Aki, thanks for taking over the posting while I've been on sabbatical. I was contemplating the true meaning of Easter. Here is what we were doing while on my writing break.
First thing we did was to go to the biggest Easter Egg hunt in Honolulu.
Do we look happy to be going?
Yeah we are!
It turned out that the biggest Easter Egg hunt was sponsored by the biggest church on our side of the island. That meant the biggest Easter gospel pageant before we could go hunt eggs.
Aki patiently waiting during the show.
Finally it was time to go out onto the field. We were all divided into age groups so Aki and I split up.
Here I am surveying the 4 year old eggscape.
Go! No kids within miles of me!
Here's Aki checking out an egg.
Nope. That one was already opened. Aki doesn't like the already opened ones.
Here's my loot. I was nice and left some for the rest of the kids.
After the island's biggest Easter Egg hunt came the smallest carnival. Kaiser High School had their first spring festival. Instead of driving into town to go to the mega-Family Festival at Ala Moana, we stayed local and had fun in the sun!
Pony ride on Sugar.
Me sliding down the mega slide.
Note the girl being carried by her about-to-be-landed-on father. Maybe if the Kaiser student at the top had stopped me from going down right away, this wouldn't have happened. Or maybe if my father had supervised me a little better...
All that work meant we needed some refreshment. Lucky there was a Jamba stand!
Can't have a post-Easter Egg carnival without the lion dancers!
Or ring toss!
Yesterday for real Easter, we got to celebrate in a more traditional way.
Then we went to Aunty Brooke and Uncle Greg's house for another Easter Egg hunt.
Here's Aki on the prowl
I found some sweet Easter Eggs out by the trash
Later we dyed eggs. The best part was dying my hands!
And don't forget the Easter water guns!
Or water balloons!
Of course we also got to go Easter hot tubbing.
Aki likes going up
And splashing down!