Sunday, April 13, 2008

ALOHA KAUAI!!!

The gang heads to Kauai for a week of fun in the sun. Something we haven't seen much of in Seattle lately!! Maybe it will get us through till summer.
Charlie starts vacation out hard!! She doesn't waste any time at the beach, hauling buckets of water. This is her typical beach face. Not sure why but tucking the upper lip must help with the hard work?
The kids first taste of Shave Ice. Yummy!! Owen ate his way through vacation. Topping his favorites list each day with some new food. Today it was pineapple and coconut shave ice. Not a bad combination. He even ate the whole thing.
Charlie and Papa in the pool at the time share. It was perfect for her because the pool is graded like a beach so she can just run right in. Too bad she has no fear and doesn't stop until she is in too far. What are we all thinking she can do anything right?
Alex gets some good R&R in the pink floatie. Too bad he almost tipped himself out!!

Owen's new favorite of the day. Cheese quesadilla's by the pool. That is, until he discovers their nachos, then that trumps all.
Dad hits the jacuzzi big time. He uses his towel and hat as sunscreen???
Rach made a big hit by bringing squirt guns!! We were the envy of all the kids in the pool. Charlie had the best time playing squirt wars against the boys.Eric takes his relaxation very seriously.That is....until Charlie decides he needs cooling off.

Then Eric returns the favor!
Mom doesn't have trouble relaxing by the pool.
The gang by the koi pond. Alex, me, Dad, Mom Eric and Rach, heading to happy hour.
Ahh....happy hour. The booze is free but the pupu's were HORRIBLE!! Fish balls and dried out wontons! Owen is the only one who actually enjoyed them!!
We were down at Poipu beach and there were some monk seals out getting some sun.
Owen shows us his "guns"!
Eric found a coconut and we compare bellies. My 6 mos prego belly is still smaller than his coconut belly!! Although it is growing by day so he won't beat me for long!

Some of the gang took a boat ride along the north shore of Kauai, the Napali coast. Eric, Rach, Dad, Alex, Joel and Owen braved the rough seas to catch the views and go snorkel. It was rough going most of the way but I think they still had fun.Rach is NOT enjoying herself at this point.
I think Owen was ready to go home too!!Once everyone was allowed to get out and snorkel and then have lunch the trip was looking up!
Snorkel crew, even Owen learned to snorkel this trip.
Family dinner at plantation gardens. It was a great meal.
The gang at dinner.
We rented a surf board for an afternoon and everyone got a turn. Eric shows his stuff.
Alex gets skunked on his wave!

Owen shows us all how easy it can be.
Joel gets going his first try.Even Charlie gives it a try.

We all had such a great time and wish we could stay longer. I think we killed the kids. They were begging to go to bed every night!! When does that happen?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Sara for that wonderful photo of my sick self at sea... I know Eric still can't stop laughing at it!!! haa haa

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