last saturday our baby turned 1 year old!!
by way of tradition, to celebrate the survival of and a healthy first year of life, we had a huge luau celebration. complete with a real hawaiian chef! yup, in fact, the best hawaiian cook i know! my very own dad!
kalua pua'a (kalua pig)
chicken long rice
chinese chicken salad
haupia (coconut pudding)
waioli tea room carrot bread
the food was incredible! and true to form, my dad cooked more than enough and the guests were encouraged to take home plates of food to enjoy later! even after all the "take home plates", we are still eating left overs a week later! yummy!!
the weather, for oregon, couldn't have been better. it was actually sunny and clear, not a drop of rain or a hint of clouds. we couldn't have asked for a better day or better friends to celebrate with!
here are some pictures from the luau celebration:
here is a little slideshow of kawena eating her cake. we made sure to give her a piece that had a lot of brightly colored frosting! she enjoyed it very much!
i just love baby hands and fingers, so naturally i love this photo!
happy birthday baby girl! we love you so much and you are an absolute joy to our family!! you truly are the "rosy reflection of the sunrise" in our home!