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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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Uncle Kevin and Paul "Little E" Stanley.

Another fantastic Halloween in the books. What has become a family tradition, we headed down to Kailua to trick or treat with the family and Ensen gave fellow ghouls and goblins his best KISS (Paul Stanley) impersonation. Kelly sewed his costume and the little guy even let her paint his face. Doesn’t he look like a true rocker? He got a lot of nice comments from passersby and from the family. Now the big question is, what should he be next year? Before you answer that, here’s a few more photos to recap the night.





The hunt is on for candy…


Uncle Glen and Aunty Kim join Ensen on the trail…


Bag is filling up fast with lots of candy…


About half way around the block, Ensen started going up to the houses himself, saying “trick or treat” and collected candy himself. Priceless!


Battling the big kids for position…


A successful trip around the block and we’re spent…


Having fun with the Canon EOS Rebel T1i. Still figuring out how to use this thing…



Here’s a couple of Ensen’s friends…Kyle and Tara…


And one last crazy photo before we close.



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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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Kelly, Ensen, and Kailua Grandpa pose before we head out to get some candy.

So does the headline of this blog post live up to the hype we have cast upon our son as the cutest little UPS delivery guy in Honolulu (possibly Hawaii)? Kelly and I think so. 🙂 So the next time you’re asked “what can brown do for you?”, just remember it might be this little guy making the delivery.

Kam family had a great Halloween last night in Kailua with family and friends. Thought it was a little damp, Kailua Grandpa lives in one spirited neighborhood where everyone (and I mean everyone) gets in to the Halloween spirt with haunted houses, decorated yards and driveways, and so much more.

"Mom look at that! What is that? That looks pretty cool! Can I have one?"

It was also the first time trick or treating for Ensen which was extra special. He walked door-to-door asking for candy, pointing at a lot of weird stuff he’s never seen before like zombies, and overall had a great time getting a lot of attention for his UPS costume (which Kelly made by sewing a logo on to a brown shirt and borrowing the visor from a friend). Here’s a few more photos to recap the night.

Mommy and Ensen. Look at that kid's face! So sweet!

From left: Uncle Kevin and a UPS delivery guy after a long shift. Don’t worry, that bottle was empty and just a prop! We also ran into an Aloha Maid can of juice. This costume was homemade and really cool.

Our friends Amy and Jon dropped by with their son Kyle.

From left: Mommy helping Ensen make his deliveries around the neighborhood. Kim and Glen look pretty damn scary.

Say cheese!

Cruising the neighborhood and checking out all the Halloween decorations.