Saturday, July 02, 2011

Maui Day 2 Morning Beach Time

Because of the time change of 7hrs or so Alyssa and Emerson were awake at 3am!  We spent some time playing in our hotel room, watching some cartoons and having breakfast. Around 6am we couldn't put it off any longer we needed to get to the beach!  Kannapali beach is magnificent, really truly the most soft beautiful beach we have ever been on. The undertow can be pretty strong and there is a quick drop off not too far out but the kids were aware and listened really well.

Cute little footprints in the sand.

We met up with Harry and Uncle Peter who were out for a walk. The kids had fun playing in and running away from the waves together.

One of my favorite pictures from Maui. (that's saying something considering there around 1600)
My heart just melts when I see this face and it expresses exactly what we felt like in Maui.

Emerson loved playing in the sand, running, digging and rolling down the sand banks. He is a little tentative of the water still but still had fun in it. I think he prefers the pool because it was easier for him to move around in.

Click on this pic to bring it up larger. He is covered in sand and couldn't be happier :)

Grandpa Jack, Travis and Uncle Peter

Trying a hand at building sandcastles but the tide was coming in and took it out pretty quickly. Travis spent so much of his childhood on beaches in the sand and he loves being able to share that with the kids.

Friday, July 01, 2011

April 28th Maui Day 1

Our trip to Maui began when we left Calgary on Thursday April 28th at 7am, it was snowing. On our flight with us was Nana April, Grandpa Jack, Auntie Becca, Uncle Peter and Harry.

The kids did really well on the very long 7hr plane ride.  They played with new toys, coloured and listened to music on the ipod shuffle. Aly and Emer especially love listening to the Robert Munsch stories we had on there.

Complimentary Mai Tai before we touched down. I think all of the adults were very much appreciative of some alcohol after the flight.

I loved watching the clouds. They are so beautiful.

Our first glimpse of Maui.

Our plane.

Alyssa and Emerson had to run and jump as much as possible after being cooped up in the plane for so long. They did laps while Travis picked up our rental car.

The road to Kannipali

Out for the count. Between the plane ride, time change, and heat they were both done.

The view from our room.

I missed their first time on the beach in Maui because I had a migrane, I was having a nap in the cool dark hotel room. I caught up to Travis and the kids when they were trying out the pool. It was perfect, it had a nice shallow area for the kids that was blocked off from the rest of the space.

Our first Maui sunset. Heavenly.