Ah Gu took Ah Mah and Ah Gong hiking up the mountain (!) and we went to work out by the beach.
Ah Mah and Ah Gong on Diamond Head
For dinner we went out to a special restaurant called Roy's. I had the juice.
And I enjoyed the view
Ah Mah teasing Aki with grown-up food
On Thursday we went for a long drive to the North Shore. On the way we stopped to play with pineapples and have some pineapple juice. Daddy says that when he was growing up there was pineapples as far as the eye could see and burning clouds of caramel smoke from sugar cane, but now there's only this pineapple museum. Eh, it was fun anyway.
Even as a pineapple, I love my ukulele
There was a pineapple train
For pulling us pineapples
After we left the plantantion, we went even further up. We had shave ice at Matsumoto's Grocery Store, if only to compare it to Waiola's. I drank the juice.
Then we got to this island theme park, the Polynesian Cultural Center.
They have fishies to feed here
And fishies to fish too!
Hawaiian chiefs of olden days
That was a long day so everyone just collapsed at home after Chinese food from Lung Fung.
On Friday, daddy played hooky. Hooky from us that is! He took Ah Gu hiking up in the mountains.
The hike they went on
Ah Gu wading in the pool at the end
Looked like fun. Maybe next time I go?
Later on Friday we went for a party at Sea Life Park. We got there early so we had to wait for the doors to open.
Aki loves waiting!
Finally we got in
Gizmo is a baby sea turtle. He looks fake but he's real!
Ah Gu getting in the spirit
I liked the dolphin show
Then it was time to eat. And watch dancing. But really, it was time to eat. Daddy led the way with two plates of the yummy Hawaiian food. I had some fried noodles, rainbow jello and juice. Hey, it was late.
Ooh, I almost went to sleep before this guy came out
On Saturday we woke up extra early to go to the Farmer's Market at KCC. Grandma likes to get there before it opens at 7:30.
Mommy fueling up for the day with the special high-energy loco moco. Looks good!
Then it was on to the Windward side. We saw lots of plants and flowers at the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens. I mean, Ah Mah and Ah Gong did, since me and Aki were asleep.
We woke up in time to get to this place, the Byodo-In temple at the Valley of the Temples.
Buddha sitting outside
We fed the fishies here too. These ones were bigger. Must be the huge bag of food you get for your $1.
Daddy helped me ring the bell
In the evening, Aunty Marlene, Grandma and Kung Kung came over to have dinner.
We put them to work wrapping up plastic mesh to make into dish scrubbers. Really.
I wanted a mesh t-shirt, but this was the best we could do
So instead of the mesh t-shirt, I went outside to play bubbles
Today Ah Mah and Ah Gong had to go back to California. I was sad to see them go...
Hanging in the back yard before they left
Ah Gong stuck around a little longer, if only to get a little more sunburned.
Eating plate lunches at the beach with Uncle Jeff
Most importantly, we got some shave ice at Waiola's! And I drank the juice.
We had a great time with Ah Mah, Ah Gong, and Ah Gu. Next time, maybe they can stay for two weeks? And can I have some juice?