Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Practice snorkeling in the pool.

Love this one.

Hula pie--our favorite.

Watching the koi fish.

Check out the hottie!


My first Mai Tai--yumm!

Maui...sweet, beautiful, amazing, relaxing, Maui. We had such a lovely visit. The trip mostly consisted of swimming, snorkeling, eating, drinking, swimming, searching for seashells, eating, drinking, and sleeping. The children LOVED the pirate pool at the resort and it kept them entertained for hours. Ellery went snorkeling for the first time--it took her a bit of time to warm-up to doing it in the ocean vs. pool, but then she loved it. We were fortunate to stay at a resort that has wonderful, calm waters for snorkeling right in front of the resort. Darin rented a paddle board and I actually went out on it for a spin. This is a big deal for me, as I am a COMPLETE wimp about water adventures. I am so glad I tried it because it was really fun and a lovely way to cruise around the water.

The only challenge on the trip was the flight home. Our flight left at 1:40, which is exactly the time when Dane takes a nap. We kept him awake thinking that he would certainly fall asleep on the 5 hour flight home....not so much. About 2 hours into the flight, he started FREAKING out and was inconsolable. We were "that" family on the plane and were getting awful looks from many of the other passengers. What a frustrating situation.....your child is screaming, you are trying everything in your power to stop them, and people are staring at you as if you planned the whole freakin' thing--unbelievable! Thank God Ellery was so well behaved or Darin and I may have attempted sky diving. Oh--and Woody Harrelson was on our flight!


Carrie Darney said...

OK, I LOVE that Ellery has green eyes! LOVE them! Looks like such a fun time!!!

Sorry Dane was a toot on the plane...never fun I'm sure. I always felt so bad for those people. I say those people because we have not been on a plane that many times so we haven't experienced it yet. HOPEFULLY it wont be in a few months when I am solo with the monster on our flight to see you! Yippee!! Can NOT wait!!

starnes family said...

I'm so glad yall had fun. And, good for you for starting Ellery snorkeling so early. Carter had his first try in Hawaii at age 3. People thought we were nuts!

The Rand's said...

Looks like a great time! So beautiful!

Sassafrass Jane said...

You're one to talk, gorgeous woman!! My goodness! How did I not find your beautiful blog before now? Your family is smokin. And awesome names, too! Not sure I've ever said that.
P.s. Your trip looks amazing!