2 Like my new shades? These come with a story. They are now my only pair of sunglasses.
3 Love Giji's face here - not sure if she is looking at me or Rinnah! :)
4 My dear friend Mahealani! I was honored with some very special words and a Hawaiian chant. Humbling to be so appreciated for just trying to do a good job (I was assoc Pres for 4 years).
5 A farewell/welcome bbq hosted by our community association. What fun we all had. No one wanted to go home!
6 Another Ben concert :)
7 A trip to the doctor's office is more interesting when you don't have a truck!
8 So we bike/run to muffins, eaten here in the waiting room.
9 Then we read while the doctor excises something.
10 Then we meet up with a dear friend at the park!
11 And then Sam catches a BIRD! He baited them with a muffin!
12 Got it by the tail! You know he has been wanting to do this "My whole life!"
14 This is Ben's "computer".
16 Funny faces :)
18 Typical Ben eating. He is SUCH a mess. This is egg salad.
19 Last roast :(
20 Last glimpse of the dining room table...which we sold.
21 We also made a jaunt to Honey's with Mahealani...and a hike to the carriage road which her great grandmother would have walked while in service to Queen Liliuokalani. How amazing it was to see a huge tree around which the old stones were laid and realize that Mahealani's great grandmother would have walked by that very tree. It was so big at the time of the road's creation 100 years ago that the road went around it. I really enjoyed being there with her on one of our favorite hikes and making that connection between the land and its people.
22 This is the carriage road part. Hard to take a self portrait with my cell phone. This is THIRD attempt!
23 There is the big tree just mentioned on the left.
24 Very very brave Mahealani traipsing through the mud with us!
25 Going back to Mahealani's car for the ride home (Dave headed back ahead of us to get ready for the week).
26 A few face plants due to mud...but look at Konahuanui behind the boys. The misty clouds here make the mountains so beautiful. Listen to Wahine Ilikea.
27 Last run to our turnaround spot!
28 Bye Kailua Beach! We made the rounds during the week doing "last" things.
29 Buying more books. Sam is asking for help finding the series he likes.
30 Jammin - all 6 six strings on his guitar now! Ben jammed all the way home in the stroller while I ran and Sam biked. Yes, we got some funny looks but he was playing nicely!