua does a good job at that."
"We wanted to get the ball rolling, get the team's confidence up and get a win under our belts. Ursua may not be at quarterback next week. It's a game-time decision. But we need him in the game because he does so many things."
Growing up in my family we my mom has always encouraged all of us to stay involved in something, but my brothers it has always been sports. And no matter what we as a family have gone to everything from soccor games, football, baseball, and even track. I don't know how much it means to them, but I loved watching them play, win or lose. And now being so far away I miss being there to support them in what they do. I can say that I am extremely proud of each of them for how hard they work. Keep it up guys!