Monday, October 31, 2011


We ended up going out with some friends and I forgot to take the camera along - opps! Fortunately I had already taken some pictures before we left for the night. Here are Ariel and Daphne :)

Ty was all ready to go.....

Alex had just woken up from a late nap and this was as close to a smile as I could get LOL

The look says it all - we are DONE with pictures for the moment! She did perk up greatly once we got around friends and she could actually start trick or treating!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ko' Olina Lagoons

Day at the beach with friends! Three moms and 7 kids between us hit the Ko Olina Lagoons for the morning. If you have heard of the new Disney Resort on Oahu then you have an idea of the location -lagoons are there as well (as is the Marriott)...It's on the west side of the island.

Alex still does not like the beach - or more specifically the waves/water. But given that there's grass and shade to play with, and others to keep her occupied, she was a happy camper this morning!

Ty & friends at the lagoons

Alexandra will finally play on the beach ;) but spent most her time on the grass picnic area.

Baby Q figuring out that sand really does not taste that good! The biggest, most squishable baby you'll ever meet! :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Koko Head Crater Hike

Another beautiful day and we decide to get the kids out for a hike....which turned into a climb haha The hike in queston is Koko Head (Crater) hike. It's on the southeast side of the island close to Hawaii Kai. But a trail hike this is NOT! As you can see from the pictures below.

The are the "steps" to the starts out as a little incline and goes almost vertical at the top!

About 1/2 to 2/3 of the way up Alex had had enough! She did well to make it that far and I was under no illusions about her making the vertical part. Ty on the other hand wanted to keep going - so she kept going with Dad :-)  She was amazing!  Men who were taking rest breaks on the way up (particularly near the top) were asking Sebastian how old she was...When they learned she had just turned 5 some were saying "You go girl!!" and others were more "Stoooop!! You're making us look bad" LMAO

But up she went with enough energy at the end to pose for pictures :-D

Dirty & dusty but made it!

                            Hawaii Kai                                                                              Hanauma Bay
Top of the world with attitude :-)

On the way back down......


Taking a well deserved break and enjoying the breeze!

Once we had re-grouped, cleaned off and gobbled down snacks it was off to the pool for a cool dip.....Needless to say the kids racked out for most of the afternoon once we go home!