Friday, September 16, 2011

Snorkeling for Treasure

All those swimming lessons this summer sure paid off.
Jackson loved to be in the water. No fear of putting his face in time and time again.
He found the mask great for finding his 'treasure' sticks in the water and no saltwater in the eyes.
With a little more practice on the snorkel breathing we should be diving by our next visit to Hawaii with Daddy.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

'Firsts' Hawaiian Style



Although it was Jackson's second trip to Oahu, Hawaii, he and Mommy did experience some new 'firsts'. Including our first vacation without Daddy :(
But lots of exciting firsts too!
Like...


Our first vacation with Baby Cousin Hannah, Aunty Joy & Uncle Scott.
Jackson's newest nickname for his cousin...Hannah-lulu!
He was pretty proud of himself for that one!


Jackson-style surfing on his little blue boogie board.
Gotta catch your waves quick, they can be something fierce!


Shave Ice from one of the best little kept secrets on the island.
So 'ono' it 'broke da mouth'.


Getting a little snorkeling in at the Ko'Olina lagoons.
We love the man-made lagoons without all the wicked waves for the little swimmers.


Petting our first goat at the Keiki Zoo in Honolulu.
He said it was a little rough and scratchy.


Watching all the cute hula dancers at the Dole Planation Family Day Celebration.
Mmmm....Dole Whip Pineapple Ice Cream!


Making our first 'sand-angel'.
We'll be making snow ones in just a couple of months at home!


And visiting with all the little geckos in our yard and around the neighbourhood.

Lots of great visits with the ohana in our little beach house rental in Ewa Beach.
Look at all the local yummy sweets; Hupia Chocolate Cake, Lilikoi Cream Pie & Strawberry Cream Pie.


Sorry that Daddy wasn't able to join us after all that planning, but schoolwork comes first.
And so many fun memories to share when we got back home.