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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Welcome Baby Chloë!

Today was such a wonderful day!! At 12:17pm my sister Seli gave birth to her first baby...a beautiful girl!! Even though we were here in Utah and the rest of our family in Ca...we were still so excited from the minute they told us they were on their way to the hospital! I'm so thankful for my sister Chrystel for keeping us updated almost every 20 minutes on what was going on....it was like we were actually there!! Ü My sister Seli did a great job as a first time mom and she had the best coaches (my mom & sister Chrystel) and of course, her hubby, Peter, there for support! Chloë Veralyn Maliekaleinani Manuma was born at Long Beach Memorial Hospital weighing in at 7 pounds 9 ounces and 21 inches long! When my sister sent me the first photo...I just about cried! I haven't met her in person and I already love this little niece of ours so much! We can't wait to make a trip back home to Ca so we can all see this cutie-pie for ourselves! Happy Birthday Chloë...we LOVE you!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Madysen!

9 months of being carried, 5 hours of labor and 4 years of fun, giggles, hugs, kisses, love, tutus, wands, hair bows, "pink eyes" & fairy wings...so thankful for every one of them! Today is our youngest daughter, Madysen's, 4th birthday! It's hard to believe how fast this little girl of ours has grown! It seems like only last year we were bringing her home from the hospital in her little purple sleeper, with her purple blanket, snuggled in her brand new carseat. Madysen has been such a wonderful & special part of our family of four. For many of you who know her, she is very much a girly-girl. She loves to dance (and she'll dance in front of anyone lol), she loves to sing, color, play with her toys and she especially loves to do anything her older sister, Sariah, is doing. Mady has such a gentle and loving spirit. Her daddy often calls her an "emotional wreck" LOL because anything sad (even her dolls pretending to be sick) will bring tears to her little eyes. I have honestly never met a little girl who is as happy as Madysen is...all the time! She'll make 5 friends in the first 15 minutes of visiting the park or playground and she'll love them as her 'new best friend' by the time we leave. She loves to attend primary and to sing primary songs. Madysen is very much like her mommy and loves chocolate and sweets! Lol She has the sweetest personality and you'll find her at any hour of the day laughing & smiling. Ü We love you Mady and hope you enjoy your special week!