Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The past 2 weeks have been Elvis themed, so we went ahead and "popped" HRB's collar so he would fit right in.
All the parents sit in a circle with their babies and follow what the instructor tells us to do. They instructor uses a big clown, Gymbo, as her make believe child, to demonstrate for us. The babies get to play with a variety of instuments and toys--like drums, egg shakers, maracas, bouncy balls, scarves, etc. If you look in the upper left hand corner of the picture you can see Gymbo the clown sitting on the counter. All the kids seem to like Gymbo, but it is a little funny to watch the instructor dance seriously with him in her arms. No worries, i play it cool and keep my chuckles on the inside!
Holden loves the dancing part...notice Instructor and Gymbo...hehe
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Potato and Butternut Squash Stew
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
First we went to the Pali Lookout. Its the site of a famous Hawaiian battle under King Kamehameha and its a really pretty place for a great view of the island. We had hardly walked up to the lookout when a Chinese tour guide/translator asked if we would mind one of the older ladies taking pictures with us...why you ask? Well because of our blond hair/blue eyed babies of course. Although this is the first time it has happened to me personally, i have had friends who have had similar experiences. It's weird for sure, but i guess no different than when we go to other countries (especially third-world or other culturally different places) and take pictures of the people who live there. Heck i have upwards of a thousand pictures of the people in Sri Lanka from just my 2 weeks there. I guess its my turn!
It was SO WINDY that we had a hard time keeping our skirts from flying up. Embarrassingly enough, a old man (joking, i hope) commented on our nice "underpants". Eh. what do you do?
After reading the history board about the Nu'uanu battle and how all of the warriors fell off the cliff, we decided it must not have been windy like today or we were sure those bodies would have just been thrown back on cliff like a boom-a-rang.
We had lunch at The Shack in Kailua. Jenn and I had both been craving some fish and chips. Once again the babies did great. They got to try some fish and Holden got to "study" all the people sitting around. Gonna have to teach that kid about staring one day!
After lunch, we headed to the beach. We didn't bring suits and stuff this time, we just sat in the sand and enjoyed the beautiful day. Since Nora is all but crawling, she really enjoyed getting all in the sand...well at least she was enjoying it until she got sand all in her eyes.
just eating a little sand for dessert
he's just so handsome!
they are on one of prettiest beaches in the world and they don't even know it
so sad...mommy's so mean