Posts Tagged ‘fireworks’

Fourth of July weekend started off with a bang in Kailua as usual. My brother-in-law Kevin can always be counted on to entertain us with his amazing stash of fireworks and his “little apprentice” Ensen was having a ball playing with morning glories and pop-pops. It’s clear he aspires to be like his uncle and already likes playing with fire at the tender age of 3.1 years old. Wonderful!

The following day, we headed back down to the windward side to have some fun. We ended up doing some backyard fishing at my in-law’s house and Ensen again had a blast catching talapia with Uncle Kevin out of a river that runs behind the house.

As we looked on, Ensen wasn’t the only one that wanted to prove he could catch fish with ease.

Out of nowhere, this herring swooped in and started to do some fishing of his own. I got lucky and was able to catch him in action as he plucked out his sushi dinner. In case you’re wondering, the bird downs the entire fish at once and probably had 4-5 fish that evening. NOM!

And as the sun started to set on another beautiful day in paradise, we happened to spot a rat dwelling in a hollowed out papaya. So of course I had to pull out my camera and take a shot. Isn’t he/she cute? Yuck!

I love three day weekends! Hope your Fourth of July was a memorable one too!

[Photo taken by me with my stock Canon EOS Rebel T1i and a Tamron 18-200mm XR DiII lens.]


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I’m still recovering from our New Year’s celebration in Kailua, but managed to put together this 9 minute video to recap the 12 hour get-together. “What no alcohol?” you ask. Oh no, there was plenty of that, but I figure I’d spare you the drunken parts of the night. 😉 Here goes nothing. Hope you enjoy it.


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It’s hard to believe 2009 is here! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Time sure flies when you’re having fun. It’s been another great year for the Kam family filled with many memories along the way thanks in large part to the joy of our life – Ensen!

We also kept up tradition last night by ringing in the New Year in Kailua at Kelly’s parent’s house with plenty of family, friends, food, fireworks, fun, and (f)rain (though I’d try to keep the “f” thing going). What a blast to say the least and stay tuned for a video post here later this week of all the excitement. But for now, here’s a couple photos and a video to remember the night…small kine!

Ensen meet Morning Glory sparkler. Morning Glory sparkler meet Ensen. It was love at first pop. 🙂




Cori, Kelly, Ensen, and Emmi.


Uncle Kevin (Kelly’s brother) and his fiance Sherrie with Ensen. Yes, you read that correctly…FIANCE…they recently got engaged. CONGRATULATIONS!


Kelly’s cousin John and his wife Mary with Ensen.


Kailua Grandpa (Dave) and Ensen.


We had a lot of great food for New Year’s Eve, but this full roast pork was the star! So ono and the crispy skin was delicious.


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