1 My friend Angel is hosting her own 40th birthday sleepover, and wanted a picture of me in junior high. I think I'm about 13 here. Maybe 12. I'm not sure...this is my beloved pony, Soda. He'd just made a mockery of me at a horse show by sinking his chompers into a huge decorative pine in front of a jump he was supposed to have gone OVER, but decided to eat instead.
2 The boys and I out on a fun run, stopping by the beach park for a romp.
3 Packed and waiting for a space-a flight to the east coast!
4 Sam helps vacuum!
5 Doing a fun game - try to figure out what letter you feel while tracing it.
6 Hmmm...what did we spell?!
7 Then doing alpha-wrestling, and number wrestling. Turn yourself (or your mom!) into a number or letter. This is...4! Can you see we're sweaty? Meanwhile Ben is reading and watching in amusement.
8 The 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt - friends Giji (with Jonah and Rinnah) and Brendan and Leo (with Bridget and Greta) and Mary (with son Clark) were all able to come. We missed some of our usual co-conspirators, but it was a great time!
10 Oooohhh! Cupcakes for breakfast!
11 Look at the big stick we found! It's now in our garden.
12 We stumbled across a Marine Corps Band concert, and Sam was invited to play the big guy drums! What a hit! (We're wiling the day away while Dave goes into work and we cool our heels waiting for a space-a flight.)
13 Then we went muddin'!
14 Here's video of the fun. I can't believe Sam has only been riding his bike without training wheels for a month!
15 Easter morning and we're still in Hawaii enjoying the weekend with Dave, and waiting for a flight heading east. At this point we'll take anything! I got Sam a sword bubble maker - you squeeze a button on the sword and it opens up like jaws to make huuuuge bubbles.
16 See how big???!!
17 Daddy got into it as well!
18 Bubbles floated high into the sky...
19 After seeing a few rise majestically, changing into ovals and then back into circles with the breeze, I thought...how appropriate for Easter. He is risen!
20 Church time! Ben writhed and squirmed so much his shirt popped open for 2 of 3 buttons!
21 We did some more mountain biking through puddles and mud. Dave and Sam had a great time! Ben even got to ride with me on my mountain bike in the front. See their legs?
22 Ben and mommy :)
23 Nice spray up the butt, huh? He went through some awesome puddles - like huge! They were 15-20' long and 6" deep. He did great navigating throught them!
24 Then it was time for our first swim of the season after biking. It's been unusually cold here, but today was nice and warm. Ben has had a runny nose for 10 days, so this is his saline nose spray, ocean style! It really cleared him out.
25 He is totally fearless. This shot was taken just after he got SWAMPED by a wave!
26 Here he is after his big wave!
29 Beautiful water and rather brown sand here at Ft. Hase beach.