Sunday, August 31, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
On Monday we had lunch with my uncle who lives in Honolulu and I've only met him two other times in my life. Then we dropped Richard off with Grandma at the Honolulu Zoo while the rest of us (Gary, Garrett, Ben, and I) went to the International Market. It's like Pike Place Market in Seattle with tons of little stands and shops selling souveniers, clothing, and other paraphernalia.
This is the boys sitting at the base of the lagoon at Wiamea Falls. It was a pretty hike complete with ancient (some reconstructed) archelogical sites. Interesting. Garrett was placed in a cave by Grandpa. :)
Perhaps one of the most fun things we did was the Luau and Dance at the Polynesian Cultural Center. It is right down the street from the LDS Temple and BYU-Hawaii. During the dinner they asked if anyone was celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary, and since our 7th anniversary was last week we went up with several other people and got to be recognized. We also got a few pictures of the temple and lot's of the PCC. It was a fun and late night. Both boys stayed awake (to our dismay) during the show and slept in the car on the way back to the hotel; it was about 11pm when we got back. My camera is now dead, so I can't upload anymore pictures at the moment. :) Pooh, I'll try again later!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
This picture is about a year old, but it still plays a big part in our lives...:)
Richard loves the Titanic. We have watched every movie, documentary, and every book that our public library has about the Titanic. Ben recently recorded The Titanic (you know, the one with Kate Winslet and Leonardo de Caprio) from DVR and Richard constantly asks to watch it. It's great from TV because there is nothing you have to fast forward though...:) I used to have to watch it with him so I could get through certain parts that aren't meant for 4 year old's eyes or ears. I don't like watching it because it always makes me cry...He loves the sinking part the best as you can see from the picture. This is an egg carton that Ben covered with construction paper and is complete with 4 funnels (the last one is fake of course) and they come out as the ship sinks. It's quite fascinating, you should read about the Titanic! "The Titanic is sinking!" is a very familiar phrase around our house.