The Maddock Ohana

The Maddock Ohana

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Saturday Night..

Dean and I couldn't decide what to do Saturday night.. should we go out alone? Where?? I really wanted a good steak... so, we could go to Honolulu to go out... no - too far! Should we go to a movie? No, nothing that we really wanted to see. So, we decided to get subs and take them to the beach and have a picnic. Well, we loaded up the kids and took them down to the beach. We forgot to stop and pick up food! We just happened to get to Lagoon 3 at Ko Olina where there is a little outside cafe. We ordered pupus and the kids played on the beach! How nice! And to top it all off - the hotel that the cafe is at plays free movies on the lawn every Friday and Saturday night. The kids ate and played and then even went swimming until it was dark! We had so much fun! Here are a few pictures....
Today is raining.. so we are just hanging out and getting stuff cleaned up around here.......

Friday, July 18, 2008

A long week...

This has been one long week... it started off with me getting a bladder infection! UUGHH! I have never had one and do not envy people who get them! Luckily, the dr called in a prescription for me and I did not have to go into the office. But, the week just seemed to drag by and I just couldn't kick feeling bad. Finally, on Thursday, I started feeling a ton better!!
Tuesday, when I cam home from work, I noticed that Griffyn had ink on her arm. I asked her what she was doing, where we write with is how the conversation went.
Me: Why do you have ink on your arm?
G: I was writing a phone number down...
Me: (I could make a few numbers out) Whose number are you writing?
G: I was writing a number that I got off of a commercial on tv.
Me (thinking it was for some toy). What did you want to buy?
G: I wanted to but those green bags that you keep your fruit and vegatables in so they won't go bad!

I just couldn't stop laughing! She didnt want a toy after all - she was actually thinking about the fruits and veggies.... Here is the product:

But, I have to tell you that dean is just the greatest.. you all probably know this but i have to reinforce it! On Thursday morning i go out to my van and find a big box... it was the cricut scrapbooking cutter!! .. with a note that said... this is not for your birthday, just wanted to show how much I love you!! How sweet was that?? I have been wanting this thing forever!!

On a sad note, please keep in your prayers a friend of ours who lost his life in Afghanistan this past weekend when the Taliban attacked his camp. He and 8 other young men died protecting our freedom. Here is a link to the news report. He left behind a 6 year old son. The mom and him were not together anymore but did remain on the best of terms.
http://www. kitv. com/video/16906406/index. html
Take a minute to watch the video...

Here are a few pictures from a bday party we went to last weekend..... the pool was incredible!!!

Lots of love!! Feel freee to leave comments....

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

It sure seemed like a weekend day to me today! I am so glad we now still have Sat and Sun to enjoy! We went to Yokohama Beach today all the way in Makaha... usually - it is beautiful and a great place for the kids to enjoy with many tide pools. But, today it was so windy and the waters were quite rough. Gabriel was a bit bummed out because he really wanted to snorkel - he even got an underwater camera! The lifeguards even told us today was just not a great day to snorkel. So, we bbq'ed and hung out until the winds just about blew us all out. We all came home, showered and took naps and then headed out to a picnic in the park. Usually, there are not many aerial fireworks on our side of the island and dean and i are not really into the drive and the crowds to head out to Pearl Harbor for aerials. But, today, the water park nearby actually had a show. So, we headed out to the park with some friends and just had a relaxing evening out... the only thing missing was the ice cream! Enjoy the pictures!! Happy 4th!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This weekend was really busy! Gabriel had a birthday party to go to on Sat and Griffyn had one on Sunday. Both of them were just far enough so that it would be silly to come back home, so both days, I had to wait for 3 hours for them. Saturday, we arranged a playdate with Lili and Haley while waiting for Gabriel and Sunday, I had 3 hours alone! So, I took that time to get my hair cut. I swear it took the lady almost the entire 3 hours (not that i had that much hair - she was just super sloooooowwww~)! A few pictures.....
Griffyn and Liliana

Griffyn was at a princess party where they completely dress them up, do pedicures and manicures and do thier hair. I loved how pretty her hair turned out! I had to take Bailey home from the party (in the pink dress), but first had to make a stop at Sam's Club... needless to say, because of the hair and the makeup - we got extra smaples on everything!!!