The above is what would happen each day in Ala Moana after our time at the beach--two little munchkins crashed out hard! With the time change, they get up early--between 5 & 6 and nap well.
Daddy and Caroline on the beach outside of Duke's where we ate dinner. The best part about Waikiki is the calm water and lit up beach so that we could wade in the surf even after dark.
Dinner at Duke's Canoe Club.
Playing on the beach after dinner. A great pre-bed activity!
Pretty flowers to decorate our hair.
In the water as soon as she hit the beach our first night in Hawaii.
Ezra wasted no time either.
The beauty we enjoyed our first night here.
For the first 3 nights of our trip, Tadd was working out of the BC Honolulu office. That means the kids and I were on our own stuck going to the beach every day. We would have some breakfast and meander out to the Ala Moana state park. It's a great beach for kids since the waves break way off shore and make the beach protected. There were lifeguard to make me feel safe with the kids in the water. Ezra and Caroline loved playing right in the surf with sand/water toys acquired from an ABC store with money grandpa and grandma gave them for just such a purpose. We enjoyed walks on the beach after dark in Waikiki and even some night time wading. Wednesday night Tadd's co-workers took us out to a lovely dinner--which our kids terrorized. Thursday we took one last look at the busy city and hit the road for Haleiwa. What a difference! Waikiki was fun and there was much to enjoy--but we are enjoying the solitude here even more. We'll try to post more later!