Friday, February 28, 2014

Hawaii: Honolulu Zoo

On Tuesday we went to the Honolulu Zoo. My Mom & Dad, Oma, Jordan, Kristy, Alex, Hailey, the boys and I enjoyed all the animals, birds and flowers in the zoo.

The orangutan was really close to the glass and looking at Zack. 

Huge elephant!

Zack loves the giraffes!

There was a little farm section and the boys "milked" a cow.

The zoo was beautiful and we had a great day!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hawaii: Week 7

Not surprising, we spent this past week on the beach again! The boys are enjoying playing with their second-cousins and we have been with them almost everyday.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were beach days:

Lunch time:

Jakob loves the big waves, the bigger the better for him!

Zack tried to hold the sun as it was setting:

Thursday was the Waimea Valley and waterfall:

On the way home from the waterfall we stopped at the Dole Plantation for pineapple ice cream:

Friday we went to the pool at my cousins condo. It was lots of fun!

There was a surfing competition at Makaha beach on Saturday, it was really fun to watch:

Races down the beach:

On Sunday, Leanne, Dean, Michael and I went to Hanauma Bay to snorkel. We left the kids with our parents and spent the day snorkeling. We saw hundreds of fish! I couldn't believe how many different kinds of colorful fish that were in and around the reef. It was a great day!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hawaii: Waimea Valley & Waterfall

Yesterday a group of us (Oma Linke, my parents, Jake, Levi, Zack and I, Auntie Marlene, Dean, Leanne, Jaden & Ethan)  hiked through the Waimea Valley to the Waimea waterfall. It was a nice walk through the trees and flowers beside a little river.

At the end of the hike was a beautiful waterfall. This was the waterfall that was filmed on the show "Lost". Since it has rained quite a bit on the north shore, the waterfall was a good size. 

Our whole group!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hawaii: Week 6

Week 6 was a busy one for us! My parents arrived on Monday night and the boys were so excited to see them. Most of the week was spent at the beach again :)

Monday: Makaha surfing beach - still our favorite beach!

Michael surfing:

Tuesday - Oma and Opa are here!

One of the lifeguards had a drone (quadcopter) and he showed the boys how he used it to take aerial pictures of the beach.

Boogie boarding at Yohohama bay. Another favorite beach of ours:

Friday we went shopping during the day and then drove to the airport to pick up my Oma. Since it was Valentine's Day, we drove to the Honolulu harbor to a seafood restaurant. 

Saturday morning Farmers market. Close by us is a really great little farmers market, it has all kinds of fruits, vegetables and other homemade stuff. One of our favorite vendors is the potato chip guy. Every time we go we get a basket of loaded chips!

Saturday afternoon at the Hawaiian Princess beach:

My Oma watching her great-grandchildren on the beach.

Now that my Mom is here... I'm actually in pictures!

Another fantastic week!