makai day

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We enjoyed a day on the water with Mom and Richard on Sunday – “makai” in our rotation from ocean to mountain (“mauka”). We think that’s the best way to enjoy all the outdoors has to offer here ­čÖé Above is Dave stand-up paddling at Ala Moana Beach Park. Mom stood up and paddled, too!!!I’ve been eyeing a paddleboard for over a year now – I tried it when I was 8 months pregnant and fell in love with the sport despite really bumpy conditions and a different center of gravity. So I saved up and we went over to the park to test out a board we found on Craigslist. This fun was a brief respite from the plague that has descended upon us. We want to have a little chat with the parents who thought sending a sick child to preschool really made sense…some kid spread pestilence that has now affected all of us for 14 days. On top of a good upper respiratory illness that’s dragged on for over 10 days, including a good cough, poor Sam had a stomach bug last night. Ben has the same├é┬áhead cold and cough, and is a cranky little guy.├é┬áHe is still being a good sleeper at night, though. Dave and I are barely holding our own, with sore throats and sniffles threatening to keep us down. But we’re fighters, man!

One Comment

  1. Gramma Oli 12 November, 2008

    Yes, you are fighters, and now that I’ve been here (Kailua) a couple of weeks, I’m fighting too — because I can’t stand to be so close to my “kids” and not be able to see them!

    PS — I also stood up on the paddleboard for my first time!!

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