Kaylyn LOVED playing in the sand. It's so cool to watch her discover and experience new things.
Kaylyn has the most fun with her daddy!
I love that toothless grin! It was pretty windy, but look...you can see her hair blowing in the wind! That's some real progress:)
These two love each other!
Eric and Nakita got the troops to build a sweet sand castle.
Sam found a crap to go on top of it!
Love that face
Amy: We were just told there is a Hukilau at Hukilau beach this morning at 8. We're going to go watch it if you want to join us.
Me: Sounds awesome! What's a hukilau? Is it a fish? A party? Either way we'll be there:)
Amy: It's a fish party:) I don't know either. It's an ancient way of catching fish. They go out into the water and clap to scare the fish into their nets.
For official info see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukilau.
|We stayed in a really cool house in Hauula that Micah found for a great deal (of course!). He also found this housemate in the bathroom one evening. Luckily the rest of the stay the spider stayed in this cup. Eww!!|
|I asked Amy if I could bathe Kaylyn at her house a couple of times during the week and she said, "Sure! As long as you don't mind if Jake joins her!" She loved having a bath buddy. She cracked up whenever he splashed her.|
|Back left is Jakey's Hawaiian twin brother, best friend, and neighbor...Vincent.|
|This to me looks like love at first sight. He was so sweet with Kaylyn and kept kissing her on the head.|
|"She a howlie?"|
|Kaylyn doing the Haka. This is one of my favorite pics!|
|Jayne is not only a fashionista, but a salon beautician. Amy was her first victim.|
|I was next. I'm holding cups of water for her to dip the comb in.|
|Kaylyn even got in on it, though she doesn't have much hair to comb, Jayne didn't mind.|
|Playing at Waimea|
|Kaylyn was so happy in the water. She loved splashing and kicking her feet.|
|These are our favorite howlies on the island.|
|Micah stepped into his office to make a phone call. Not a bad view;)|
|Kaylyn chewed on this pineapple the whole time we were at the Dole Pineapple Plantation.|
|Uncle Eric buried her in the sand. She was quite interested.|
|I'm not sure if she knows that those are her toes or not.|
|This is one of Kaylyn's favorite things.|
|I love this picture of Nakita. She's so pretty!|
|Hiking Maunawili Falls, well, sort of. Micah and I were deep in conversation as we started the hike so we actually missed the turn off on the trail to go to the falls.|
|After almost 2 hours of hiking we decided to cut through the jungle to walk on the golf course back to our car. It was much easier walking. What a beautiful trail! We're glad that Eric & Nakita got to the falls and we weren't leading the way!|
|Morning nap. She's holding my arm, so sweet.|
|Daughter of founder of Laptops Unlimited, go figure;)|
|Canoe ride at the PCC.|
|Eric the Canadian drummer on the island of Tonga.|
|My nephew Sam is a seriously good fire knife dancer. He's only 11. Watch out world. He made fast friends with Josiah at the PCC. Josiah's uncle is Sam's fire knife teacher AND the world fire knife champion. He's also Vincent's dad.|
|We hiked into another waterfall and this time we found it! Kaylyn slept peacefully by the pond as we grabbed the rope swing.|
|Though the actual waterfall was dry, we each took a turn swinging on the rope into the pool.|
|Back in the carrier that Amy's neighbor let us borrow. So happy.|
|So asleep. She sleeps with her eyes open.|
|Amy & Seth's neighbor David got work off one night to take Eric and Micah spear fishing. Scary! They speared an octopus, lobster, and unicorn fish. I think that Eric was especially in heaven. He is the king of exciting adventures!|
|Eric & Nakita jumping off the rock. Micah got some great shots!|
|Rachel jumping off the rock.|
|Kaylyn didn't jump off the rock, but this is the next best thing:)|
|Girls longboarding in Laie|
|Eric & Nakita at Food Fest on BYU-Hawaii campus.|
Tribute to the Cousins:
|Kaylyn loves her cousins so much. They took such good care of her making her beds, sharing toys, wanting to feed her everything they had, and giving her lots of kisses.|
|By the end of the trip Kaylyn was really getting those hula arms down.|