Alan’s birthday was on Wednesday. He turned 40! And I did something rather unusual. I practically shot no pictures. I did, however, shoot some video. Not as much as Isabelle, who I discovered on downloading the videos had taken 30 minutes worth of video! Well here they are, snippets from our day:
I do this. I keep trying to get back but it’s hard. Today I took some pictures and I thought I’d share them. It was actually me procrastinating. About what? My niece Zinnia turned 5 last week. We drove into San Francisco and spent the day with her at Pier 39. I took pictures and I actually edited them, oh my goodness, yes I did. But there was some video I took on my phone that I did not get to that evening so I set it aside for the next day. But the next day came and went and the video went untouched.
Then, as I said earlier, I took these pictures today. I edited them and uploaded them and started to blog about them when I just gave myself a mental kick in the butt and thought: oh just edit the darn videos instead of saving it for another day. So, that’s just what I did. So…here are the pictures from today.
And some pictures from Zinnia’s birthday.
The video that I put everything on hold for, of the piano stairs and a fun mirror maze:
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before…at least I think I have….
On the right side of this page, I have my most recent Instagrams up. Though I took a big blogging break recently, I was still instagramming for the most part. I don’t usually share them in blog posts. However, I didn’t draw yesterday and I’ve been trying to stay away from drawing on the weekend, so I thought I’d share it. It is hilarious.
I was just filming the kids, doing a test shot since Instagram ate my last two videos. They just went poof. I couldn’t get them from my camera roll or upload them. But never mind that, go laugh with me, watching the kids antics.
Ok finally getting to our last few days in Hawaii. Yay! On the fifth day we headed off towards North Beach. We were all sunburned from our first beach day. And we must have all been a little tired from the get go because when we drove by the Dole Plantation no one really objected to not seeing pineapples.
But we did pull over and run across a busy street to see sea turtles! Isabelle had learned about them in our schooling, right before our trip, and it was a perfect chance to see them in real life. She said it was cool but she didn’t seem very excited. It was hot and Isabelle, my little fish, wanted to go swimming.
So, we took off and got some shave ice from Masumoto’s and that’s it. We didn’t check out North Beach at all. Instead we went back to the resort for swimming and movie night out on the lawn.
On our last full day there we were undecided what we wanted to do. We thought we’d relax and check out the activities at the resort.
We started with going to Aunty’s Beach House for family play time. But instead of leaving when it was over, Isabelle wanted to stay for an activity, making space goo. Alone. Without us. Gulp. So, we signed her in and walked out the doors without her.
It felt so weird not having Isabelle with us. I missed her so much. We didn’t know what to do with ourselves. We didn’t want to leave the resort and do anything because we didn’t want Isabelle to miss out. So, we ended up going to the little game center area and making a video. It was supposed to be a family video but ours wasn’t because part of our family was missing.
We just sat around like goobers for an hour and a half until it was time to go get Isabelle. I was so happy when it was time to pick her up. Since we were complete again, we went back to the game center and made our family video.
When we were done with that silliness we checked out the Menehune adventure trail activity. How it works is, you check out an iPhone and watch videos from Aunty and hunt for things for her. Isabelle LOVED it. There were several different adventures. We should have checked it out earlier in our trip because Isabelle would have loved doing more of them. We only did that one because it was getting hot which meant…swimming, of course.
After swimming we ended our night by the fire pit with Aunty telling stories. And sadly that was our last full day in Hawaii.
The next morning we woke up, packed, walked around one last time taking pictures, and then flew back home.