Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas

Last year I made the cutest Christmas card and never sent it out. This year? I took the kids picture and that is as far as I got. I am hoping to make a birth announcement and send a letter then. We have moved so much in the past few years that no one has our current address so I am sad to miss out on others cards. I was joking the other day that I felt like we should be moving since the baby is due and we have always moved after I have had a baby.

Speaking of sweet baby. I am feeling very ready (physically at least) to have Baby Jacob here. My hips are achy if I stand to long. I still have a lot of preparation to do before he gets here though. I have the quilt all ready to be sewn. Thanks Auntie Hope for doing that. I ha a hard time picking out the fabric but once I did I was so excited. I wanted to stay away from the same old same old being this is my fourth boy. So I picked a retro color scheme and patterns. Navy blue, burnt orange, mustard yellow, chocolate brown, and white/cream. I love it

I painted this the other day to match his blanket.(the pic is from my phone, sorry not the best)
I was so happy with the way it turned out. It was time consuming but not hard. I painted the whole canvas brown. Then I taped off squares. I painted each square a different color. I then made the numbers into stickers with a sticker maker my mom had given me a few years back and put those in place. Painted over them with different colors. Then I took the tape off and rubbed along the edges so the painted would look rustic. I have no free hand ability and so I go through extra steps but I love my finished project.

It felt good to do a project. For christmas I also made these super cute aprons for two of my SIL's. I will have to have them take a picure so I can post them. I was proud f those two. Before that I had not been in much of a crafty mood. I wish my body would allow for my creativeness.

Today I did all of my baking and it to all the life out of me. Feels good to have it all done!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What an amazing day!

It seems kinda strange to me that I would be saying that after coming home from the burial of my dear wonderful Grandpa! Technically he is Ryan's Grandpa but I never really got to know my own Grandpas. My mom's dad died before I was born and my dad's grandpa died when I was 7 or 8.

Grandpa Chapman always greeted me with a smile, hug and kiss. I could feel the love he had for me as well as my children. Family was so important to him and I feel so blessed to have known this most wonderful man. He exemplifies what a Grandpa should be and I am grateful that we have been blessed to live close over the past two years so that I had a chance to know him even better. Last year for Christmas we could not think of anything to give them. I believe we were inspired when we came up with a plan to bring dinners to them for the following year. Between all of Ryan's married siblings we took three times a week to bring them dinner. When the situation allowed we would have dinner with them. My children got to know them both in a way they would not have had we not done this. My children are richly blessed from hearing Grandpa's stories. They were anything from funny jokes, sports stories, funny things Ryan's dad did as a child, bragging about a family member, to stories of the war. He was a hero to us all in so many ways.

Yesterday was the funeral services. I was surprised at the emotion which Sarah showed. I felt the need to stay strong for her sake. I didn't get a chance to see him at the viewing since Sarah was so distraught and I just held her outside the room. I love this little girl who feels her emotions so deeply. It was good to be reminded of the wonderful man he was. I learned things I didn't know, one being Grandpas love for Christmas time. The lights and the music.

Today was the burial and I think all the emotion I was holding in yesterday was allowed to be released. I was in awe at the majestic of the service. Grandpa was a war hero and was thus privileged to be buried at the riverside national cemetery. He was at pearl harbor when it was bombed. I wish I could remember all the wonderful things he survived during that time period. The military procedure touched me so deeply. His coffin was covered with an American flag. They saluted him as his coffin passed. The bugle played and my whole being was touched. These retired soldiers volunteer their time to bury a fellow patriot. As they folded the flag I was again moved to tears. They struggled to get it folded perfectly and unfolded it a few times. Their love for this country and for what the flag symbolizes was evident in their respect to each each fold. As the guns sounded I felt deep appreciation for what our countries soldiers of all eras have done so that we may have the rights we do and again I mourned over the lose of this wonderful man we call Grandpa.

Until we meet again, we love you Grandpa Chapman!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tis the season...

Our Thanksgiving was a unique one for me. Joshua got really sick the Sunday before. I felt so sad for the little guy. I have never had a child throw up as much and for as long as this poor kid did. I sat on the couch with him all week and felt rather lazy. He just wanted some one to be by him. When I did get up he would follow me and not stay laying down. So I got to do a lot relaxing whether I wanted to or not. Wed he was doing much better and only threw up once and it was after Joseph gave him some candy so I thought we were in the clear.

I woke up on Thanksgiving feeling like I had food poisoning but luckily it didn't amount to much. About 20 minutes after arriving to my MIL's Joshua threw up. We quickly cleaned him up and I rushed him home. While everyone else was eating Thanksgiving dinner Joshua and I to naps. Then Ryan and I switched and I went to see bolt with the family. Not really a family day which made me a little sad.

Then I decided to venture out Friday morning and finish my shopping. On my way to toys r' us I heard on the radio that mervyns is going out of business so I headed over there and scored so big. Everything in the store is 50% of and I got tons of clothes for the kids. Not a lot of christmas presents but some super good deals! Then I went to toys r' us, walked in, discovered the line, debated for... a minute, then went to target and finished my shopping! so now I can say I am done, except for my husband who changes his mind on a daily basis. He is so cute. He says he thinks he likes the idea of presents more then actually having them.

I am so much more excited for Christmas this year then I was last year. I think I was in super grumpy mood the whole season and I am glad to be back to myself and love the joy of the season!!!. Our christmas tree is up and I am anxious to get to make goodies that I can't eat but will have to at least taste! I want to wrap presents and enjoy having school off. I look forward to getting stuff together for the birth of sweet baby Jacob who is so active and wiggly I wonder if that will reflect upon his personalty.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Baby Jacob

I had an ultrasound today. I guess I have been measuring big the last few times I went to the Dr's. At 29 weeks I measured 30 then at 31 I was measuring 33 weeks. At the ultrasound I was 32 weeks and 1 day but the baby is measuring 33 weeks and 3 days. He is still a boy. His estimated weight is 4lbs 9 ozs. That seems so big considering people have 6 lb babies. I believe Ryan was a 6 lb baby. As of right now I am not sure what this means for me. My brother was 10 lbs and had problems being delivered. I think they had to dislocate his shoulder. I really don't want that.

What am I hoping for? I am hoping that my given due date is simply off. I was never sure on the due date. With that said then I hope I go into labor on my own sooner then later. If I don't go into labor on my own I am perfectly fine with being induced a week early. As I recall my brother was two weeks late which would account for his huge size.

I am excited to see this little guy and to have him be apart of our family. It was so wonderful to get to see his little face today and see his heart beating strong.

My original due date is Jan 20th. If I do go a week early he will be born the 13th. My ideal due date? I think it would be the 10th early in the morning. That way it will be a weekend and I won't have to worry about school or work. If only it worked that way. I have never had a baby come more then a week early.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So it is almost Thanksgiving and I am just now getting Halloween updated, at least I am doing it.
We got back from our trip on the 29th and that day was shoot. I knew it was going to be like this so I got there costumes all ready in back in Sept. Jared wanted to be Indiana Jones so Joseph wanted the same thing. I went to the thrift store and got them tan pants and dress shirts that looked tan. Joseph also found cowboy boats and he was so excited. I got Jared a cowboy hat and I thought it work. I then made them bags like Indiana's and a whip. Thanks Hope for showing me how to do that.

While we were there Emma saw a night dress that looked just like Wendy's from Peter Pan. I think it cost me like $2. Seriously how could you beat that. We later found her slippers from Target that were perfect. Joshua was going to be a knight. He talked about it for days. The day before Halloween we found a tigger costume some one had given to us and he changed his mind. I didn't care cause they were both from previous years.

Since everyones costumes were so cheap I told Sarah she could whatever she wanted. She found a princess costume and decided she was Ella from Ella Enchanted, we were reading the book.

Do you notice anything odd about these pumpkins?We carved our pumpkins the night before Halloween. The kids were so excited when we put them on the porch the next day. A few hours later Joseph comes running in to tell me Joshua threw a pumpkin down the hill. If you have not seen my house before here it is. The pumpkins were right by the front door and went all the way to the bottom of the hill. I was shocked there was not more damage. I started to feel mad then Ryan said to me, "Can you imagine how cool that was to watch to a two and four year old." Come to find out it was not a pumpkin it was all the pumpkins. Joseph fessed up that they both did it. Funny boys.

We started out our evening visiting Great Grandma and Grandpa Chapman. They seemed pleased to see all the kids. We then went around there neighbor hood till it got dark Then we headed over to the church for some trunk-or-treating. The kids had so much candy it was crazy!


Emma's birthday is actually tomorrow but we decided to have her party two weeks early so that her friends could make it. I figured everyone would be out of town this week and she has never really had a big party. She choose tinkerbell as her theme and it was so easy to find tink party stuff. My friend Shannon gave me some awesome quick ideas so that I could throw her party together in a really short time period. I normally do more homemade stuff but being pregnant I bought all the store Tink stuff I could find.

As the girls arrived Emma sprinkled them with fairy dust and then Sarah read to them from her Tink book. I was surprised that the girls sat still for this. Then they colored wands for the pin the wind in Tinks hand game. As we turned the girls around we all said "I do believe in fairies" The girls got really into this. After their turn they got fairy makeup put on.

We then had a tea party with all small fairy size food and warm apple juice for tea. After this they decorated foam wands with sparkly stuff and ribbons.

Emma was so anxious for presents so when she wanted to do it know I said sure. She was so thrilled. She truly loved all her presents.
Instead of making a big cake Emma wanted to let the girls decorate their own cupcakes. I think most the girls enjoyed this. And after you feed them and sugar them up what do you do? Hit a pinata and eat more sugar. The funny thing about the pinata, I don't really like them. But when Emma saw this she had me put back the fairy wreaths we were going to make so that she could get it. The pinata broke but not where the candy was so I just ripped it open.
This is what I put in the pinata. I made three little bags labeled fairy gem, stone, and jewels and tied them together so that each girl would get the same amount. I didn't want fits over candy.We played pass the parcel as I read a fairy book. Every time I read the word fairy they had to pass their goodie bag to the left. This was funny to watch because we had some smaller girls who didn't really get it. Then we sent them home high on sugar.

Once all the girls left I collapsed on the floor. I actually feel asleep on the couch. I had to go to a youth activity at 10pm that night and I was glad I had set an alarm to wake myself up. The youth were meeting at the bishops house and from 10-12 were going to watch a movie and hang out then from 12-2 in the morning play broom hockey at the ice rink. I was not about to stay up till two. I sent my counselors and I am just so grateful to have amazing counselors who always pick up my slack.

Ryan and I had our anniversary the next day. We didn't plan much and it was so wonderful. After a big trip to Hawaii (which is our anniversary/xmas presents/everything for the next year presents) we didn't need to do much. My BIL Tyler came over for the day and watched the kids while we went to San Diego for the day. We went to lunch together and then did a lot of window shopping. Mostly we just enjoyed being together with nothing else to distract us.

I am reminded how much this man fits me to a T. He understands the way I think and he loves me so fully. It is times like this when I hope that all women feel as blessed as I do!

Weekend in Vegas

I have spent the day on the couch due to a very sick little boy. Joshua has thrown up more then I ever remember any of my children throwing up. Good thing for me is that he is finally learning how to do it in a bowl instead of all over the place. I have spent the time updating my blog. I finished writing about our trip and I have uploaded several pictures to back posts.

I plan on spending the next few days finishing updating.

This weekend I got to go to my sisters house in Vegas and it was so wonderful. I went by myself and we enjoyed shopping and just being together. Laura got her hair cut while I enjoyed a pedi. We both got some new clothes.

Then on Saturday I had so much fun taking pictures of her family. I posted a few on I really do enjoy taking pictures! I basically followed them around while they played in the park. It was fun to be by myself with these boys so that I could get to know them a little better. I wish my sister lived closer. There is just nothing better then a sister. You can say things to her you wouldn't be able to say to anyone else. What a blessing!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our final day Oct 28th

We had to be all packed up, cleaned up, and out of the house by 10. We then headed over to the Temple and enjoyed the presentaion they have inside and walking around the outside. Such a wonderful spirit is felt outside the temple.

I was craving a veggie sub from subway so we tracked on down then headed over to the Dole plantation. I came to the conclusion that the dole plantation is a never need to visit again. I felt as though it was over rated but that was just me. We did enjoy some yummy fresh pineapple though.

Since we still had time to kill before our 10pm flight out we went to see HSM3. Ryan let me take the three older kids and he went with the younger ones to watch the stupid chihuahua show. I got the way good end of that deal. I really enjoy the show and will buy it for the kids when it comes out. The dancing and singing was a step up and I was surprised to enjoy the simplicity of it.

We then had dinner at chili's. Ryan and I have always loved chilli's. We kind of considered it our restaurant. We were so disappointed to find out that they have changed ownership and now there menu is sub par. I don't think we ever need to go there again. Such a bummer!

The flight home was just liked I had hoped it would be, sorta. The kids were so wiped they slept the whole way. What I did not think about was how hard it would be for me to sleep on a plane. We got into LA around 6 in the morning and still had to drive 2 hours home. Since the kids slept on the plane and in the car when we got home they were rested. Ryan and I were so tired we were non functioning. He was so wonderful to let me sleep first. When I woke up he took his shift. It took me a whole week to get caught up and not feel super tired.

What a wonderful vacation!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Oct 27th

We started the day of heading down to Hunama bay to do some snorkeling. We really meant to get an earlier start but I have gotten really used to the slow pace of paradise. While we waited to watch the safety video they make you watch we ran into a group of girls from Brazil. It was fun for Ryan to practice his Portuguese. They have been staying in San Diego to try to improve their English. I was impressed at how well they spoke. The first day they were here in Hawaii someone stole all of their passports and wallets. I can't even imagine how stressful that would be.

Jared and I went snorkeling together and it was amazing how many different varieties of fish there were. I did enjoy snorkeling but their were a few to many people. I felt a little crowded. We did make the kids keep their shirts on due to our bad sunburns and Joseph and Emma had stated to peel. This made me not want to snorkel for to long.

After this we had lunch, Yummy tacos, and then we headed over to the beach by our house Laniki. I loved this beach too. No waves, beautiful sand and sky, warm water, Relaxation at its finest. The kids enjoyed burying each other, looking for crabs, snorkeling, and pretending to boogie board.

When we got back to the house I got everything all packed up. I had such a wonderful time but I think I was finally ready to go home and back to real life. I was glad we stayed so long so that I could fully unwind.

After the kids went to bed we went out for ice cream. One last date night before we had to head home.
He loved being buried until he couldn't get out.
Ryan and Jared went out snorkeling way far.
Notice Joshua and Sydney in the back ground. He grew very fond of her and would just hold his hand on her back. She was good natured about it and didn't really seem to care.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oct 26th

I honestly can not remember what we did today besides going to church. I am sure it was nice and relaxing. We were all still suffering from bad sun burn so I can only imagine we enjoyed taking it easy. I do remember that we took a nice mellow walk as it was starting to get dark and I was thinking how sad it will be to leave this place.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oct 25th

My SIL Sarah wanted to do some service while on our vacation and I thought that would be good for the kids to step outside themselves and help others since we are so blessed. When we had gone to church the Sunday before they mentioned the need for people to come and help clean the church. We could do that.

Jared and Sarah helped clean the bathrooms and mop floors. I was proud of their good attitudes and willingness to work. They seemed pleased and you could tell they felt good for helping.

It had been sprinkling while we worked and our day was supposed to be filled with hanging out at the beach. despite the rain we headed to the swap meet to buy gifts for family and a hat for Ryan. It started to pour when we got there and it felt great to walk in the warm rain. The kids all got soaked and nobody cared. After we got them all in the car I had remembered something I had wanted to buy for the girls for x mas so I walked around by myself for a while and just felt so content and happy to be waking in the rain in Hawaii. I was basically speed walking and it felt so great. I would notice the looks of pitty on peoples faces as I passed. I would smile even bigger. Little did they know how much I was enjoying myself.

Even though it was still raining we decided to head over to the other side of the island and go to the beach. Sean and Allie had left before us and had found that the beach we were planning on going to was no good. We went back to the ko olina beach that was my very favorite. It was a relaxing time for me. No worries about anything. We talked about getting kayaks on Monday. A family we met at church said we could borrow theirs if we wanted to. When I saw that they had kayak rentals at koolina I thought it would be a good idea to see if it was really worth the effort to borrow for all day on Monday. 1 hour was about all anyone needed. We were able to let all the kids have a turn and I realized it is something I would enjoy one on one with my husband mush more. I was glad the kids all got a chance to ride on a "boat" and Jared was able to pass off something for scouts. Win win. Anything more then an hour would have been way to long with the kids.

After this we enjoyed a relaxing date night at a super nice restaurant. I had never heard of it but everyone else had. Probably because it is a steakhouse. I enjoyed my shrimp and potatoes so very much. Yum. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Oct 24th.

Sean and Trent went of to the big island for more work. Ryan didn't have to go so we spent the day with just our little family.

We started out our day getting a bit to eat. I felt like I was always hungry on this trip. I don't know if it was the time change our pregnancy but I always was eating.

I wanted so much to go on a hike with the kids and the thought of going to a waterfall was so high on my list. We had been using GPS on our phones to find everything up till this point. I plugged in where we wanted to go but this time the GPS was so wrong. What we did find was this beautiful little drive where the trees made a tunnel around the road. Breathtaking. I didn't mind at all that we were lost. My only wish is that I had gotten out and taken more pictures. When we saw a local we asked him were the spot was we were looking for and he laughed and let us no how off course we were.

Once we did find it I saw people putting on bug spray and thought that would have been a good idea. To late now. The kids all grabbed walking sticks and up we headed to the water falls. I was surprised how well the kids did. When we were almost to the top Joseph vocally told me, "Why did you want me to do this. I just wanted to watch Dora." He cracked me up. The whole walk was beautiful and we just enjoyed being together.

After this we got a bit to eat at one of the most scary hole in the walls. We wanted to try local food and this is all we could find. Scary! If you have ever seen Kitchen Nightmares it is even scarier. The other thing that was beginging to cause us problems was "no public restrooms" for a pregnant lady with little kids this was not a good thing. It was comical though.

After we were all full and tired from our day we drove over to pearl harbor. We took our time and let the kids sleep in the car. By the time we got there they were almost closed and the tours were done for the day. We did get to look through the museum and that was about all the kids could handle so it was perfect.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Oct 23rd

Ryan was so anxious to use his boogie board we bought once we got into town. We knew there were good waves so today we went on the search. Just up from the street Sean's friend who lives there said we would find perfect novice waves. Ryan was in the water the whole time. It was fun to watch him be a kid and just have fun. We can both be to serious sometimes and this was just a fun day.

The other boys also found cool looking crabs. The sand crabs are much bigger and have claws. San Diego sand crabs are harmless looking. Jared thought this was super cool and wanted to help catch them. Sarah and Jared both really enjoyed "surfing" with Ryan. Emma held back and played in the smaller waves with the other kids. I just sat on the beach chair or on the sand and enjoyed soaking in the sun.

After they had enough boogie boarding we went to Turtle Bay to see the huge Hawaiian turtles. Joseph was so excited to see turtles. Form the moment we got off the plane he was asking when we would see them. Once we got home he let me know what he really wanted was to swim with them. He did, he just didn't know they were in the water farther out then we were. The turtles at the bay just laid there soaking in the sun. They really are beautiful creatures.

Then we headed to sharks cove. The bad thing is we forgot to reapply sunscreen sooner. Once we were in the car to shark cove I could feel it and see it on the kids. We hurry and applied more but it was to late and this is the day we all got burnt. Ouch.

Shark Cove was really cool and I really enjoyed it. This was the first time I really got into the water (Why I waited so long was beyond me) I went snorkeling with Jared and it was amazing to see the different variety of fish. Sarah saw an Eel and that was the end of her snorkeling. Jared would have spent all day out there if I would have let him.

Needless to say we all crashed. We were so tired and worn out form the sun and our new sunburns. Luckily I brought aloe gel and we applied to all the kids several times to help with the burn. It made for a rough night sleep with no air conditioning but it was all part of the experience. Joseph and Emma peeled. That was fun to pick it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oct 22nd

The boys got up early to go do there work (the whole reason we came). I took it as an opportunity to just take it easy and relax. So many times on this trip I would just breath deep and take it all in. The joy of having nothing that had to be done was so divine to me. I loved it!

The kids played and watched cartoons. We had a good talk as sisters and I just realized how much I love my life, craziness and all. I felt so validated talking with them. Life feels crazy for us all at times. But None of us would choose any other life. Our kids are so loving and forgiving.

Eventually we went to a beach close by the house and just took it easy. It was called Laniki. It was breath takingly beautiful. I didn't have my camera this day so I just took mental pictures and just felt blessed to see another of God's beautiful creations. This beach also had hardly any waves which I enjoyed. Oddly enough I don't remember what we did and I think it is cause I enjoyed doing nothing. I remember we left cause someonehad to go potty.

When we got back we got ready for our date night. We drove almost an hour away to go to dinner. The drive was so fun simply because these people make me laugh so hard. I think we were just all feeling so relaxed that we could let go and just laugh. I also think it helps that the brothers all have the same sense of humor and so we all "got" eachothers jokes. Ryan has such dry humor that people who don't know him never know if he is serious or not. He cracks me up though and I truly love this man that I have spent almost 11 years with.

We did get to eat some really yummy food and Allie introduced us to virgin Lava flows. I never ordered one cause they were to strong for me but Ryan was a believer. The first one he got had a piece of glass or plastic in it. Not just a little piece either. SO they brought him another one and apoligized tremendously. Then he got a second one with a pice of glass or something in it. I tasted it and also got a piece. The bartenders was perplexed. I guess after the first one he opned all new bags so we have no idea why? Ryan was joking about getting a free meal out of it but all we got was a good laugh. We did enjoy Allie's stories and I miss her story voices.

Oct 21st

We took our time getting ready to go this morning. I think we were starting to adjust a little better to the time change. I was kinda bummed about getting adjusted. I liked waking up so early. Our plans for the day were to go to the Polynesian Cultural Center. I really thought this would be my children's favorite part. The first couple hours were so hot that every one felt a little grumpy. The first few things we saw were a little slow so I think that didn't help.

We got shaved ice and sat under the shade and we all felt a little better. From then on things went much smoother. The kids loved the spear throwing competition. Jared was a natural. Ryan was so much better then the rest of us but that was to be expected. We then watched the canoe show and that was funny. Not the show but the kids. They had just made little fish on a string made out of leaves. Joseph and Joshua thought it was for catching fish and were sticking in the water during the show. The fish really would come up to the surface. The only problem was I kept thinking how I did not want to go in the water after one of them. That would not have been fun.

Where we were sitting the canoes would come up quietly behind us to enter the many "stage" One of these times I was preventing a child from going in when They came up behind me and they yelled so loud I almost feel in myself. They were having a hard time not laughing at my. The one guy said sorry as he past and I just laughed.

Then we went to our favorite part which was the drummer guy. He was so funny and all my kids were intrigued with him. We also order this yummy dessert while we watched it. The kids made a huge mess but they loved every bit. I got to enjoy the fruit that was at the bottom. Yum.

I don't really remember what we did after this. I think everyone was feeling tired and hungry so we just killed time until the luoa. Oh the food was so yummy. I think we all ate way to much food. It was all you can eat. They had great fish and rolls. We also got to watch a show while we ate. The hostess seemed to take a liking to us and the cute kids with all have. It was relaxing after walking around in the hot sun all day.

After this we walked around the shops. There was so much I could have bought but nothing that I thought was worth the amount they were asking.

Then came the fun night show! Emma and Joseph feel asleep first. Joshua, who I thought would be out quickly, stayed awake longer then any of the other little kids. He was into the dancing and yelling. He was hillarious to watch. I think he was a dancer and singer in heaven! There were college age boys behind us and they would crack up any time Josh would have an outburst of mimiking the dancers. This only encouraged him more. He is never one to let down a crowd.

It was a completly tiring and wonderful day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oct 20th

I thought that I would not want to go to the waterpark but I knew my kids would love it. I was afraid that there would not be enough for the little ones. I was so wrong. They had two perfect little kid areas with slides that even Joshua could go on. I went down a few kiddie slides and I had a blast watching how excited the kids got. I also enjoyed the wave pool. I remembered how much I loved the water park by my house growing up.

Jared was surprisingly not as adventurous as Sarah and was not sold on all the ride. Allie and Sean made a bet with him that Ryan would not fall off the tube and if he didn't then Jared had to go o n the ride. I would not have gone on this ride it looked so scary. Ryan did not fall off, or die. So Jared went on. Sarah said it was her favorite and Jared said he would not go again. They make me laugh.

After this we headed over to this wonderful little man made section of beach. It was part of a resort Ko olina and so perfect for the kids. It had grass that met into the sand and the waves were non existent. I was surprised at how daring Joseph and Joshua got. they would go in really far. We met some wonderful locals that our kids played with. They brought bread to feed the fish and I was surprised at how big the fish were that were swimming right at my feet. You could hardly see them cause they were the same color as the water but they were about a foot long.

The people were just so friendly and they cracked me up. One of the guys was trying to catch birds with a fishing net and Jared had caught on the fun and I was cracking up watching them.

Another great day!