These are not in order, mostly because I am too lazy to try rearrange them. I have a lot of pics from Hawaii that I want to share. This is Part I of II.
We were supposed to go to Hawaii back in April. My parents' condo had just come available after their long term tenants left, and we thought it would be nice to take a family vacation before the new baby came. Well, my placenta had other plans, and so we waited and pushed it back to beginning of November. I wasn't too excited about taking a 5 month old. And while it was a lot of work, it was still a blast. Wembley LOVED the water and the sunshine and the lack of clothing. Watching my girls enjoy themselves made all of the work worth it.
Nick flew separately because he had miles on Delta, and I had a companion ticket on Alaska. We got there a few hours before Nick. That night, Briz talked nonstop about being a Hawaiian girl. She said, "Do you think the people at the pool thought I was a Hawaii girl? I bet they did. I bet they also think I don't have a Dad."
Aunt Brittany joined us as well for the first 5 days. It was her real first time in Hawaii so we wanted her to get the full experience. We went to a luau one night. I was excited to have all of the free virgin drinks I could get, and Brizzy was enamored with the dancers. Shortly into the program, Briz stood up and just started copying the dancers. She was in her own world and didn't even realize that about half the audience was watching her,
One of the dances was with a girl in a Hawaiian wedding dress and she begged me to buy her the same dress.
Wembley and Briz had so much fun in the sun.
Aunt Brittany got barfed on a lot, but barfing = bonding with Wembley.
She was also the designated baby holder.
Briz was trying to copy this guy by tearing apart a bunch of bushes and trying to make headbands out of them. She then cried for a while because she was so disappointed she couldn't do it.
Getting ready for takeoff.
The first day we all were there, we headed to the beach and tried out Wembley's cool set up. It worked great! So thankful for this travel bassinett.
Building some sand castles and doing some boogie boarding.
My childhood friend, Sherry was on the island and we were able to meet up one day. The last time I saw her, her oldest, Nathan, was 4 weeks old. It was so fun catching up. Made me feel like I was 12 again :) Briz had fun tagging along with her boys.
One morning Brittany and Dad went surfing, so we went and played at the playground close by. Briz loved playing in these cool trees and insisted I take some pictures of her.
Watching Dad and Brittany surf. I love that she can play in the waves forever.
Trying to capture Wembley's cute little toes in the sand. She loved the feel of the sand and the water.
Swimming with my gals. I didn't realize until about a week into the trip that this floatie is supposed to be for kids 1 year or older. oops. Wembley did fine in it. She kept trying to drink the water, and she often almost fell asleep.
Wembley also enjoyed the luau. But I did not enjoy it when she had an explosion. Trying to change an overflowing poopy diaper in the dark was definitely the low point of that night.