Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Break with Aunty Kathy - North Shore weekend

Aunty Kathy came on the big airplane last week to visit us. She was mommy's college roommate eons ago.

A housewarming present from Aunty Kathy
Aunty Kathy got us a housewarming gift - a photograph of penguins!

The next morning, the adults packed up the car and we headed out early to the farmers market for breakfast. Owen and Aunty Kathy enjoyed the Salmon Fried Rice. Daddy had the Loco Moco. Mommy and I shared a Waffle Dog. Yum!

Afterwards, it was off to the Dole Plantation and the Pineapple Express.

Pineapple family
Aunty Kathy took this picture of our pineapple family.

Ready to ride!

Thanks for lunch, Kathy!
Our lunch stop - Macky's Shrimp Truck

Garlic butter shrimp and coconut shrimp
Yummy Garlic Butter Shrimp and Coconut Shrimp

Digging into some awesome shave ice
Dessert at Aoki's

Owen Feeding Aunty Kathy
Owen and Aunty Kathy with the Hawaiian Delight

Further up along the coast, Daddy and Aunty Kathy stopped off to take these pictures of sea turtles. Too bad, Owen, Mommy, and I missed these since we fell asleep in the back seat.

Honu on the beach

Honu swimming in the ocean

Then we finally made it to the Polynesian Cultural Center. We saw the beautiful canoe pageants and some performances at some villages.

Hawaiian A'li'i
Hawaiian A'li'i

Aotearoa. Owen's preschool class will be singing Maori songs at the school's May Day celebration!

Hula dancer
Hula dancer in the Hawaiian village.

Kalua pig being lifted out of the imu
We had a luau dinner complete with a kalua pig in the imu.

Drinking awesome smoothie
Owen and I also shared an awesome strawberry tropical smoothie.

The highlight of the visit was the show after the luau. Owen and the adults were mesmerized by the pageantry, the music and dancing in the show. It was getting late for me, so I feel asleep on mommy's lap.

That's a lot of torches!
Lots of torches at the end of the show.

Ocean villas at Turtle Bay Resort
We stayed in one of these awesome ocean villas for the night.

We spent the next morning relaxing and swimming in the pool. Aunty Kathy even saw a rare double rainbow!

Double rainbow
Double rainbow at Turtle Bay.

Then after lunch of burgers and french fries at Kua'aina in Haleiwa, we headed home. Next up - my birthday!

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