Category: Autumn

This year we were in Colorado for the 4th of July.  We went to Highlands Ranch to watch the parade.

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There were ponies, so of course we had to ride those!  Autumn rode Blue Eyes.

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I rode Cowboy.

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One weekend we drove into the mountains to a little festival, Festival in the Clouds.  It was REALLY little.  But now we can say we went to the Highest Incorporated Town in North America

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Last weekend we went to Heritage Square.  First we rode the rides.

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Yes, those are flying bananas!

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Then we headed up the mountain to ride the Alpine slide.  Next time Autumn goes last!  See didn’t want to go very fast so she was holding up traffic!

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And then a stop for a treat.

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Finally, a pony ride, what else!

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Monday we went to breakfast at Kihei Cafe.  We waited patiently for our food to come.

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Grandma had banana mac nut pancakes.  Her pile was huge!


Mom had homemade corned beef hash and eggs.


Autumn had a whale pancake.


I had a teddy bear one!


Autumn was done, but then she decided to have just a little more!  Use a fork!


After breakfast we walked around some little shops.  We sat here and waited for the adults.


Later we decided to do some shopping too.  We all got special Hawaii backpacks to carry stuff and the girls got hair clips.


After eating and shopping we headed back to the pool for some sun time.  Autumn and I had a post swim snack on the lanai.

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Monday night we played at the beach while Jeff, Cait, Ry, and Bryce were having their pictures taken.

We would dig a hole and wait for a wave to fill it.  That wet sand was “sand glue”!

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Grandpa wrote our names in the sand.


The faces of Autumn.





I got buried!

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A pretty sunset.


We did a quick clean up and headed down for some dessert.

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Tuesday was our last day to play in Hawaii.  We started the morning down at the beach and went on a kayak ride.  I rode with Grandpa, Autumn rode with Mom, and Ryland went with Jeff and Cait.  The adults paddled and we enjoyed the ride!  The water was so clear we could see all the way to the bottom!  We saw fish, coral, and at the end of the trip we saw a turtle at the surface!  It was awesome!  To bad no one brought a camera out on the boats.

Bryce came down to the beach after we rode the Kayaks.  He hung out with Mom.


Grandpa and I went up to the pool because our chairs weren’t going to be saved for very much longer.  The kids stayed down at the beach.  When they finally came up to the pool I was getting ready to eat lunch.  This was my own picnic!


The kids got lunch too.  This was their banana dog with PB&J!

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Look at Ry’s hand!


That’s one way to clean it!


Autumn tried another way of eating hers.

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Here’s an action series of me trying to sit on the little blue tubes.




Mission failed!


This was Autumn riding the turtle.




Splash down!


Trying again, with a bigger tube.






Our traditional picture on the turtle.

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Autumn having turtle time.

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Me too!

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Autumn had a little snack in the room-her leftover pancakes, again, no fork!


This sand spot was at the hotel we went to for dinner.  A beach inside!

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After a yummy dinner we stopped to listen to the music again.  We only heard a couple songs before he was finished.  I got to dance with Grandpa.


It’s really hard to post pictures from Saturday and Sunday when Mom leaves the card to her camera in her computer.  She found a few old ones on her phone.

This was Wednesday night on Kauai.  We were down by the beach watching the torch lighting ceremony.  At the end of the dance it started raining.  We learned that in Kauai it rains a lot and usually stops pretty quickly so we kinda hid under a tree.  BUT then it kept raining REALLY hard.  We were all soaking wet.  Mom thought maybe we went swimming we were so wet!

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Up in the room after we dried off, Bryce was holding Autumn’s Dog-Dog.  She didn’t even mind.


These were a couple pictures of the Tahitian dancers.

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And us learning some moves.


And then she took some pictures from Jeffrey.

We went to Lahaina for dinner.  The first place we tried was closed so we ate at Zushi.  The same lady takes your order, cooks, and knocks on the window when your food is done.  It was yummy!  We walked around to make space for dessert.

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Then we drove to Leoda’s to try their pie.  It was almost closing so there was only apple and coconut cream.  They were yummy too!  We waited in the car for Mom to buy them and had turned on our interior lights.  When it was time to go, my light wouldn’t turn off.  Mom was worried the car battery would die so we ended up at the airport to get a new car.  It was 9:30pm before we got back to the hotel and had our pie!

Sunday we had breakfast with Grandpa at the buffet, reserved some pool chairs, and beach umbrellas.  Then we went up to change.  Mom and Grandpa snorkeled and saw a few fish, Jeff and Grandpa went to a different place and saw 5 turtles!


Then we headed up to the pool.  Ry let us try our his snorkel and mask.  We both did good with it and had fun in the pool.  We aren’t quite ready for the ocean yet.

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Autumn and Ry were playing rescue the turtle.

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I had extra turns using the snorkel.

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Lunch time!

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A little more pool time, then we got shaved ice.  The man was selling them right behind our chairs.

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Tonight we’ll go to Da Kitchen for dinner.


After dinner we went to walk around the shops and have special treat.


Lapperts ice cream!  No pictures please!


Autumn’s silly smile!

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My dirty face!


Back at the hotel the adults listened to the man in the bar while the kids danced to his music.  I took a little break from the moves.