1 We had fun talking about which animals have whiskers, then decided we really should have some, too! Gramma, mommy and Sammy all had whiskers on when Dave arrived home. Think we got some on him????
2 A morning at the tide pools - such a great place for Sam to play. Lots of other little kids there this morning.
6 Looking at all the little fish in the tide pools.
8 Dave was a huge hit reading to Catie, Sam and Anneliese at a dinner party tonight (at Nate and Laurie's - the same great couple who always host fabulous dinners!).
9 After waking up from a nap in his "chrysalis", my butterfly is working hard with his truck!
10 Then he practices flying!
11 Ahh...time for a rest! Flying is hard work!
12 Gramma went back to WA...but we'll see her soon I'm sure!
13 Sam's first time in a bouncy house!
14 A quick breather :)
18 A quick drink and cake at the birthday party...then back for more!
19 waking up from a nap at Auntie Angel's - sleeping on David's bed!
21 "Happy hour" at the tide pools. This has become a Friday tradition, and this time we were joined by neighbors Ronnie and Giji and their 2 1/2 yr old boy Jonah. We had a great time swimming, then enjoyed pizza that Dave brought and chocolate chip cookies that Ronnie baked.
23 You can't tell...but Giji is expecting!!!
25 Hawaiian canoe races in the background.
34 See the little hand reaching up?
36 The next morning. Sammy can't get enough of these tide pools.
41 Tried to age this like an old-time family photo - like the ones our parents have in their albums???
42 Surreal Dave.
44 A tiny fish captured under water with my camera.
45 Brutus and 5AY (monk seal about to pup).
46 Turtle tracks...
47 Sammy likes to "cook" while we're on turtle duty. He makes oatmeal, coffee, raisin bran, etc. for 2 hrs - by the time we leave I am famished after playing along! We take a swim, look for more turtles then either have a lunch "date" in Haleiwa or picnic on the beach before heading home.
48 Dear friends Angel and Mike invited us to celebrate their 17th weddding anniversary at a private jazz club above someone's home. It was really cool.
49 Sammy and I visited story time on base, then made a craft.
50 Taking Caff to the beach on the base.
51 BIG crab...I was filming this guy up really close as he scurried, then I felt something on my foot. I totally wigged while the camera was still running. I edited that part out :) ha ha!
52 Sammy riding his bike at the beach park. He's gotten pedaling and steering down well enough he toured all around the park and didn't want to turn around to go home! Here he's pulling tricks already - no hands!
55 Swimming in our association pool after the bike ride.