Saturday, July 28, 2007

Waimanalo Beach Park

What an incredible Saturday we have just had! This morning Todd was able to wake up bright and early and do his five mile jog while the kids and I slept. Then Connor and I went to the grocery store to get some much needed milk. Once we returned it was time to pack up our things and get ready for a day at the beach.

We weren't heading to just any beach over on our side of the island, we were going to the one and only Waimanalo Beach. There is the softest sand, nicest breeze and perfect Boogie Boarding waves! Other great things about Waimanalo is that the beach is a good distance from the parking lot, and to get to the beach you have to walk through the trees with prickly small pine cones that act as deterrents for tiny little wandering bare feet! A natural babysitter/fence. There is so much sand that you can sit a comfortable distance from the waves and yet close enough to chase a child that might decide to take a dip.

This is the first time since we have returned that Todd was able to go Boogie Boarding. It was everything he remembered. The water was that perfect shade of green-blue and it wasn't too cold at all. There was a threat of "blue bubbles" but no one in our group was attacked.

Connor LOVED the waves and kept trying to get back in the water without adult supervision. Thankfully there were lots of doting adults to help take care of him. Abi wasn't too sure at first, but she eventually warmed up, refusing to take a nap the entire time we were there.

I relished sitting in my beach chair listening to the waves, feeling the slight breeze and not being too hot. It was perfect. We were surrounded by great friends with the only expectation to have a good time. I bet all had a good time (including Heather who just a few weeks from delivery made an attempt to Boogie Board...she must really want this little girl to come early!)

I am most proud of our return home. Connor fell asleep in the car. As soon as we walked in the door I laid him in his bed, threw all of the towels and suits in the washing machine and put away all of the beach gear. Then I got Abi bathed and ready for her bedtime (which is where she is sleeping now). Connor woke up when he smelled his daddy's pizza cooking. We bathed him, fed him and he is also back in bed! It is only 7pm!!! How lucky are we. So now that Todd is through watching his "manly" movie, I am going to close this perfect day by cuddling on the couch with my love and watching a movie we can both agree on!


Heather said...

GREAT pictures of your kids! That was too fun, thanks for getting us all together again.

Emilee said...

This looks like a piece of heaven! You truly live in paradise!!

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