There’s A New…

…baby in the family! My cousin Michel, gave birth to Madeline just over a year ago. Michel and husband Jonathan live up in the Bay area so it wasn’t until this visit home, which coincided with Michel and Aunt Sylvia’s visit to the islands, that I was finally able to meet Madeline.

Madeline’s the first hapa baby in our family and she’s just adorable. Absolutely, incredibly, over the top, adorable. She’s staying with my grandma this visit. The same grandma who also takes care of Buddy. Remember Buddy? ;) He’s going to make thirteen years in just a month. So fast.

He caught the doggie flu last week, but after a visit to the doctor (thank you, Vincent for bringing him to the vet!) and a quite a bit of medication, he’s back to normal. The relationship between Madeline and Buddy is utterly hilarious. I suspect there’s a touch of jealousy on Buddy’s part. Understandable though, the little fellow is so used being the center of attention, it must be hard for him to comprehend why anyone would rather fawn over this little girl than himself, hehe.

Speaking of new members of the family, I was over at Kelly’s house this afternoon playing with Lexi, the newest member of the Matayoshi family. Only four months old!

Kelly and Lexi in the backyard. I forget just how much energy puppies have at this age.

The relationship between Scout (on the left, Kelly’s first dog) and Lexi is much akin to that of Buddy and Madeline. Learning to share, learning to share :)


Congrats, Kelly on your acceptance into UC Hastings Law School! I’ll miss having you on the east coast ^_^

  • K and S
    December 22, 2008

    so much good news, so nice!!

  • Jen Choi
    December 22, 2008

    OMG! Cute babies and puppies! Glad you are enjoying your vacation in Hawaii! So lucky, it’s freezing here!

  • Tiffany
    December 22, 2008

    Hey kathy! Two things- 1) I love ur blog and I read it religiously. 2) I’ve been dying to get a new puppy for my little sis and urs is prob the cutest one that I’ve come across online. The prob is I can’t figure out what breed it is. If u could kindly let me know I’d appreciate it greatly. Kathy keep up the good work and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    December 22, 2008

    Hey Kat!Yes, it really is! ^_^Jen!Haha, so I heard! So much snow today! ^_^Hey Tiffany!Buddy is a Pomeranian, and Kelly’s Scout and Lexi are maltese puppies. A wonderful holiday to you too :)

  • KirkK
    December 22, 2008

    Hi Kathy – Who can resist puppies!!!!

  • shann
    December 23, 2008

    BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHi wish i was there :( we all wish we were there. i want to cry. puppies and grass and slippers!you have to hug everybody 4x for all of us

  • kelly
    December 24, 2008

    Scout and Lexi are very honored to be part of your blog post haha.

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