1 Hike with some of our Swamp Romp team (up to a dozen women now!). This is one of the pillboxes on the Lanikai Hills hike above Lanikai beach. Nice graffiti, eh?
2 Hot, sweaty mama!
3 A better view out this way - from L to R: Diane, Leo, Sherry, me, Sam.
5 We never get tired of this view. Thanks for the nice shots, Angel!
6 Dad and Marilou - note the backpack!
12 We are so lucky to have mom and Pete here to watch Sam while we sneak out for some parent time. They have SUCH fun together! Thank you, guys, for loving him so much.
13 Some unique beach toys...
14 Mom caught a kite on camera!
15 With mom's help watching Sam, I was able to give Caff a chance to run and play on the beach.
17 Sam often lounges with his friends :)
21 A surprise visit from Cindy and her husband, Dale! I worked with Cindy at Sharp in San Diego several years ago and have enjoyed staying in touch with her. They were here for the fourth of July - what a wild celebration! You can see the neighborhood lit up with fireworks behind them.
23 Soft ice cream maker from mom and Pete! This will be a hit for years and years!
28 Sammy found a present under our bed and hustled it all the way down the hall to us! He had found his easel, so we decided to let him open it (we were going to save it for his birthday).
37 I love how Nate gives Sophie a drink out of his hat!
38 We love this ridge hike because Sam can do so much of it. We keep a good hold on him in many places, though, because it's a tiny bit narrow for him to do all on his own.
41 Holding on tight to Daddy on the Pillbox trail!
46 Mom's gecko friend!
48 A hike with Laurie on the Pillbox trail in Lanikai. Here she is enjoying a nice spider web!
54 Wow - new hiking shoes!
57 Tita Bear said Sammy would be a great model and asked how he was with taking direction. I decided it would be fun to find out while "modeling" his new hikers. Here he is learning some poses from Gramma :)
61 A morning of fun at the beach with Gramma!
70 Dave's nightstand.
71 Alli's bedstand. Several books in progress.
72 In our CD player one random weekday morning (Dave listens in the early morning while having coffee before work).
73 Pilates session with Leo in our backyard. You will note Sam has a very hand's-on approach to his teaching :)
86 On the Kuli'ou'ou hike - Sam did a great job climbing over rocks and hiking up about 1/2 mile of this trail in his new Merrell (!) hikers! He enjoyed chasing me back down about 1/2 mile of the trail from the summit through an ironwood forest.
89 Ironwoods - I loved this section. So soft to hike through!
90 PB&J on the summit - yum!
93 Lunch for mom and Gramma (thanks for meeting up with us!) and shave ice for Sam at Keneke's afterwards!
101 Sam loves to watch pictures on this neat digital frame from Uncle Dan - thank you so much!
102 Trying on mommy's sunnies.
103 The nice view from Correa Farms in Waimanalo. We'd like a little eating area like this in our yard!
104 Checking out a pony ride farm in Waimanalo - great views from their farm, and Sam enjoyed seeing the horses.
105 Sam LOVES the water and always cries when it's time to go, even if he's sick (as he was here).
106 Little dip in the tide pools afterwards :)
110 Feeding Aunty Angel grapes!
111 Sammy is getting good at the "Shaka" (not shown) and "rock on" signs! (There are many ways to say "I'm TWO!")
112 On a run - we stop at the park for Sam to run up and down the dunes, and say hello to birdies and duckies.