Since Im starting to blog again I want start with updates on my kiddos... Starting with my oldest. :)
Noah is the most awesome 8 year old around I must say.. He is just finishing up the last few months of 2nd grade... He is growing up way to fast and I can't even stand it!
I really couldn't have asked for a more awesome first born son though. He really is a special kid with such a good heart.
He is such a helper when I need him to be, especially with his brothers. He is so smart and does great in school. Math is his strongest subject which he didn't get that from me! He definitely inherited that stereo typical smart Asian trait from his dad! ;). I love watching him read chapter books now.. Its like a whole new world he has been introduced too. He is currently reading the diary of a wimpy kid series and loves it.
He is adjusting to life here in AZ but it took a little while. He was of course sad to leave his friends and family in Ohio but he was also so excited for this new adventure in Arizona.. We moved here in the summer so it was well into the triple digits which was not a big deal for him at first since they had a pool to play in all summer. (that was the very first thing we did when we moved here, was buy and set up a big pool) NECESSITY!!
When school started I think it got tough for him. He didn't make any friends for the longest time. When asked if he had any friends in school his reply was always " I have a few half friends but not any real friends." Finally after Christmas break he went back to school and has since made 2 real friends he says. I love seeing him excited and happy about it, and they are 2 cute well behaved boys.. It's been different for him to make friends that are boys since in the past his few best friends have been girls... He's always been a little little ladies man. ;)
He still asks to move back to Ohio but doesn't ask quite as often anymore. It breaks my heart still when he has those sad moments, but am thankful he is slowly adjusting and learning to like it here..
Noah had a dentist appointment last week and ended up having his first cavity. Luckily we are friends with the dentist (friends from ohio) so I know it won't be as scary for him to get that fixed.. Makes the experience a much more pleasant when your friends with the dentist! :)
Unfortunately this kid is also going to need braces as soon as he is done loosing his baby teeth.. I blame it on him being a big thumb sucker up until he was 6 years old! (Very hard habit to break)
While we were in Ohio for Christmas break Noah made the choice to be baptized. He asked his grandpa, my dad, to baptize him and his uncle, my brother chance, to confirm him... His special day was on Christmas Eve while we had lots of family around. Just like Noah wanted. :)
Facts about Noah:
*favorite color- blue
*favorite food- spaghetti and sushi (not together)
*favorite sport- soccer
*favorite subject- science
*favorite activities- biking, swimming, scouts, Legos, and his newest thing is yoga. Which him and Eli started taking a yoga class a few months ago..
I can't wait to see Noah with his new little sister in a few months! He is so excited and is always kissing my tummy and thinking of names for her. It's pretty darn cute. :)
I know he is going to be such a big helper when the baby comes because he has already offered to change diapers and wake up in he middle of the night! What a good boy I have, and I Just can't even express how much I love this cute kid !!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Since Im starting to blog again I want start with updates on my kiddos... Starting with my oldest. :)
Posted by Harada's at 2:11 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013
Where to even begin? I want to blog but never know where to even start up again.. So I am going to attempt to start AGAIN by beginning with our life right now..
I know blogging is not really the thing anymore, but this is really mostly for my own personal journaling purposes. :)
So here we go.....
Here is what is happening right now...
BIG NEWS for us!!
I'm growing another fetus and we were surprised to find out we will be having a GIRL!!
Im still having a hard time wrapping my head around that Kenta is capable of producing a baby girl. ;)
We all couldn't be more happy!
On Valentines Day We took all the boys to THE ultrasound when we found out the sex, and it was so fun watching their reactions when the lady told us it was a girl. I've never seen Noah and Eli so excited. They were literally jumping up and down screaming..Kai really wanted a brother but was totally happy when they told us it was going to be a sister.. Meanwhile Kenta and I just looked at each other and smiled while we were both in shock.. I will never forget that moment.. :)
Now for the complaining...
We didn't plan this very well because this little girl is due at the hottest time of year here in Phoenix.. JULY!! Really really bad timing. I just might die. But I will try and enjoy the 70's and 80's while they last :)
This pregnancy has been rough to say the least.. I'm quite sure at times that this little lady is trying to kill me! Emotionally and physically. This has been my first high risk pregnancy which has been super stressful.. I'm just about 20 weeks along and am about to have my 4th ultrasound tomorrow, and I know its not my last.
I have had a few stressful issues come up but thankfully so far everything has turned out ok! I've also been dealing with a painful hernia and have been sick and extremely exhausted this entire pregnancy which is not normal for me.. Do you know how hard it is to be throwing up or just constantly nauseous while trying to maintain a house and take care of 3 kids and a husband.. Well it's IMPOSSIBLE.. My house is disgusting, laundry never ever gets folded, we eat out a lot more then we should and I feel like the worst mom on this planet..
The past few weeks it has slowly been getting better and the Throwing up only happens a few times a week now.. I am starting to get out of the house and the zofran is actually helping me feel somewhat human now!
I feel like Kenta works all the time and It has been EXTREMELY hard being alone here in AZ while I have been dealing with this..The saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" has seriously taken on a new meaning for me...
On a brighter happier note now... I'm finally getting to the point where we can talk about baby names and do a little shopping for this baby girl that we have wanted and waited sooooo long for! I'm finally going to have my little girl and I can't wait :)
Just praying I survive the rest of this pregnancy so I can enjoy this little girl!
We are accepting name suggestions so throw them at me!!
Posted by Harada's at 1:21 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2012
I cant believe it has been 10 months since I last posted.. I dont even know where to start. Anybody still out there? I am going to try and pick up blogging again since we will be so far away from all our family now, and I really want to document this new adventure we have begun....
My life has been completely insane for the past 2 months.. Kenta unexpetedly got an amazing job offer in Phoenix and he took it... Me being the good wife that I am decided to support him in this career move and follow him... Even though I really didnt want to move.
He has been living there for the past 6 weeks while I have been in Ohio being a single mom to my 3 crazy boys.. Not only being a single mom but trying to prepare to move across country.. Looking for a new house for us in phoenix, looking for renters to rent my Ohio house, prepare my house for renters, clean out and attempt to pack some of my house, all while doing the regular day to day stuff moms do.. During all this Chaos I have still been trying to wrap my head around the idea of moving so far away when I was sure I would be in Ohio for much much longer. I really grew to love it there.
This honestly has been the most emotionally and physically challenging 2 months of my life. I am not really sure how I or my kids for that matter have survived....
Im here in Phoenix right now sitting in a Marriott.. I have been here 3 days now waiting for my moving truck to arrive with all my stuff. Still not happening till monday...
My mom wanted to keep my kids in Ohio for an extra week so I could have that alone time putting my house together.. My sister in law even flew out with me to help me.. So much for that idea. My stuff comes Monday and I leave back to Ohio on wednesday to pick up my boys and bring them back to Arizona with me..
So far I am not impressed with Phoenix.... Just hot, brown and ugl,y but I really am going to do my best to keep an open mind and a positive attitiude.
I dont usually adapt to big changes well but realize this time around I have to put on a brave happy face for my boys.. :)
Today is the first day since I have been here that I actually feel like this is all REALLY real now... Maybe because I started painting my boys rooms, so it feels official now... Wierd I know but I think thats really true, and I feel physically ill.... Hopefully its just the pizza I ate for dinner.
Posted by Harada's at 12:45 AM
Monday, August 29, 2011
Better late then never on posting this! =)
Eli had a birthday! He turned 5 on July 20th. On the day of his birthday we had luau themed birthday party with his friends in our backyard. It was ridiculously hot but I don't think the kids even noticed since they were playing in water the whole time but us grown ups were dying in the 100 degree weather and crazy humidity. It was still a lot of fun though. =)
There was lots of yummy food to eat, LOTS of water play, games, piniata, cake, and gifts.
Posted by Harada's at 10:03 AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Posted by Harada's at 10:24 PM
Monday, July 11, 2011
In June my little stud Noah graduated from Kindergarten!!. At the graduation his class sang and danced to Justin Bieber's "never say never". It was so dang cute! Noah has just blossomed academically this year. I am so proud of him. He has also become quite the ladies man. Most of his friends are girls and one of his very best friends Ella lives down the street from us and they were lucky enough to be in the same class together. Ella is leaving to go to private school this next year so this has been sad for them both, but at least they can still just walk down the street to see each other whenever they want. =) Can't believe he's going to be in 1st grade next month. And his teacher Mrs. Hall is actually moving to 1st grade this school year so he gets to keep his same awesome teacher. =)
In May Eli graduated from Ms. Nicole's Preschool. He had such a fun time with her and all his preschool buddies this year. His teacher Nicole is a friend of mine and runs an awesome, adorable bilingual (spanish) preschool from her home. She is absolutely amazing with the kids and I am so thankful for all she did for these cute kids this year. Eli learned so much and had a lot of fun doing it. He also taught me quite a bit of Spanish that he learned at school. =) Eli is so excited to start Kindergarten next month, and I still am having a hard time believing that he is old enough to go to full day school. =( On the other hand I am excited for Kai's turn to go to Nicole's preschool this next school year. I can't believe my baby is old enough for preschool! =)
Posted by Harada's at 8:55 PM
Monday, May 16, 2011
Tomoko is such a trooper! I would not let the boys push me on this, knowing it would totally make me sick! The boys are all wearing these adorable pants and shirts that Tomoko brought them from Japan. They are officially Noah's favorite pants! I mean who wouldn't love a pair of polka dot pants. =)
And here is Grandpa a.k.a Tak-san. He sure loves these boys a lot!! And the boys equally love him. =)
Posted by Harada's at 7:04 PM