Sunday, February 25, 2007


Here are the three Summerill sweeties! The other day when I was making dinner, mark told me to see what the boys were up to. I glanced into the living room and found Henry and George entertaining Theodore...with out me prodding them to do it. Theodore was mesmerized by Henry's playing actions. I might be a little partial, but I think these three boys are the cutest Summerill boys in Hawaii!

Theodore's First Haircut

On Thursday I gave Theodore his first haircut. I couldn't let the shagginess go on any long. He had some crazy wispy hair that hung over his hears and a mud flap in the back. I trimmed up the mudflap and evened out the sides and top. He sat pretty still, and there was no crying involved, so I flet it was a success.

Monday, February 19, 2007

A Family Outing

I think that it is about time that we sight see the island that we live on. We have resided on Oahu for 1 3/4 years; yet, we are suprisingly unaware of the many sights to see. Yesterday we decided to drive to the opposite end of the island and enjoy the scenery at the Makapu Light House. Mark woke the boys up early this morning while I went for my morning jog. Together, the boys and Mark packed lunches and readied the van for our President's Day outing. It took us a little over an hour to drive to the Makapu Light House trail. Makapu Light House is located on the south tip of the island. Visitors park their cars at the base of a large hill and then hike a little over a mile to the lookout above the light house. And although we didn't see any whales today, we could see another island off in the distance. I have heard that on a clear day in winter large groups of whales can be seen from the light house lookout.

Theodore and Henry rode in the double jogger while George trotted along beside. George was a trooper and didn't complain at all about the steep climb. In some areas, it took both me and Mark to push the double jogger up the hill to the light house. The view was excellent and we would love to show you it...provided you come out to Hawaii and visit us!!!

When we arrived at the light house it was apparent that there were no accessible public restrooms; thus, the long stream of urine next to our van (I had to squat and hide my bare bottom with the door of my van)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

I can't believe it has been 4 months!!!

On the 13th of this month, Theodore turned 4 months old. It seems as if no time at all has passed since we brought home our little 8 pound bundle. Already Theodore is tipping the scales at a hair under 16 pounds. With his bright eyes and chubby cheeked smile, Theodore is such a loveable baby. He is so mellow and calm that I am only used to him crying when he wants to eat. He loves to coo and interact with his family. Here are a few pictures I took of him this month...see how he is growing!
My and my two youngest boys. George missed out on the photo opportunity because he was at school.
Does he look like his daddy or his mommy?

How can you resist that grown-up comb over and those chubby cheeks...maybe he looks more like his grandpa than we originally thought.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

On this day of lovely kisses and hugs, I wanted to send a internet shout out to all of you, my friends and family! I feel so blessed to have you all in my life. I just wanted to share a quick glimpse of what our family Valentine's day included.
In the attempt to be a better mom and homemaker, I scrambled around yesterday hanging hearts from the ceiling and blowing up valentine balloons, while making chocolate chip cookies for George's class...and resisting the insatiable urge to devour every last morsel! (I am on a no-sugar quest right now) Today, the actual day of love celebration, I took one step past my decor and George's school treats. I created a little heart scavenger hunt for George and Henry to test their reading skills and then prepared a"healthy heart" breakfast. Since Mark has school this evening, we are going out to lunch at a cozy resturant on the north shore called Papa Ole's. I hope your Valentine's day is enjoyably festive and full of hugs and kisses!
Here is my recipe for my healthy heart pancakes:
3 egg whites beaten until stiff
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of oats (ground into a course flour)
3/4 tsp salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups skim milk
3 tbl. unsweetened applesauce
Directions: Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry, and set aside. Sift together flour, oats, salt and baking powder. Stir in milk and applesauce until evenly blended and then fold in the egg whites. Cook over medium high heat and use non-stick cooking spray. You can easily form your batter to look like hearts :)
The hanging hearts were a big hit with Henry and George.

At the end of the scavenger/treasure hunt, the boys found conversation hearts and a new pair of underwear, but lucky Mark was fortunate to find conversation hearts and "sex appeal in a bottle" know you can never get too much of that. At this point in the blog, I would like to send a shout out to Walmart for providing the citizens of the United States with endless cures for all their needs i.e. "sex appeal in a bottle"

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Dada da da its George SUPER-CITIZEN

On Friday our little George was awarded the Super Citizen Achievement for his kindergarten class. Each month a couple students from each class are given this special honor to recognize ways they have contributed to the class. George recieved this award for helping in the classroom and for excelling in his studies. We attended a school wide assembly to honor the Super Citizens. Each nominee was given a certificate and treats from the school. To celebrate George's achievements, we brought George candy leis, a granola bar lei and an orchid lei. Friday evening we had a celebration dinner with George's favorite foods: pizza (from Pizza wasn't that good), chips, and soda. We ended the evening with a movie, to which George invited two friends over.
We are so proud of George. It is so hard to believe that our little George is growing up so fast.
Here I am with George wearing my Valentine Red! (inspired by my sister Nikki...look at my shoes!!!)
Here is Mark, George and some crazed lady in the background...

Here is George with a few of his classmates. Apparently the little boy in the bottom right hand corner is not as pleased with the assembly as George was.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

5 Random Things...

Ok, I recently read my sister Leslie's blog and she posted 5 random things about herself, which were very enlightening. Then at the end of her 5 random things, she "tagged" 5 people to also create a 5 random things she tagged me and here is my entry. I thought it would be fun and a break from the everyday random blogs.

1. I have a terrible Kink in my intestinal track so when I dont eat "well" I get a little stopped up...well not just a little, but sometimes days of agony! Thus, I have to eat at least 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. It is not that I like to eat healthy, but I am kind of forced too. In addition to my fruits and veggies, I can (95 percent of the time) only eat whole wheat pasta and breads and high fiber cereals (a minimum of 6 grams of fiber per serving).

2. I almost always (99 percent of the time) go without wearing deoderant because I almost never develop that BO smell. I used to wear deoderant when I was in high school because all the other girls used it and I am sometimes a follower. But when I went to college and I had to start paying for my own, I decided enough was enough. I have not purchased deoderant in 10 years! But this last Christmas, my mom and great group of friends from Pleasant Grove gave me some Secret Deoderant...I wonder if that was a hint.

3. One of my favorite things to do is play "quadriplegic" on my sweet husband Mark. The rules of the game are easy. At any given moment of the any given place, I can simply yell out quadriplegic and then go limp. He is supposed to catch me...but most of the time he just isn't very good at the game. Maybe he just needs more practice?!?

4. One of my Life's ambitions has been to attend Law School. At one point I had a glimpse of going to BYU-Law, but I opted out because of the lack of time I have since I have had children. When Mark starts bringing in the high rolling paycheck, he can work from home and I will return to school!

5. When I was at BYU I took a young adult lit class and I loved it. During that time I wrote short stories weekly and I even had a couple published in a little scholarly journal, but nothing serious. My teacher encouraged each one of us to write. Since that time I have attempted to write a YA novel 3 or 4 times, eventually abandoning the text when the story lost flavor. It is my goal this year to complete one novel...just for my own sanity...not to be published, but to tick off on my goals for life list!

Ok, there is my random 5 pieces of info about myself. The 5 people that I would like to "tag" to create a 5 things list are: Weaver family, Wartena family, McMullin family, Jesse Bahr, Heather Summerill, Marcie Kolb, Amy Allen, Cousin Crystal and anyone else who reads this blog. Ok, I know that is more than 5 but it will be fun!