Monday, August 27, 2012

Weekend in Maui

Daddy had to go to Maui for work, so we decided to tag along with him for the weekend.

Here we are pulling our own car seats to the rental car place.

Here's the view from the condo we stayed in Wailea. Owen and I shared a sofa bed with our own TV!

We spent Saturday morning visiting Komoda for their stick donut (yum!). Afterwards, we went to visit the Surfing Goats Dairy where Owen got his goat cheese fix and mama stocked up on goat milk soaps.

Since daddy had to work that afternoon, he dropped us back off at the condo so we could spend the afternoon swimming in the pool. It was so quiet, we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

For dinner, we went to the Monkeypod Kitchen near the condo. Mama and daddy had the Poke Taco, Arugula and Pear Pizza, and Korean Tacos. Owen got the Elvis Presley Panini (peanut butter and bananas), and I had mac & cheese. It was so good!

We needed to expend some energy after dinner, so Daddy thought we should go see the sunset. Here are some pictures from Makena. Beautiful, isn't it?

The next day, Owen and I requested to go back to the Maui Ocean Center to see all the pretty fish and turtles.

The fishies loved Daddy for some reason.

Maui was a lot of fun. I hope we get to go back again soon.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pacific Northwest in August - Part I

We had a great time on our trip to the Pacific Northwest last week.

Ready for our trip!
Owen and I were so excited to get on the airplane. We packed our own bags!

When we landed in Portland, it was very late. The next morning, we met Aunty Katrina and Aunty Gloria, Ezra, and Milo at OMSI. What a fun museum! Owen and I loved the Science Playground and Inventor's Ball Room in the Turbine Hall. There was even a paper airplane making station that kept Owen busy for a long time.

Hair-raising experience at OMSI
Here's mama with the Van de Graaf Generator.

The following day, we had a HUGE breakfast/brunch at Word of Mouth Bistro. They had the best Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and Creme Brulee French Toast. Needless to say, we needed to burn off some calories. We went to visit some of the farms near Salem.

Giddy up Horsey at Bauman Farm
Bauman Farms had an awesome playground. These swings are "horses" made from tires.

Seesaw at Bauman Farms playground
Owen and I loved the seesaws.

Muscle man
Daddy pushing us around in this tube.

Owen feeding the goats
Owen feeding the goats.

We visited the E.Z. Orchards Farm Market that had a great short cake stand.

Tractor ride at the E.Z. Orchards Shortcake Stand
Ezra, me, and Owen on the tractor.

Dinner on the deck
For dinner, we got to sit out on the deck enjoying the beautiful outdoors with the goodies we got from the farm. I especially loved the sweet corn!

Aki drawing hopscotch for Milo
After dinner, I showed Milo how to play hopscotch.

The following day, we spent the day at the Riverfront Park in Salem.

Riding the zebra on the carousel
I loved the carousel! I went on it so many times, and I couldn't get enough.

Then we went to the AC Gilbert Discovery Village - it was a super awesome children's museum.

Reading with mama
They had lots of things for us to do. Mama read to me from these BIG books.

Shopping time
And I got to go shopping at their grocery store.

Bubble play
And we got to play with bubbles.

We had so much fun in Salem. Thanks so much, Auntie Katrina and Auntie Gloria for taking such good care of us! We hope to go back and visit again!

Summer Camping Adventures

We love camping!

At the end of June, we had a great time with the Dunn family...

Frisbees after breakfast
Learning to throw frisbees...

Aki carrying water to the beach
Building strong muscles from carrying water buckets...

Aki playing in the sand
Making sand castles...

Bellows beach
And relaxing at the Beach

At the end of July, we went with Owen to the Cub Scouts Family Camping trip.

Aerobie time
It's so much easier to throw an Aerobie than a Frisbee!

Cub Scout sign
Owen learned all about Cub Scouting

Settling down for the campfire
Making campfire

Our campfire

Owen on the morning beach hike
Morning beach hike

Aki prepped for sous vide omelet
Making omelet in a bag which was so yummy!

Dodge Ball
Playing dodgeball - parents vs. kids!

Half staff
Flag ceremony after breakfast

Flag Ceremony
The Iolani Cub Scout troop

Charging the waves
And more fun on the beach

We're looking forward to more camping adventures.