Waimea Bay

  We drove by Waimea Bay one day and thought it looked really nice. I went one time when I was younger and in Hawaii with my Girl Scout troop and remembered that the water was really clear. So we packed up the kids one day and headed out.     The water was super…

Paradise Cove Hermit Crab

  The kids and I took a lot of walks in the morning to the Paradise Cove beach. There are little tide pools with crabs and fish sometimes and Elora REALLY wanted Daddy to come see it. So we took a little walk and Elora brought her magnifying glass so she could explore better.  …

Laie Temple

  We went to the Laie Hawaii Temple. The kids got dressed in nice clothes and came to walk around the grounds with Nana and Grampy while Chris and I went inside.     Elora loves the temple, especially all the flowers and plants. She loved the visitor’s center and meeting the missionaries too.  …

Ko Olina Lagoon Sand Castle

  We bought the kids sunglasses – Elora kept saying the sun was hurting her eyes – and I didn’t really think Marion would wear hers, but she was so excited that they matched her swimsuit that she wore them to the beach one day.     Here is Nana with some of the fun…

Sea Life Park

  We went to Sea Life Park in Hawaii. Elora and Oliver got to meet a dolphin, and lucky for me they needed a parent to go with them so I got to meet a dolphin too! Here is the dolphin Kaleo coming to meet us!     We got to feed him fish, which…

Paradise Cove Turtle

  The beach right in front of the condo has sea turtles that come to it. We headed down to the beach for a walk one morning and there were sea turtles hanging out in the cove, coming really close to shore. I was so sad that I was not in a swim suit with…

Byodo In Temple and Pali Lookout

  We went to the Buddist temple to look around the grounds. Here is the sacred Bon-Sho bell. If you ring it, it is supposed to bring an atmosphere of tranquility for meditation. It is also supposed to cleanse the mind of temptation and bring peace and deep calm.     James liked all the water and…

Ko Olina Lagoon Morning

  One morning while Chris was working I took the kids to the lagoon. By myself. It was interesting. James loves playing in the sand and was happy with his shovel most of the time. I didn’t bother with his swimsuit because I figured there was no way that I wanted to try swimming with…

Kids Playing

  Our kids are so funny. I love it when they play together. One night Marion and Oliver disappeared into Nana and Grampy’s room and we could hear them giggling. We went to see what they were doing – and they said they were doing magic.     This is the magic pull trick where…