James, Tiare and Caleb Kelly. How we came to be!

We met when we were 16 and were friends who occasionally dated until we really started dating in November of 2007.

Tiare graduated from BYU in December 2006 and is currently teaching kindergarten at Twin Peaks Elementary.

James graduated in accounting from the University of Utah in May of 2011, and is currently working in the accounting department for Enterprise.

We were married in the Salt Lake Temple on July 18, 2008.

We had Caleb Scott Auali'i on September 14, 2009

We're expecting baby boy #2 on April 6, 2012

and we are continuing our amazing journey through life!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Biannual Blog Update :)

On May 31st, we went to Hogle Zoo for our annual, Kindergarten fieldtrip! It was a perfect trip! The weather was perfect, I only had 22 kids to worry about (not 55 like 2 years ago), I wasn't prego, and no kids were lost . . . . phew!

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Kelly!! I walked into my room the day before my birthday, when much to my surprise, it was all decked out for my birthday! The lunch lady, Michelle, drew my name as her birthday buddy, and went ALL out! There were cute signs, and streamers all over the classroom, and each seat had a different plastic instrument for the students to play while they sang happy birthday. She also gave me a huge gift bag full of scrapbooking stuff, and put bags full of 5 different kinds of cookies in the faculty room for all of the staff to eat! Michelle was so incredibly nice and thoughtful to do that for me! It really made my birthday special!
As well, for my birthday, my mom made me crepes and yummy fruit for my breakfast in bed, and then my parents took me and James out to CPK and to Thor for my birthday! What a fun day!

Our Kindergarten round up was on May 6th this year and it was a success!! Everything went smoother than we could have hoped for! I was so proud of all of my cute students for singing their little hearts out!

Hooray!!!! James graduated with his Bachelor's in accounting from the U of U on May 6, 2011! I was so excited, maybe even more excited than my own graduation, probably because this means we can go on with our lives . . . . well, he'll be going onto more schooling, but it's a big milestone :) My dad ordered some BEAUTIFUL leis from Hawaii, and all of the Polynesian kids were jealous, he he! Both of our parents, Scotty, Michelle, Kamber, Ro and her family were all at the ceremony, and of course my dad brought the fog horns! I think those have been to over 10 graduations! They were incredibly loud, and Vicky held hers for the longest time! It was hilarious! After we had a BBQ at my parent's place and Trent and his girls, Emily, David and Michelle, Grandma and Grandpa Brown, and Trevor all joined us for that!

Caleb's first Easter basket! I saw this cute, felt, monkey basket at Target and couldn't resist. In his basket was candy, pez, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, a light up easter egg, and some other fun stuff.

This Easter was so much fun, since Caleb could actually pick up eggs himself! It was funny though, he'd pick up the egg and then just throw like a ball, lol! Maybe next year he'll really catch on.

James was looking outside and saw lightening strike this huge tree! There were wood splinters ALL over the yard, and the wood shot out so hard that it broke some of my parents window's in their room and the exercise room!

Over my Spring Break, we took Caleb to the Children's Museum. I took him when he was about 7 months old, and I felt it was a bit pointless, but now he loves it!! He had a blast with the balls and the water area!

We had a blast going up to Huntsville with my sister Rochelle's family! Caleb loves his cousins!

My Caleb Update:

*Caleb LOVES movies. His favorites include: Cars, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Barnyard, Finding Nemo, and Happy Feet. He's really good at taking out movies, putting them in the DVD player, watching them for a few minutes, then taking them out, putting them back in their correct case, and then putting in a new movie. It's a tad annoying, but impressive!

*Caleb would live outside if I let him. We have to lock all of the doors in the house, including the garage, because he'll find an open door and bolt. He loves to play in his car, jump on the trampoline, go in the playhouse and laugh at us from the window, and play in the sand box. Whenever I bring him back inside, he throws a tantrum.

*Caleb is not transitioning well into nursery. He'll cling to James or I whenever we go on, to the point where if I even stand up, he freaks out. He has major separation anxiety, and it's a bit frustrating.

*Caleb is on an amazing sleep schedule right now! He'll go to bed at about 8:30 and wake up at around 9:30-10:00. It's perfect, because both James and I are night owls, so we don't get to bed until about 2 most nights!

*When Caleb is happy, he'll do this hilarious dance where he runs in place and squeals. I love it!

*He's been saying a few more words, but not many. I'm a little worried that his speech isn't quite where it should be, but since he's only 20 months old, we're just hoping it clicks one day and he'll be spouting off full sentences :)

*Caleb enjoys going into grandpa's office, demanding that grandpa puts him on his lap. He will then just chill there, watching bizarre action movies while grandpa pops chocolate into his mouth.

*Caleb likes most food! He especially loves grandma's green drink!

*Caleb loves being hit by pillows and tackled!

I can't believe he's almost 2! He's the absolute delight our lives and we feel so lucky to be his parents!