Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hawaii Trip Pics (Finally)!

I am finally getting around to posting some Hawaii pictures! Woo-hoo! I had a great opportunity to go on a girl's trip to Oahu, Hawaii back in March. It was absolutely wonderful and relaxing, I went with CoreyAnn, Stefanie, Erica and Jodi. We laid on the beach A LOT, got massages in a cabana on the beach, went on a Catamaran (laid out on the net and sun tanned) went snorkeling, went to the Polynesian Cultural Center and a Luau and just drove around to different beaches. It was a great week and a vacation I will never forget, thanks for the memories ladies! Here are some pictures of our trip, not great pictures of myself, most of the time I had little or no makeup on (5 women sharing one bathroom) and I was covered in sunscreen. But as most of you know this was my FIRST bathing suit since the 5th grade... yes, it's true! Took me 3 shopping trips, $150.00, and about 50 different suits to try on, but finally found one that semi-fit!

View from our hotel room

Spent many late nights going down to the pool and hot tubs. Met some very interesting people, remember "lunch boxes" Stef?

Our rental car (yes, it's a minivan) but ironically the license plate was PTA, CoreyAnn and Erica showing it off.

Pancake Hut where every plate is served with SPAM (no thanks).

Stefanie, Jess, Erica & CoreyAnn at Sandy Beach

Stef and I at Waikiki Beach

Erica & I at Waikiki Beach (and yes, I went ALL the way out past the rocks)!

Jodi and I out at the pool, this is a few hours after we landed in Hawaii. We were delayed in Seattle by 2 hours due to SNOW and de-icing the plane and then running out of de-icer. Then we were delayed coming home from Hawaii due to a fuel line being broken... yikes! What long flights, thank goodness for small DVD players!

Erica, Jess, Jodi and CoreyAnn

The Polynesian Cultural Center

Stefanie, Erica, Jess, Jodi & CoreyAnn

On a canoe ride

Hawaii guys are HOT!

At the Luau

Realizing the drink has no alcohol... sad!

Stef, Jess, CoreyAnn

Erica... "This is yummy!"

Getting ready for the Catamaran

I could have stayed on this boat ALL DAY! It was so relaxing laying on the net out front, being served drinks and food by good looking Hawaiian boys and feeling the breeze... what a life!

Lots of dolphins were all around us.

The good looking Hawaiian boys I was talking about (and might I mention the one of the left asked me out to dinner that night... I said no of course - I'm a married woman)!

CoreyAnn treated us to Ruth Chris Steakhouse one night, it was so good and steak is my favorite food...

Dole Pineapple

CoreyAnn swam with the dolphins on our last day in Hawaii, she had so much fun!

We thought CoreyAnn was crazy when she wanted to stop at Leonard's which is located in the ghetto of Hawaii. But they had the most incredible Malasadas, which are a type of Portuguese donut. Sad to say, between 5 girls - we ate an entire box!

Beautiful sunsets from our hotel, we would go down and BBQ late at night on the beach.

Jacob Update

It's been awhile since I've posted an update, so here are lots of pictures for all you grandma and grandpa's out there!

Jacob giving grandma her Mother's Day card that he decorated inside with crayons. We have been working with crayons and markers (washable of course)!

Jacob giving mommy her presents, a much needed massage gift certificate!

We had a great Mother's Day weekend, we went out to dinner with grandma and Darel Saturday night on the waterfront. Here is Jake and daddy taking a walk afterward, with one of Jacob's prized possessions - a balloon (which is a favorite word of his). He is also saying "Hot" and "Cold" all the time and "Please."

On Sunday, we went over to Stefanie and Clint's house for a fantastic dinner with some friends and their family.

Kai and Jake playing the drums and symbols very LOUDLY!

Jacob picked out this Handy Manny patio set for Kai's 2nd birthday last month. They are just chillin' in the living room.

Daddy and Jake cuddling with Kai's dog, Lady.

Every once in awhile, we will pick up Nate from work in Seattle and go out for dinner, we found a cute little pizza joint in the Wallingford neighborhood.

We went to Thomas' 2nd birthday party at Sunset Park a few weeks ago. Jake had an awesome time and it was beautiful weather!

Jacob is now saying "cheese" when I take pictures of him.

Jake & Kai having a good time at the park.

"I think I'm just going to take a rest, it's a lot of work running around!" They are so cute together!

The Seattle weather has been incredible the last few weekends, so we have been meeting lots of friends at the park and having lots of fun. Not to mention, it wears Jacob out and he takes 3-4 hour naps afterward...

Jacob and Bronwyn

Little B with her beautiful brown eyes

Bronwyn was loving this spinning toy, Jacob just wanted to climb in and out of it and try to push it around and around.

Jacob learning how to drive (help us all)!

We had special visitors this past weekend, Nate's sister Maggie and Jerrod came down for the long weekend with the twin girls from Astoria. It was so good to see them! Jerrod was able to help Nate with remodeling our bathroom - thank you! I can't wait for it to be done!

Whitney Claire

Kennedy Paige

Kennedy is walking now! She takes about 4 or so steps, it's so cute to watch. I miss that stage! I went back in our blog a few days ago and watched the video I posted of Jake's first steps and it was amazing to see again. Now he runs everywhere!

Having a picnic, or the girls were - Jacob only sat still enough to eat a few chips and drink, then he was off and running.



Jacob's new playhouse!
We had a BBQ last night at my mom's house and invited some friends over to celebrate Memorial Day. Thanks CoreyAnn, Bronwyn, Stefanie, Clint, Kai, Mom, Darel, Nate, and Jake!

Jake and B

There is a working porch light on the playhouse, which entertains Jacob for quite awhile...

Kai says "hand" and they hold hands for a bit...

Jacob always plays in grandma's fountain, washing the rocks.