Texas Wahine's Articles In Home & Family
March 21, 2009 by Texas Wahine
I had an NST and u/s on January 22nd, at 41 weeks, and while everything looked healthy, the staff really pressured me to schedule an induction right away since they don't like for pregnancies to go past 41 weeks. It was a difficult decision, but we chose to decline the induction and schedule another NST and u/s for 4 days later, even though we were informed that our baby could DIE within hours of our leaving without a SCHEDULED INDUCTION APPOINTMENT.

I was so frustrated and ready to go into l...
January 13, 2008 by Texas Wahine
Just John, I haven't seen your babies in a looong time, and I am jonesing for a triplet fix!

In fact, this is a challenge to all JU...whatever is cute, mischevious, or cuddly in your home, be it human or fur-baby...I want to see it!

Let's see some pics of what makes you laugh during the day and keeps you up at night!
December 3, 2007 by Texas Wahine
Isabella turned one on Thursday. With Adrian gone it felt like the year just crawled by, but in retrospect it feels like it went by pretty quickly. Even though she is still a baby, Isabella's turning one makes me sad. I'm sad that her first precious year is over. She went from a tiny little 8 lb, 7.5 oz little newborn who ate and slept and depended on me for her every need to this big, rambunctious toddler who rocks her babies and likes to make fart sounds with her mouth. She is really spec...
November 26, 2007 by Texas Wahine




Just some pics from our drive today. Running out of time on the island, so I am taking tons of pics. This is only a small portion of what I look today since it takes FOREVER to put them on the slide-show.
January 26, 2007 by Texas Wahine
This is a short clip from last night's Cub Scouts Pack Meeting.  My child is 2nd from the right, but the real entertainment value in this clip lies elsewhere. 

 


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October 30, 2006 by Texas Wahine
Ok, so this is another mommy blog.  I'm a SAHM.  Being a mommy is my JOB.  So, technically, this is work-related.  Hehe.

Yesterday we had our trip with CS to the Maritime Museum in Honolulu.  Before we left, the kids were asking me about the place and where it was.  We've walked past it a million times, but somehow they didn't remember it.

So I told them it was near Hooters.  Because it is.

Back at home last night my youngest looked me in the eye and d...
February 12, 2006 by Texas Wahine
I am a list-maker. I enjoy making lists, and I accomplish more when I have concrete direction. Lately, though, since my oldest child takes all the pens and loses them and takes all the notebooks and fills them up with comic book ideas and toy inventions, I have started keeping my lists internal.

My husband tells me that I have the memory of a goldfish. Hehe. So I usually forget a lot of what I set out to do. Here's my To Do List for the rest of today (we'll see how much of it I actually ...
December 27, 2005 by Texas Wahine
Apparently not all soaps are created equal.

Laundry detergent goes in the washing machine.

Hand soap goes on your hands.

Dishwasher soap (in liquid, gel pack, or powder form!) goes in the dishwasher.

And dish soap goes in the sink.

I am the reason there are warning labels on household products.

I had a lot of post-Christmas dishes to wash. Some, unfortunately, had been in the sink (rinsed!) since Christmas day. And then there was yesterday's dishes that I hadn't yet washed. ...
December 5, 2005 by Texas Wahine
My youngest is home from school today, sick with a fever and a yucky nose. He felt rotten this morning, but is feeling nice and spunky now. He's been all over the house and played with and relocated everything that's not been nailed down (and consumed an alarming amount of apples and bananas).

Little monkey.

I've been busy with a lot of chores, and absent-mindedly put a pair of scissors away in the kids' crayon bucket. The kids are allowed to use scissors, but they have to ask, so the c...
November 23, 2005 by Texas Wahine
This year's Thanksgiving is going to be terrific.

The boys have been asking "how many days until Thanksgiving?" for a couple of weeks now, so today I was pleased to confirm to them that tomorrow is the day!

This afternoon I'll start cleaning and cooking. Most of the decorations are out, including the leaf rubbings Xavier did last year that we cut out. That kid loves leaves. He has a bag full of different leaves he's collected and it's always on the floor, begging to be stepped on.

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November 15, 2005 by Texas Wahine
I got my first haircut in months this morning. Nothing major...3 inches trimmed off, some layering, and some new side swept bangs. Adrian was tickled (he'd warned me not to come home with a purple mohawk, hehe), and I'm pretty happy with it. Especially for 15 bucks (plus tip).

So, the kids are home from school now. I let them know, while we were working on their homework, that I had bought groceries this morning (which makes them very, very happy!). Orian finished up his work, and was mi...
October 5, 2005 by Texas Wahine
Doesn't it feel so satisfying to beat a child's buttocks raw when they've done something awful and angered you?

The old saying, "This is going to hurt me a lot more than it hurts you" just simply isn't true. Hitting is great stress relief. It's a way to excise aggression. And when it's used to punish a child who has embarrassed or otherwise angered you, it can be considered a parental duty. Discipline.

We can't pull our belts off and beat the ass of the snooty lady in the Ford Explorer...
May 20, 2005 by Texas Wahine
Only in my family would something like this happen...

Xavier has been learning about recycling in school, and was given a really fun, creative assignment.

The assignment was to come up with an invention that would help others or make tasks easier using recycled materials around the house. He had a packet to fill out with brainstorming on possible inventions, a description of his invention, and how his invention would be useful.

When we first noticed him scrounging around the house, car...
April 19, 2005 by Texas Wahine
Yesterday Adrian shined up his black boots in preparation for work today. He spent a good amount of time on them, and when he was finished they were a perfect glossy black.

He was proud of his work, so he pulled on his black Army socks and laced his boots on and wore them around the house...with his khaki shorts and t-shirt.

Later we were all snuggled up on the couch watching Teen Titans and Adrian began playing around, saying, "Oh, baby...mmm...look at my boots...oh, yeah...look how shin...
April 8, 2005 by Texas Wahine
I never thought this would happen.

I played rough and took spills my entire childhood and never broke a bone. Adrian did the same...no broken bones. Xavier's seven, and while he has had stitches, he's never had a broken bone.

Orian has always been the tough guy. He'd fall and scrape a knee and look up and say, "I'm fine." It was always "I'm fine."

But not tonight.

We took the kids bowling, and were having a great time. If you've never watched children bowl, you are really mi...