Ah, the first day survived! Hello all! We left our home around 6am, and arrived in Honolulu at 3:35pm, Hawaiian Standard Time. By the time we got the kids in bed, Soleil had been up for 21 hours straight and Luna had a single 1.5 hour nap on the second flight.
***Note to Figlet*** The kids were great on the flights. We had one whiny episode where I had to talk to them, but the rest of the time we watched movies (Snow White, Fairytopia and Aladin) and colored, drew and talked.
Today we had serious whine. Soleil woke up at 4am and I invited her into bed. She fell back asleep once I started deep breathing. Then Luna cam in at 5 am. At 5:15, I sent them both out to the main room to watch tv. After half of a show, they turned it off to watch the sunrise. By 6, we had sent them down to the grandparents room and we showered and got dressed.
Soleil REALLY wanted to go to the pool, we FORCED the poor kiddo to go see the ocean. After 10 minutes of being at the ocean, she turned to Jay and said “daddy, I am so sorry I wanted to stay at the pool. This is much better.” Then she said “Can we still go to the pool today?”
I had left the single most important item in the suitcase that we switched out of at the last minute, sunscreen. Fortunately, I picked some up and had mom’s for the morning. They were not pleased that mommy kept sunscreening them today.
Luna was a fruitcake as usual. I love this kid. She would run into the ocean when a wave receded and then scream like a little child when one came in and tickled her feet. Yes, I KNOW she is a little child, but come on, it’s fun!
After movie and lunch (the only way we could convince them to leave the ocean was to suggest the possiblity of a movie) we took a drive to diamond Head and Manalula Bay. They loved it and Mom and Dad loved having a tour guide.
An hour dip in the pool and a failed dinner attempt later, Jay and I headed over to the meeting for the first evening tonight. Mom and Dad stayed with the girls. They both stayed up for the movie and both crashed within 20 minutes of the end.
And now it is my turn to crash! We have a ton and a half of photos! I want to post some, but we will see what I can get….