Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Help Us Settle a Debate

Who does Will most resemble? Incrediboy or Mr. Heatmeiser? Your opinion is a pressing a matter in this house. Halloween may depend on it!

How Many People Can Fit in a Miata?

Evidently, six!
Will had a great time taking Sam and our neighbors, the Robinsons, for a ride! I think he was saying, "Settle down! Don't make me pull this car over."
This weekend we planted a garden. I think we planted a few too many plants for our space, but I am hoping it all works out anyway! If so we should have fresh veggies all summer.
Will was excited about helping

Until...he discovered a worm. At first he was very unsure and even a little afraid of it.
Then his curiosity got the best of him and he let it touch him.

Finally, he decided to carry it around with him, but he never quit saying "EWWWWW"!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Last Day

Today was our last day. We fly home on Saturday. So we decided that we wanted to end our trip by going back to our favorite spot, Lanakai. A walk on the beach with Dad
A little dance on the beach
All wrapped up and ready to go home

Friday, May 15, 2009


Thurday morning Beth and I went to see the sunrise on Lanakai Beach. Breathtaking!

Next, we headed out to find the beaches where Lost is filmed.
Then we stopped back by the Polynesian Cultural Center and the boys fished in Tahiti.
Sam was the only one to catch a fish and this one was considered HUGE!
Then they headed over to the village of Hawaii for ukelele lessons

Hanauma Bay

We have no pictures of us today because all the excitement happened underwater. John, Beth, Jake and I had a great time snorkeling at this nature preserve. We did have an underwater camera, but I have to get those pictures developed. We saw every kind of tropical fish you could imagine. From enormous fish to tiny fish. From parrot fish to puffer fish and even the Hawaii state fish the Humu humu nuku nuku apua`a. Say that three times fast! But the best part was the sea turtles. Jake, Beth and I all snorkeled with sea turtles. It was amazing to watch them and swim along side them. This was the most peaceful experience I have ever had, just swimming through the water marveling at the beauty of the underwater world. I can't wait to get back!
Sam and Will stayed on shore. Sam says he is more of a land guy. He used the fish id card and was able to walk through the water and spot many of them. He was totally satisfied.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuesday's Adventures: Pearl Harbor and Pali Lookout

The Arizona Memorial
The Arizona is still leaking oil after 67 years. They are know as black tears.

It was an emotional day for everyone

Pali Lookout
It's a little windy there!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Polynesian Cultural Center

A Hawaiian bath baby
After bathtime we headed to the North Shore for some snorkeling, which was great and then we went to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Everyone had a great time there!
How can this hat look so...well, dorky on one person?

And soooo cute on another?
Learning the Ukelele
In the village of Tonga the John and the boys learned to throw spears. They were all surprisingly good!

Sam won a prize for Grandma

Jake being crowned prince of Tonga

So many exciting things to see! Even the monkey is impressed! We hope to go back tomorrow!

Mother's Day