Category: Autumn

Thursday was our last full day on Kauai.  We had a lazy start to the day, then we headed down to the beach. Our frisbee’s helped protect our sand buildings from small waves.

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Aunty Cait took me out into the ocean past the waves.  I was super scared but I had fun.  Later we all went out there with some floating toys and an adult for each of us.

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Autumn and Grandpa went to the pool, but Auntie Cait, Ryland, Mom and I headed back to the snow cone place.  This time Mom remembered to take a picture of her rootbeer float snow cone before she ate it!


When we got back to the hotel it was time to go and make a real flower lei.

First we had to take the stems off the flowers.

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We had huge needles that we had to poke through the orchid and slide down on the string (which was dental floss!)

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Finished products!

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After some rest for Autumn and pool time for me we went to the Poipu shopping center to watch some Tahitian dancers.  We got to go on stage and learn some moves and take a picture after they were done.  You should see how fast their hips move!

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Then we went and had dinner at Roy’s!  Yummy!


Friday meant we were leaving Kauai, but heading to Maui.  We did some exploring of the hotel before we went to dinner at Coconut Fish Cafe.  They have yummy fish taco’s that the adults wanted to eat.

This was the beach in front of the hotel.


The kids were checking out the fountain in the lobby.

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Autumn was being silly and squishing Mom.


After we got back from dinner we stopped at the lawn where they had some games you could play.

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What are those Uncle Jeffrey?


We didn’t know how to play this, but it was fun to throw the balls at the stand!

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Autumn spun hers around.

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Then we had some gelato, then headed down towards the path to go frog hunting.  It was a little early so we stopped and played at the water’s edge for a bit.  Mom stopped for a sunset picture.


Group picture!


Mom thought it’d be funny if we kissed Autumn.  You can tell how happy she was about that!

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She tried to catch our glow wands “glowing”.  Kinda worked.

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Uncle Jeffrey got a couple good ones!

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A couple of years ago Auntie Pony told us that if you walk around at night the frogs hang out all over.  We are either coming at the wrong time of year, or we go out to early because we have to work really hard to see them.  Autumn and Mom had a huge scare while they were walking back.  I big bird flew at them, hit the wall, and scurried into the bushes.  It made Autumn cry, and Mom said it scared her too!

Tuesday we walked downstairs to get Grandma her coffee in our pajamas!  Then we came upstairs and got dressed.  We went to a kids lei making class.  They were made of foam, so they will last forever!

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Then we met Ryland downstairs to feed the fish.  There are sooooooo many fish!

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Some fish even come mostly out of the water to get the food on the step! When they use their tail to get back in the water it makes a big splash.


We each had a cup of food to throw at the fish.


Even Grandpa fed them!


Later we went upstairs to get ready to go to the beach.  It was only 9:15am after we fed the fish.  Autumn had one of her guava Kauai Kookies.  Do you see how small it is?  It took her 6 bites to eat that!


Beach time!

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We walked to the Kalapaki Beach Hut for hamburger lunch.  They also sell snow cones there!  Autumn decided that this snow cone was better because it wasn’t crunchy.  She shared a root beer float one with Mom.  It had vanilla ice cream in the middle and some sweet cream on top.  I had a rainbow one of cherry, banana, and blue raspberry.

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After nap/rest time we went and had dinner at Kilauea Fish Market.  I had a ono fish taco fried in mochi batter.  It was super yummy!  Uncle Jeffrey tried to explain how he likes poke, but doesn’t eat sashimi.  Even the man working at the restaurant laughed at him!  We had Lappert’s ice cream to celebrate baby Bryce turning 2 months.

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Wednesday morning we tried the Bamboo restaurant for breakfast.  I had a banana pancake and Autumn had a blueberry one.  We collected a few flowers on the walk back.   Then we had a seat on the lions to wait while Grandpa filled up Grandma’s coffee cup.

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We rested in the room for awhile, then got ready for the beach.  Uncle Jeffrey took pictures at the beach.  Autumn doesn’t really like to have sand on her.  But she still likes to play in it!

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We played for awhile at the edge of the ocean.  I was having fun jumping over the waves and pretending they were knocking me down.  Really, I was falling on my butt myself.


Until this wave!  I “fell” and then got hit by another one.  Boy did I take a tumble!

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There was soooooo much sand.  Even after hours of playing in the pool there was a ton of sand in my hair.  That little tumble didn’t deter me.

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The kids went upstairs to rest but Grandpa, Mom and I stayed down at the pool.  I got to have a mango smoothie since Mom had a strawberry drink I couldn’t have.


Here are a few pictures that Uncle Jeffrey took from earlier days.  Mom just added them here.

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Saturday night Kalina and Grandpa went to take a walk.  They explored the hotel and went down to the beach.  When they came back, their shoes were like this!


We headed to the beach Sunday morning.  The waves were a little rougher than the day before.  I rode the turtle again, but this time, on the ride in I got TOSSED!  I had so much sand everywhere the shower couldn’t get it off.  Mom took me to the pool and we worked to rinse it out of my pigtails for awhile!  Later we headed back to the pool and found the water slide.


You should hold your breath at the bottom!


Here goes Autumn!

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Baby Bryce came for a dip to cool off.

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We had quiet time in the room and then headed downstairs to explore.  Check out the giant fish we found!


Aghhhh, it’s eating Autumn’s head!


My turn!

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Mom took a picture of a couple flowers.  Boring!

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Contemplating life.


We were headed over to Poipu for dinner at Savage Shrimp.  The Bobsey twins were ready to go!

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We saw a rainbow while we ate dinner.


I think the best part was going for shaved ice after!  We ate at Uncle’s Shave Ice.  Mom tried shaved snow.  That’s where they mixed sugar, milk, and flavor with the water and froze it.  Then they shaved that chunk of ice.  She says it was super yummy!

I had lemon, cherry, and banana.

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Autumn was not so much a fan of shaved ice.  She said it made her teeth cold and was crunchy.


Ry loved his!


Mom let Autumn have an ice cream instead.  She tried shaved ice and that’s an important thing for Autumn.  Trying things!

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Back to the car to go home.

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Monday we went back to the beach hut for breakfast.  Autumn was up at 5am but they don’t open until 7.  On the way we saw this rainbow.


After, we stopped at the beach for a quick hello to the ocean and a Facetime chat with Kameron.  Mom snapped a pic of sister time.

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There was a hula class at the hotel today that I wanted to do.  I learned some hula dances and had fun.

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We found a few elephants to ride.

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Then we had some fruit for a snack.

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I put my glasses on my head like Mom.  It gave me crazy hair!


Autumn finally sat nice for a picture!


We stayed out of the sun today to let our sunburns heal a little.  Instead we took a car ride to Hanapepe to the Kauai Kookie company.  The we went to the Swinging Bridge.  It’s a bridge that swings a little.  Autumn didn’t really like it very much.  She held on.


Mom tried to take a picture of us.  Autumn wouldn’t smile.


This smile cost Mom a quarter.  For a quarter, Autumn smiled!


Grandma stayed at the beginning of the bridge.


Here’s the view off one side of the bridge.


Here’s another view on the bridge.


We headed back towards the hotel and had a plate lunch.  Mom said we could have a treat since we ate a good lunch.


We spent some time playing in the room and then headed to the pool for a little while.  Then we went back to the room because Bryce and Ry were coming to our room for dinner.  Auntie Cait and Jeff went to a nice dinner.


Play time and then bed time.  I wonder what adventures tomorrow will bring.