Waimea Valley

We went to Waimea Valley, which is a botanical garden with a waterfall you can visit. Right off, Chris caught a lizard for the kids to pet. This is James first lizard for him to see up close. He was pretty curious about this little creature. We had bird identification guides, which Marion and Elora…

Uncle Gregg in Hawaii

  My brother Gregg was in Hawaii this month working and by coincidence staying in a hotel just up the road from where we are staying! We got together for dinner one night and had a nice sunset walk. Here is James trying to figure out what he thinks of this guy.      …

Paradise Cove Beach

  Chris gets up early in the morning to work so that we can all play in the afternoon. Not so bad to see the Hawaiian sunrise every morning during work.     This is the beach just in front of the condo. We were just going for a walk so the kids were not…

Independence Day

By the Fourth of July, the kids were still waking up super early. Chris had the day off so we headed over to the pool early in the morning. When we got there Elora found this cute little baby frog swimming in the pool. She found two more while we were there. So fun!  …

Ko Olina Lagoon

  We are staying in Ko Olina, which has these great lagoon beaches where the water is really still and easy to swim in. We brought the kids over to play at the beach and had a great day. Here is our crazy Marion. She doesn’t love the water, but she does love the trees…

Sunset Walk

  Nana got the kids some fun crafts to do in the mornings while Chris is at work. Elora LOVES to color with Nana.     Here is James exploring his new home. He loves crawling around all over the place.     Every day when Marion sees Chris she says, “Daddy, are you going…

Hawaii – Day 1

We are lucky enough to be spending the month of July in Hawaii! Chris’ parents invited us to stay with them in their condo. So we packed up our four kids with three very tightly packed carry-ons and headed out July 1st! Here we are getting off our first flight in San Francisco. I haven’t…