S: Dakota's 1st Year April 29, 2008-May 3, 2009
FC: Dakota Ke'olu Dash
1: "When they placed you in my arms, you slipped into my heart." Author unknown
2: The Welcoming Team | Nurse Betty, Dr. Peter McNally & Interns | on the cell w/ Mom | Grandma Gerrie | Aunty Bo | Aunty Mans | Aunty Rae
3: "Twinkle twinkle little star; do you know how loved you are?" | Cousin Kallie | Grandma & Papa | Uncle Boy | Fred Papa | Aunty Shelbie | Aunty Mina, Aunty Risa, Dayna & Sandy | Fred Papa, Papa Dave, Uncle Kai & Uncle Jim Happy Birthday Uncle Jim!
4: Uncle Kai & Aunty Risa Big Papa Uncle Earnest Kallie & Grandma Tyl, Aunty Hope & Uncle George Aunty MAns & Kallie Aunty Hope Aunty Melin Aunty Lin
5: "It's The Little Things In Life That Matter Most" | Aunty Mahea | Aunty Nadene, Aunty Kara, Uncle Ryan, Madisen, Jensen & Kallie | Aunty Erin | Uncle Robin & Aunty Nicole | Umcle Earnest, Aunty Mika, Uncle Ryan, Alanna, Koa & Nohea | Mommy's Celebration Dinner | All this attention has got me pooped!
6: "the only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping baby" | Going Home One last poking & prodding before going home. Nurse Betty makes sure Mommy's got the hang of nursing and Dr. Loui gives the "All Clear." Mommy's sure going to miss being pampered & spoiled.
8: You were so exhausted by all the photos Mommy took to create your Birth Announcement. The only thing that would soothe you was your pacifier. | Home Sweet Home We brought you home on: May 1, 2008 Our Address is: 2020 Aaniu Loop Pearl City, HI 96782
9: Cousin Kallie is the best babysitter. She helped Mommy bathe me for my 1st visit to Dr. Loui's. She also helped Grandma watch me so Mommy could get ready too. Before we left I called Daddy to thank him for our beautiful flowers.
10: 7 Days Old
11: "What A Life Eating Sleeping, being showered with love... Our little cuddle bug" | One Week Old
12: Kota: 9 Days Old James: 2 months & 3 days old
13: The next day was Mommy's First Mother's Day! Aunty Risa & Papa Stopped by to visit & Grandma gave Mommy a pink tool box. Mommy's very handy and put together my crib, changing table and a closet system a few weeks before I was born. | Happy 60th Birthday Grandma!
14: More first time visitors Nana Nancy, Mum Tip, Uncle Ric & MeiMei
15: The Best Visitor of all . . . | My Daddy | 2Weeks Old
16: A Baby Is A Bit Of Stardust Blown From Heaven | My first outing with Mommy & Daddy was to Nana & Papa's house: 91-708 Kaila Pl. Kunia
17: Relaxing | 3 Weeks Old | Ten Little Fingers | Ten Tiny Toes
19: Getting Cleaned Up to Cruise in my Crib . . . | Thank Uncle Kahi & Aunty Shan for the PeePee-TeePee | 3 Weeks Old
20: Dakota & James' Baptismal | Our Lady of Good Council Church May 24, 2008 | A baby is a bit of stardust blown from the hand of God.
21: “Our family is a circle of love and strength. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every obstacle faced together makes the circle stronger.”
22: Resting after a beautiful Baptism
23: Catching up on some much needed rest . . . | Three more days of vacation before Daddy returns to Pennsylvania
24: Two more days of vacation . . . | Getting ready to spend the day at Nana's
26: "It's The Little Things In Life That Matter Most" | One Month Old
27: Toby's 6th Grade Graduation Pearl Ridge Elementary
28: Dakota & James working on their tackling tactics.
33: Daddy's going away party . . . how will he be able to leave this little angel?
34: Mommy's sending me to Daddy for his Birthday.
35: We spent Daddy's Birthday shopping at Kahala Mall. It was my first time there. We ran into Aunty Melin, Aunty Lin & Aunty Leslie. They we're ordering Aunty Jackie & Uncle Edward's wedding invitation. I can't wait, it'll be my first fromal affair, Mommy even bought me a tuxedo!
36: More new visitors: Aunty Jenne & Chloe Aunty Ginger Lia, Caylynn & Cade
37: Fresh, clean & ready for bed.
39: Grand | Happy
40: Saturday's @ Big Papa's
42: My Garden of Family & Friends. . . MeiMei, Landon, Kallie, Mata, Grandma . . .
43: Lysci, Mommy, Aunty Manda! Uncle Ric, Aunty Shelly & MacKenzie
44: Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
45: Mommy tires me out for her first night out on the town without me.
46: Mommy's Little Stud Muffin
47: Dakota's 2 Month Immunization Shots
49: Playdate @ Papa's with Aunty Steph, Sylen & James
52: Kota's 1st Birthday Party. Happy Birthday Alys!
53: Happy 3rd Month Birthday Kota Bear!
54: "Twinkle twinkle little star; do you know how loved you are?"
56: Daddy's 2nd Visit
57: Daddy buys Chubba-Wubba a new jacuzzi tub!
58: Brunch at Hawaii Prince Golf Course
59: Big boy likes his bucket tub the best
60: Kota meets G-Gma
61: Kota's | 4 | Month | Birthday
62: Uncle Edward & Aunty Jackie's Wedding | August 30, 2008
63: Ceremony: Sacred Hearts Church Reception: Hyatt, Waikiki
66: Then Baby Bear said . . . "Someone's been sitting in my chair
67: Whee . . . Joy riding in the Laundry Basket . . .
68: You're never to young too pick up a good book!
70: Happy Birthday Aunty Landa | Happy 5 Months Dakota
71: Our Little Computer Whiz
72: Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born . . . ." - Rabindranath Tagore | The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps- does anybody know where it was borne?
74: Rolling Blackout #1 Dakota was a trooper! At 6 months old, he didn't mind the complete darkness. It's a good thing Mum Tip gave him this light-up Halloween Shirt
75: Dakota the Sushi Chef's 1st Halloween with Cousin CinderKallie
76: Cousin Sandy!
79: s | WILL | BE
80: China Town 11-11-08
82: Grandma & Papa accompany us to Las Vegas to meet up with Daddy for Thanksgiving. While there we met up with Nana, Uncle Dickie, Aunty Liugaya & Apo. Then it's off to Pennsylvania with Daddy for a month before Mommy returns to work. I hope we'll have a White Winter in Philly!
85: Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area Las Vegas, Nevada
86: Dinner with Aunty Tammy & Uncle John Miles and one last visit from Lilo Bee before leaving Las Vegas for Philly on Southwest Airlines.
87: When we arrived at Daddy's apartment, he had many surprises waiting for me. ! A beautiful Christmas Tree with a lot of presents. My favorites were a ball pit tent and Baby Mum Mums of course . . . Thank You Daddy.
88: Our First Adventure in Philly was to meet the Ladies from Daddy's module at the PCO Clinic. Then we went to H-Mart to eat Korean food for dinner, go grocery shopping and buy Papa & Grandma some yummy treats.
89: Uncle Chad & Aunty Diana Lyons invited us over to their new home for an awesome Chicken Piccata Dinner.
90: Walkin' In a Winter Wonderland!
91: Indoor Fun with Daddy!
92: Daddy's PCO Dinner. We love Yummy Thai food!
93: Topping it all off with a nightcap at Sprinkles homemade ice cream parlor in 30 degree weather . . . yum! Kanak Attack!
94: Our Final Days in Philly | Soon we''ll be flying home to Hawaii where Daddy will complete his 6 Month residency with Dr. Arakaki at Eye Care Hawaii. Here Daddy is saying goodbye to his hairdresser whose shop is in his apartment building. He's also saying goodbye to his beloved fish that Mommy bought for him when she visited during their Honeymoon. New Beginnings . . .
95: Mommy & Daddy finally got the apartment cleared out. Now we're heading to the Romano's to store Daddy's car., Jade. | Mrs. Romano is also preparing a wonderful feast for our final night in Philly.
96: Early Christmas Dinner at the Romano's. Dakota also got an awesome Eagles Tracksuit as a gift from the family. Something's missing . . . where's Uncle Joe?
97: Philly to Vegas, Vegas to Honolulu all within 48 hours. Dakota . . . you're a trooper!
98: Christmas Eve at the Aloha Jeep Hawaii Bowl
99: Christmas Morning Almost 9 Months 12-25-08
100: Who's more overwhelmed? Mommy, Daddy or Kota?
102: With Daady & Aunty Jac | With Daddy, Mommy & G-Gma | Wow! All of these are for me? | Having a Dashing good time on Christmas Day | Yum! Books are my favorite! | With Papa | Christmas if fun Nana! | Trying to keep up with unwrapping my gifts | Hanging with the boys. Uncle George, Tyler and James | Thanks for my Penguin Aunty Mina!
103: 4th Generation | Aunty Melin & Aunty Jac | My Buddy James | Family time is the merriest | Cousin Lexee | Tyler | Love You G-gma | Cousin Sandy | It's always a fun day with Aunty Reese | Time to go home . . . more partying! | Noah Dana Kota Lexee Kylee Sandy James
105: Blayze | Aunty Grandma & BryBry | Uncle Ahi | Aunty Mans
107: Two engagements in one special night. What a way to begin the new year. Congratulations Aunty Risa & Uncle Kai and Aunty Janelle & Uncle Steve
108: Spending the first day of the New Year at our favorite place . . . China Town
109: New Firsts for Dakota . . . Dakota's First cold. and Dakota's first trip to the beach. Ko'olina, Hawai'i
110: Happy Valentine's Day Bear
112: Play Date @ at | Aunty Mina's
114: Attempting to take Kota's photo for his 1st Birthday invitation. I think we have a winner!. . . | 1 | A 29 08
115: A 29 08 | Our Little Water Baby
116: Time Flies by Fast When You're Having Fun!
117: Cousin Kallie's 4th Birthday. Mommy & I made her two My Little Pony Ice Cream Cakes . . . Yummy!
118: Like Father
119: Like Son
120: Kota's first time swimming in a pool @ Asa's Birthday Party, with Daddy & Kaiona
122: Kota's 1st visit to the Honolulu Zoo with Mommy, Daddy & Toby
125: Kota loves his 1st Easter Basket from Mommy & Daddy! | Getting ready to go to the Howes'
127: The Howes'
128: Grandma & Papa's
129: University of Portland Friends
130: Kallie | Kota | BFF's | Cousins
131: Little monkey attempts to help prep laulau for his 1 st Luau
132: My Little Bear . . . we have so many special surprises in store for today . . .
133: Sea Life Park
135: . . . And Birthday Dinner with all of our loved ones! We love you Dakota!
136: Dear Dakota, We're so blessed to have you as our son. You are such a happy and special little boy. Each day with you is an adventure to treasure in our hearts. We hope you enjoyed your First Baby Luau in celebration of your First Year of LIfe. Always know that we love you and that we're your #1 fans. We Love You! Mommy & Daddy
137: Kota's 1st Baby Luau
140: 4 29 20 08
143: If turning one is this much fun, I can't wait to be Two! | Well Baby Visit @ 12 Months