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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.


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!