We have been in Kauai already for one week and each day is more amazing!
We started our trip on the south part of the island, at the Sheraton on Poipu Beach. Sierra's parents were staying about 20 minutes away in Lihue and met up with us each day as I had planned activities for us all to do...starting with drinks by the pool of course!
On Tuesday, Sierra's parents flew home and we packed our bags to head to the North Shore--Princeville. We chose a condo for the remaining 9 days because we have found it's a lot easier with kids to have a home base where you can cook meals, do laundry, and do normal daily things. Although I do miss the turn down service of a hotel.
The condo we are in is bigger than our first home and the views are amazing--you can see the ocean from every room--even the walk in closet. We love waking up to the sound of the waves--which today were an impressive 18-20 feet!
We have done a lot over the last week including beach time daily, Easter Egg hunting, pool time, massages, a helicopter tour of the island (I was sick within minutes as I predicted), a luau, walks, golf (Sierra), park time, story time at the library, resting, reading, lighthouse visit, and lots of family bonding time.
Sierra is celebrating his tenth year at PDI and we are blessed to be able to spend this time together -- it's his longest vacation in 12 years! Although he did mention to me that "the kids are a lot of work" and going to work was sometimes more relaxing. Ha! Riley is teething and has been a little moody but seemed to improve today. She is also all over the place and enjoys furniture rearranging three times a day on the lanai or inside the condo. Jackson could spend all day in the water. He is so tired by the end of the day that we have been skipping his bedtime stories. Five more days in paradise...
P.S. Riley is 14 months old today! Loves her books, brother, clothes, animals, and food. Yep, still nursing. But every four hours! And one nap a day!! New word: "shhh!" when we see birds or go in the library. Only six teeth and it feels like she has been teething forever--her last two came at 8 months! Over our vacation Riley has found that climbing is her new sport. She climbs on EVERYTHING. I guess a broken arm did not stop her...She sure is a happy little girl!
|Helicopter tour of the island...fun for a few minutes!|
|Some of our first of many drinks...|
|Lunch where George Clooney sat in the Descendants!|
|Sunset from the condo--Bali Hai a few miles away.|
|Watching whales from the condo.|
|The beach below the condo--it's amazing after a little hike down (kinda scary when carrying Riley).|
|Loves, loves, loves the ocean.|
|Walk outside the Sheraton in Poipu.|
|Another day on Hanalei Bay!|
|Sierra golfed Makai|
|Maitais by Sierra|
|Fun chalk center in Hanalei|
|Outside the condo--Riley and I walk past this view in the mornings!|
|Swinging at the park before the Farmer's Market|
|daily beach time|
|14 months today!!!|
|Luau at the Sheraton|
|Sushi and fresh fish @ The Dolphin in Hanalei|
|mmmm love the pineapple from the mai tai!|
|Sake bombs? Ok!|
|Climbing anchors before dinner!|