Just so you know, she did climb into bed later that night. She sleeps on the trundle.... when she's not begging to sleep next to Heather.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The dudes land at about 2:30pm local time and they're ready to rock. We take them home, give them some pupus (appetizers) and head for a walk to the beach. After a bit of walking, we hit up dinner at Shokudo, a Japanese Bar & Grill. We eat, sushi, eel and noodles. Then we get some stuff for banana splits at the grocery store, and go home. The time difference soon gets the best of the fellas, and they crash early.
After two hours in the water, they exit burnt (even after blocking up) and hungry.
We eat at Duke's restaurant, and then head home. The guys crash, again. And that pretty much sums up the day. They woke up to eat dinner, and then fell asleep for the rest of the night after a bit of TV. Nice. I think Ashlyn stayed up longer than all of us this night.
Day 3 - Saturday, July 12th
We began the day like any good PCA trip begins -- MarioKart. Heather wins the first few races putting us to shame, but soon, I take over and school everybody the rest of the way. Adam did win the last race of Bowser's castle though. I was still overall champ. After a pancake breakfast we head to the Pali lookout, and then to Lanikai beach.
The next 5 hours we people watch, play football, and take lots of pictures. The water is ridiculously warm, almost to the point of being non-refreshing, but still nice. Russ gets burnt again too. Also, when we were done, to our surprise we got a parking ticket for parking in the wrong direction on this dinky two way residential road. Sheesh. Dinner is in the slow cooker when we get back, we watch some TV, eat some more banana split, and whatta ya know, the fellas visit dream land again before 11pm.
Day 4 - Sunday, July 13th
It is the Sabbath, so we plan to hit up Pearl Harbor before going to church at 11am. Heather decides to hang back with Ashlyn. One problem though, when we get there it's a two hour wait, and we forgot to bring water and sunscreen. So we picked some up, did the tour, missed most of church, but did read a story about the submarine USS Tang. Oh yeah!
Then guess what happened... yup, a five hour nap for the dudes. Silly guys. But, in their defense, we were go-go-go on this trip, plus they were a little burnt and kinda sick. We'll let it slide. We did walk Waikiki beach that night, and then ate more banana split, and called it a night.
After snorkeling we hit up Waimea bay where kids were doing crazy jumps off the big rock. We never participated. We didn't stay long because we had to go to the next beach, Laniakea, so we can check out some turtles.
But we couldn't stay there long either, since we needed to get to Matsumoto's for shave ice before they close at 6pm. We barely made it. After, we witness a gorgeous sunset, and then the picture posing gears begin to turn. Oh dear. We finally head back to town, pick up some thai food and it's bed time before you know it.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This bottom picture reminds me of Clarence and Michelle, they have the exact same pose in a shot in Edmonton. Funny stuff. I promise, none of these pics were staged. She's just a ham. We'll have a complete day-by-day report of the Dude's visit later, I just need to sort through about 1000 pictures that we took, and find ones that are family appropriate. Half of them are shirtless in sweet poses. Good times.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Well, this morning I knew I must be doing something right with Ashlyn. How? At 7:45am, Ashlyn told us she's hungry, so we asked her what she wanted to eat. Promptly she responded, "Tofu?", "Rice?" I love my baby.
Note: Unfortunately we didn't have tofu, but she got her rice and she ate some orange chicken. She was a happy baby. (I guess she's not really a baby anymore, but she's still our baby!)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Our next adventure begins tomorrow when our next set of visitors arrive. Adam Rich and Russell Woodward. My boys from the good ol' BYU days.