Monday morning Brennan and I heIaded out to watch the sunrise with Emry. I'm convinced there is no better way to start a day. If I lived in Hawaii I think I would become a morning person. :)
Cute baby, beautiful sunset. Nothing better.
I mean look at that face. Perfection.
The ocean was still looking pretty brown from all the rain run off from the river so we decided to hit the pool instead. It was soooo windy. The water felt pretty warm but the second you got out it was freezing.
It took us awhile to get Declan comfortable hanging out in his puddle jumper without holding onto someone or the wall. Of course right after we did, Tatum was swimming by him and started to struggle so she grabbed hold of his float and so he went down a little. He panicked and was done. I got out with him and we froze for awhile watching the others swim. Eventually we headed inside without them.
Since we were on the south part of the island and suddenly had all the time in the world we headed to Merriman's for a late lunch/early dinner. Brennan, Lester and I all got the BKE (?) burger. I think Lester thought I was all talk when I said I could eat the whole thing. So I had to order it just to prove him wrong. ;) It was huge and delicious. And their truffle fries were amazing.
After stuffing ourselves silly we went back to Kapa'a and took the kids to the beach.
Apparently the day managed to wear me out. :) I only post this less than flattering picture of myself to illustrate what I have to put up with. ;) Brennan fell asleep while we talked in the evenings more often than not. I succumb to sleep once and he just has to take a picture. Punk.
Tuesday was our last day in paradise. Brennan and Lester went down to the ocean first with the older kids. Brennan took Tatum out on the paddle board.
It was probably the hottest day of our entire trip and Emry just couldn't seem to keep cool enough. I can't remember when I snapped this nakey picture of her.
We all went back to the beach too.
I finally decided we should put Emry in a swimsuit and document her first feel of the ocean. It was anticlimactic but oh well.
So sad to know this was our last meal with gramanaka for quite some time.
Emry got a little fussy toward the end of dinner and Lester was nice enough to take her outside since the restaurant was pretty small and pretty crowded.
I have no idea when this picture was taken. It's from Brennan's phone and seems like it should be included. :)
Lester caved and read to the kids from a Batman comic book Declan had. It's not the funnest thing to read.
Our flight left pretty late at night but not late enough to justify putting the kids to bed and then getting them up. Unfortunately this made for a very grumpy and emotional Declan. He was a pill about giving hugs and was sobbing about everything. He fell asleep after approximately .2 seconds in the car.
Our flight to LA ended up taking 30 minutes longer than anticipated because of fog. They had to fly in from the east because of the fog so they had to circle around. The fog was pretty impressive looking!
Waiting at the airport for my parents to come and pick us up. I was exhausted and probably impatient. I certainly look frazzled, what little you can even see of me. But I kind of love this picture. I especially love that it is the last photo in the video Brennan made of our entire trip and the song he put in the video says "who do you love?" right before this picture shows. Because these people (and the man behind the camera too, of course) are who I love more than anything in the world. And I absolutely love taking trips with them and making memories together.
What a trip! Thanks for everything Melanie and Lester! Can't wait to do it again. :)