So, Rae and I were there 12 days total. My parents were there for our first 3 days, and then Garrett arrived on day four! Then he was there for 8 days total.
I was reeeeeeaaaally excited for G to get there because 1. He's definitely Rae's favorite. She loves her Momma, but she's a Daddy's Girl, which I looooooove! It melts my heart. So I knew she would adjust better to the different time zone, all the new people, and the new places with him there. And 2. Garrett had never been to Hawaii, and I had only been once. So I was just excited to get my vacationing on with that lover boy.
While we were waiting for G's delayed flight to arrive, Me and Jade, and all the girls, spent our day at the Kiki Pools. It's just this calm little bay where the water is way shallow so it's safe for kids. This was Rae's first official time in the ocean and she loved it!
Once Garrett got there and we got all settled in and rested up, the real fun began! We started off by paddle boarding in the ocean! It was awesome! None of us had paddle boarded before, but it was really fun. We started out in a bay, but we could go as far out into the ocean as we wanted. It was so cool to be standing on a little surf board, so far from the beach, just totally surrounded by water. The water was so clear and blue so you could see all the pretty fish and coral below you. It was one of my favorite parts of the whole trip!
|taking turns paddle boarding and holding RaeRae|
|so love this little beach bum!|
Our evenings were spent either at home, making meals and playing games, or going out to eat and shopping at the downtown Kona shops! By the end of everyday, all of us were totally wiped out!
part 3 coming soon.....