Monday, December 31, 2012

Cristina Lei's First Christmas

This was an amazing year and an amazing Christmas. Bill and I are incredibly blessed to have this beautiful baby girl in our lives. We are surrounded by a huge community of support of family and friends and we are so, so grateful. Here are some images and moving pictures of the holiday season.  

Santa santa baby cute...and was so on cue for the photo shoot. PERFECTION.

Cristina Lei's first Christmas present -- wrapping paper -- YUM!

Daddy and Cristina Lei on Christmas morning.

The Gunkles Marco and Scott, Daddy, Papa, Cristina and Chloe for a Christmas 2012 Photo

The day after Christmas we went to the beach. This little beach girl, in her new rash guard and bathing suit, was a beauty at the beach.  LOVE!

After a family swim. Cristina got dunked under water and was surprisingly calm after.  Happy it all went well...

Happy Papa, Pensive Cristina...

Just beachin' it with her Dads....

Talking story, or just chewing on her sunglasses, with Gunkle Scott

Gunkle Marco just before his flight back to LA.

Tiny sand on her cheeks, nose and lips after her fun beach outing. 
I love this photo.

Happy New Year All! 
Much love from our family to yours! 

Cristina, Chloe, Doug and Bill

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Diaper Fascination...Splashing Around...

Cristina has officially figured out that she's wearing a diaper and the next step is that she will figure out how to take it off.  In a climate like Hawaii, where it's always fairly hot and humid, a t-shirt and a diaper is pretty much what she lives in most days...but we think a diaper cover is soon on the horizon. God forbid she takes it off while we aren't looking and well, poopy diapers explode.

Here's what tipped us off...

Enjoy the babbling, the smiles and the diaper discovery...

In other news...she loves her bath time and splashing around! Check it out:

Much love,

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy, Happy, Merry, Merry!!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone. 
It's been a fantastic year for our family and here's to an equally fabulous 2013 for all of you!!!!

Peace, Love and Happiness...
Doug, Bill, Cristina and Chloe

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blog friends, help a gay father out!

I remember last year's post at this time was all about the many questions Bill and I were getting about having a baby, and the questions I was asking myself about having a baby. But man how things change in just a year.  This year the only question I'm asking is...

"What in the heck do you buy a 7-month old baby girl???"

she already has all the love in the world surrounding her...
her dresser and closet are overflowing with clothes...
and her favorite toy is a teething ring or Chloe's tail...

So this is my valiant attempt at soliciting advice from all my blog buddies (in a world of much unsolicited advice when becoming a new parent!)

On a humorous note, someone said to get her a cardboard box, cut holes in it, and put the money in stocks. Not an option!

With sincerity,