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Day 4

Today was our last day with Manu and Paige.  Allie and Mom tried to get them some peanut butter mochi but they only had 2 left.  We all met up at the pool to hang out.  The turtle came out to play too.

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It was tough to try and get 4 of us on the turtle for a picture.  Maybe uncle Jeffrey got a better one.  Autumn and I took a break from the pool to go make a bracelet.  Thank you Howard for the spending money to make them.

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Paige and Allie shared their smoothie with Bryce.  He really liked it!


We headed back to the dipping pool for awhile.

Paige wanted a ride on the turtle.  (Secretly, she wanted to be on the wall at Grandma’s house with the kids on the turtle.)  She was having some trouble though.


Yay!  She made it!


They had to go to the airport soon and we had reservations at the Old Lahaina Luau.

We all got flower lei’s and a fruit drink.  Kevin’s had other stuff in it to, and we weren’t allowed to have his.


Mommy, don’t take a picture after I shove a whole piece of pineapple in my mouth!


Learning about the instruments.

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And how they decorated cloth.


And how they made pounded taro root for a dessert.

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The pig is under this pile.  It’s called the imu.


Can you see the rainbow?


Bryce smelling the flower!


We got special drinks too!


The show was great!  Everyone but Autumn enjoyed watching the dancers perform.  Autumn fell asleep in Kevin’s lap.

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Day 3

Today was “let our sunburns diminish day”.  We started at the pool with Grandpa and the turtle.  If you haven’t been following our website for years you don’t know about the turtle.  Every year grandpa packs the turtle and brings it to Hawaii where he originally bought it.  It survived 4 years before it sprung a leak and died last year.  Grandma bought a replacement turtle just for this trip!  We’re breaking in the new one.

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Later we headed to the beach but then we got hungry and took a break.  While we played Allie, Kevin, and Paige went out paddle boarding.  Paige was there to help Allie try something new.  Allie doesn’t really like the ocean!

There were getting some instructions from the rental guy.


Paddle boards are big!


Off go the girls.


Kevin had to wait on the beach until the girls were settled.  Ladies first you know.


Watch out for that wave!


Paige was up first.


Here goes Allie.


Hmmmmmm, Allie is still on her knees.  I wonder if she’s going to sit down paddle today?!


Bye, bye Kevin!


Allie is starting to stand up!  Right now she looks like and old lady though.


Go, Kevin, go.  Catch up with the girls.  Wait!  You’ll paddle better if your paddle isn’t backwards!

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He’s catching up!

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After the beach we went and rinsed off in our dipping pool.  Bryce got to try out his floaty toy.


Look out!  It’s an Autumn fish swimming under you Bryce!

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We took a break from the sun and went into town to have Guri-Guri.  Did you know that place is closed on Sundays?  Oh well, there was a Baskin and Robbins in the mall so that was fine!  Then we went to Fun Factory and played games for awhile.  Allie played a game where she hit the target and she won the bonus-2000 tickets.  After all our games we each got to pick out prizes.  There were a few stops at grocery stores and stuff and then we went back to the hotel.  While the adults got dinner ready, we went in the dipping pool again and then out to the grass to play.

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Mom was being lazy and taking pictures from the deck so it’s a little hard to see us.

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Diane and paige were on the grill.


Mmmmmmmm, look at their hard work!

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Bryce is holding up the pole.


Just some friendly tag.


Plumeria tree and palm tree.


Collecting flowers for Grandma.


Dinner is served.


After dinner we went to check out what people were doing with flashlights on the beach.  Catching crabs of course!


Allie wanted to try out Autumn’s “night vision” goggles.


Kids to bed, lemondrops come out!

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Day 2

We  started the morning at Kihei Cafe.  Grandpa had fried rice loco moco


Autumn had a honu pancake


I had EBT (eggs, bacon, and toast).  But I ate mom’s french toast, Grandma’s corned beef and hash, and some loco moco too!

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Mom took us to the hotel because there wasn’t enough room in the car.  It was ok, though because Grandpa, or GP, as we have nicknamed him took us to the pool and beach!

Mom, Grandma, and Diane went off to run errands.  Apparently that included the Home Made bakery where they got crispy manju, mocha, and fresh warm malasada’s.

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Then they headed to the airport to pick up Manu and Paige.  They flew over from Oahu to visit with us.  Down at the beach the ocean was really rough but we were having a ton of fun.  It wasn’t until the waves started to be so strong our bottoms were falling off that we came out.

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We stopped in our “dipping pool” to rinse off and just because we had one.


These are some pictures of our villa.  Kevin was relaxing and Allie was checking out the bathroom.

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It’s hard to get enough of the pools and beach so we all headed back to the pool for awhile.  Autumn and Ry were looking for coins through the window in their blow up mattresses.


Cheers!  A littler refreshment at night.


Manu and Paige made Ramen for dinner.  We had toppings for our noodles and edamame too!

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